» Technical Bulletin – Imminent Publication of ISO 50001: 2018

06 July, 2018

Please be aware that ISO 50001: 2018 is expected to be published in August. UKAS is now finalising its approach to the transition.

There are a number of technical changes along with the application of the Annex SL High Level structure.

IAF has published a resolution for the transition arrangements and the UKAS transition process will be based on this, Resolution 2017-14, which reads as follows.

Transitional Arrangements for the revision of ISO 50001:2011 - The General Assembly, acting on the recommendation of the Technical Committee, resolved that the Transitional Arrangement for the Revision of ISO 50001:2011 Energy Management Systems - Requirements with guidance for use, be three years from the date of publication of the revised standard. All ISO 50001:2011 certifications shall expire or be withdrawn at the end of the transition period.

Within this transition timeline:

  • ABs shall be ready to carry out transition assessments for ISO 50001:2018 within 6 months from the date of publication of the revised standard.
  • CABs shall complete the transition with ABs for ISO 50001:2018 within 18 months from the date of publication of the revised standard.
  • CABs shall cease conducting audits, including initial, surveillance and recertification to the ISO 50001:2011 18 months from the date of publication of the revised standard. The outcomes of such audits to the revision of ISO 50001:2011 shall be considered by the CAB for further decision on accredited certifications to ISO 50001:2011 as deemed appropriate.

A detailed communication will be published shortly detailing the transition process. In the interim, accredited Certification Bodies are urged to review the standard and start to develop a gap analysis and implementation plan (these will be required as part of the transition process).

 

Should you require any clarification to the above please contact David Hayward, Development Manager - david.hayward@ukas.com, or Kevin Belson, Technical Manager - kevin.belson@ukas.com

 

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