In response to the outbreak of novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2 or CoViD-19), DQS HK has special arrangements for the affected ISO 9001 QMS, ISO 14001 EMS, and ISO 45001 OHSMS audits, primarily in Chinese mainland.

Remote Audits

If a planned on-site initial, surveillance or recertification audit cannot be conducted within the regular timeframe, arrange partial remote audit for up to 30% of the whole audit time, when technically possible.

On-site Surveillance Audits
Additional extension of 60 days is granted to commence with the affected on-site surveillance audit. The certification suspension will not be initiated within this period, if the result of the remote audit is positive in terms of suitability for continued certification.

On-site Recertification Audits

The affected on-site recertification audit may be commenced before the expiration date of existing certificate.
For an exceptional case, further extension of 60 days may be granted to the on-site recertification audit under certain condition.

Please be aware that this might result in a period without a valid certificate until the positive certification decision is made.

Unaffected Sites

The audits to unaffected sites should audited earlier when possible, so that the audit resource will be available for the postponed audits to affected sites. HK is not a affected area at present.

Possible Adjustments

DQS will continues to closely monitor the situation and will decide on further adjustments, if needed.

Other Certifications

By the way, the information about special arrangement for IATF 16949 audits is at:
https://www.dqs.hk/iatf-waivers-associated-with-2019-ncov/.

For other certifications/audits not included here, please contact us for more details.

疫情時期的審核安排

因應近期新型冠狀病毒所致肺炎疫情 (SARS-CoV-2 / CoViD-19) 的爆發,DQS HK為受疫情影響的主要在中國內地的ISO 9001 、ISO 14001、和ISO 45001 審核做以下特別安排。

遠程審核

如果受疫情影響無法在正常的時間範圍內進行原先計劃的初次、監視或再認證審核,則在技術上可行的情況下,先安排部分的遠程審核,最多佔整個審核時間的30%。

現場監視審核

受影響的現場監督審核可以在原來期限的基礎上延長60天。
如果上述遠程審核的結果在持續認證的適宜性上是正面的,則在此期間不啓動證書暫停過程。

現場再認證審核

受影響的現場再認證審核可以延遲到在現有證書到期之前開始。
針對個別特殊情況,在一定條件下可以額外延長60天的進行現場審核。

請注意,上述安排可能會導致在現有證書到期後至新證書發出前的這段時間內沒有生效的認證證書。

未受疫情影響的場地

對未受影響場地的審核應盡可能早地進行,這樣後面才有足夠審核資源對受影響的場地進行延後的審核。
香港目前不屬於本通知內的受影響的地區。

後續

DQS 將繼續密切監視疫情的發展,並可能在需要時決定進一步的調整。

其他

順帶,有關IATF 16949審核的特別安排見此網頁: https://www.dqs.hk/iatf-waivers-associated-with-2019-ncov/.
IATF 規則不允許遠程審核。

關於在上文未包括的其他認證/審核安排,可以聯繫我們。