Scope Extensions and Reductions

If an existing WCS client requires an extension to the scope of certification, to cover new processes, sites etc then a formal application will be required.

WCS is required to collect all the relevant information about the extensions and retain this on file. A contract review will be required and WCS will produce a quote detailing the audit duration required to complete the extension. WCS call this a special audit. A special audit can be completed at any time or it can be added on to a surveillance or recertification audit.

If the scope extension is just a minor revision to the wording then a special audit may not required. However, a certification decision is still required and controlled by the accredited UK office.

If a client requires a reduction to the scope of certification, i.e. removal of a site or process then WCS should be advised immediately of the changes to the scope. Again, a certification decision will be required as well as potential changes to the audit programme or site sampling plan.

It was lovely to welcome the auditor back to Russell Taylor. It’s always a bonus when an auditor that has been here before as they are more familiar with the company and the scope of our business and I also feel it helps put the staff that may come into contact with the auditor at ease as they are not a complete stranger! We would not think of going anywhere else other than WCS and look forward to next year.

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