Gap Analysis

LRQA can support you with a range of on-site assessment based services to help you and your organization plan for the transition to ISO 9001:2015.

We can help you plan for a smooth transition by confirming your understanding of the changes introduced by ISO 9001:2015 and look at how you have introduced these into your Quality Management System (QMS).

All of our assessment based services are available in local languages for all sizes and types of organization. Our assessors are industry experts and your organizations can directly benefit from their experience and insight.

Gap Analysis – At a Glance

LRQA’s Gap Analysis assessment examines and reports on your management systems’ readiness for transition. It focuses on how your management system has addressed, or plans to address, the changes introduced through the publication in ISO 9001:2015. Based upon the findings, your assessor will advise whether your organization is ‘likely, partially likely or unlikely’ to meet the new standard requirements.

Preparing for the Gap Analysis visit

In advance of the Gap Analysis visit, you should familiarize yourself with the new and changed requirements within ISO 9001:2015. During the visit, through a series of questions, our assessor will determine your understanding of the new requirements and their implications on your management system and hence your organizations readiness to complete the transition successfully.

Do I get a Report?

The Gap Analysis is reported using our Transition Tool which will ask you for responses to probing questions regarding your understanding of the changes and how you plan to implement them into your management system. You will receive sufficient documented commentary to enable you to plan your next steps towards a successful transition.

  • Any ‘gaps’, especially where the response is ‘partial’ or ‘unlikely’, are clearly identified and your assessor will discuss how these gaps may be addressed in order to demonstrate compliance.
  • Please note that the Gap Analysis is not a full assessment against the new standard requirements and does not directly contribute towards ISO 9001:2015 transition. Consequently, no certificate can be issued.

Download the complete Gap Analysis servicesheet