Scope Expansion and Reduction

“Scope expansion – In case Scope of the existing certificate is to be expanded (eg. Inclusion of process (es) in the system which was earlier excluded, inclusion of new product), then following actions are initiated:

  • The Scope expansion audit will be conducted either as separate or combined with Surveillance / re certification.
  • The audit team/auditor shall send the entire set of documents and recommendations for the review and issue of fresh certificate
  • In case it is deemed that based on fresh information obtained from the client, a fresh calculations for man-days are done and the process of PDV approval process is followed sequentially.”

“Scope reduction – in case the scope of the existing certificate is to be reduced (eg. parts not meeting requirements; persisting complaints; business on hold from customer), etc, then following actions are initiated:

  • The certification scope is reduced to that which meets the current set of requirements
  • The audit team/auditor shall send the entire set of documents and recommendations for the review and issue of fresh certificate
  • In case it is deemed that based on fresh information obtained from the client, a fresh calculations for man-days are done and the process of PDV approval process is followed sequentially. “