Information Meeting (optional)
- Discuss all issues and concerns
- Ensure certification process is fully understood
- Discuss scope of services for the certificate
- Address the role of HSB Registration Services in the process
An on-site evaluation of the management system for compliance to all the standard requirements and verification of sufficient implementation.
The duration of this audit is based on:
- number of employees
- number of facilities/sites
- number of registrations required
Surveillance Audits (maintaining certification)
Expanding the scope of certification
HSB RS shall, in response to an application for expanding the scope of a certification already granted, undertake a review of the application and determine any audit activities necessary to decide whether or not the extension may be granted. This may be conducted in conjunction with a surveillance audit.
HSB RS requires all requests for expanding the scope of certification be approved by the Technical Manager prior to the auditor going on site. The approval must be documented.
Reducing the scope of certification
Each Certificate of Registration proposed for reduction shall be reviewed by the Certification Manager.
HSB RS will reduce the scope of certification to exclude the allowable exclusions from the applicable standard, (ISO 9001), if the client has persistently or seriously failed to meet the certification requirements. If the exclusion is not applicable per the standard, the certification manager may withdraw the certification.