14 April, 2020

According to what the IAF answers to frequently asked questions section, it is reported that the transition and migration periods agreed by ISO 45001, ISO 22000 and ISO 50001 are extended.

They extend their transition periods to the new versions by 6 months in terms of the deadlines.

It also clarifies that such adaptations can be made during this period using remote audit techniques. See question # 20 and specifically for the ISO 45001 standard in question # 15.

This answer links to another repeatedly asked question that the market has been asking. Question # 5 stating that a 100% remote audit can be performed if all the requirements can be evaluated remotely, including activity observation, by the specific scheme. However, this could change for specific schemes.

This answer includes schemes such as ISO 27001 during this period as indicated in the answer to Question # 6 or for other verification schemes as clarified in your answer to Question # 12. For example, sustainability memory verifications that we carry out to entities of conformity assessment.

Particular attention should be paid to the answer to question # 14 on occupational health and safety systems in accordance with OHSAS 18001 or ISO 45001, where it clarifies that process control and risk control can be audited using remote audit techniques up to at the end of the COVID-19 emergency.

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