Surveillance activities are performed for MBS MSCD can maintain confidence that the client’s management system continues to fulfil requirements between recertification audits.
Surveillance audits are conducted during the first two years of the certification cycle, and are carried out at least once a year before the recertification year (within 12 months from certification or another surveillance or recertification).
The MBS will issue an invoice for settlement by the client before undertaking any of the scheduled surveillance audits.
Each surveillance audit does not cover the whole scope but by the end of all the surveillances, the whole certification scope shall be covered.
During surveillance, if the system is found persistently or seriously not complying, the Team Leader/Auditor may recommend suspension, scope reduction or withdraw to the Certification Committee.