Quality Management Systems (QMS) Certification for the Rail Industry
End of May 2017, the Association of the European Rail Industry (UNIFE) announced the release of the new global standard for quality management systems in the rail industry, ISO/TS 22163, by the Technical Committee 269 of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
ISO/TS 22163 is based on the structure and requirements of the ISO 9001:2015 standard, but also includes additional requirements for the rail industry.
Within the timeframe of the defined transition phase, ending in September 2018, organisations certified according to IRIS Rev. 02 will have to undergo transition audits to update their certificates to ISO/TS 22163.
As IRIS Rev.02 certificates will expire after 14 September 2018, and all non-conformities need to be closed for all audits before a new ISO/TS 22163 certificate can be issued, the last transition audits should be completed by July 2018.
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