IATF 16949:2009 has been updated in a 2016 Revision

30/03/17

In October 2016, the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) published a new revision of the IATF standard. With more focus on organisational management and the identification of factors in which employees and stakeholders can have an impact on a business, the automotive standard aligns with the changes of ISO 9001:2015.

Adopting a Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) approach, businesses must establish plans to prevent defects and accidents, reduce variance and waste in its supply chain and evaluate product safety related products and manufacturing processes. They must also be able to demonstrate that employees understand and behave in a way which is reflective of its established organisational code of ethics policy.

As of 14 September 2018, all organisations that have been previously certified in IATF automotive quality are required to have undertaken assessments in line with the new standard. They should have also been issued with an IATF 16949:2016 certificate. After 1 October 2017 no audits (initial, surveillance, recertification or transfer) shall be conducted to ISO/TS 16949:2009.

Organisations that undergo a transition audit will be treated to the same high detail analysis as if they were being audited for the first time. In with the IATF rules (sections 5.1.1 and 6.8.); this is to ensure that a comprehensive review is carried out.

Bureau Veritas plan to undertake a series of transition audits of organisations in line with the new standard, beginning in 2017. Clients affected will be contacted in due course, however if you would like further information about automotive audits for your organisation, please email us at info@uk.bureauveritas.com or call us on 0345 600 1828.

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