(Rev Mar 23, 2020, replacing the former version.)

In response to the outbreak of novel coronavirus disease (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 50% of the whole audit time, when technically possible.

Surveillance Audits

  • Additional extension of 90 days is granted to commence with the affected on-site surveillance audit, which must be completed within 2020.
    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.
  • For some clients with all activities auditable with ICT, 100% remote audits may be applied after a risk evaluation, instead of audit postponements.

Recertification Audits

  • After the remote audit with positive result, the validity of the existing certificate may be recommended to extend for up to 6 months, with an extension letter later.
  • The affected on-site recertification audit may be commenced within 90 days after the remote audit, but before the expiration date of the existing certificate.
    For an exceptional case with justification, the affected on-site recertification audit may be commenced within 180 days after the remote audit, but within 60 after the expiration date of the existing certificate.
  • Please be aware that there may be a period without a valid certificate until the positive certification decision is made.
  • For some clients of relatively simple operations or of special needs, 100% remote audits may be applied after a risk evaluation, instead of audit postponements.

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

(2020年3月23日更新,替代前一版本)

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 (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50%

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90天,但同時需要在2020年內完成。
    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。
  • 對於某些全部運作可以通過信息溝通工具進行審核的客戶,在進行風險評估後,可能可以進行100%的遠程審核,而無需推遲審核。

再認證審核

  • 如果上述遠程審核的結果是正面的,則可以推薦發放一封延長信函,將現有的管理體系認證證書的有效期延長6個月。
  • 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,但需在上述遠程審核後的90天內。
    針對個別特殊情況,受影響的現場再認證審核可以延遲到在現有證書到期之後的60天前開始,但需在上述遠程審核後的180天內。
  • 請注意,可能出現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。
  • 對於某些運作相對簡單或有特別需要的客戶,在進行風險評估後,可能可以進行100%的遠程審核,而無需推遲審核。

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