Suspension of certification when certification temporarily becomes invalid due to failure by client to fulfil key certification requirements like;

  1. The client’s certified management system has persistently or seriously failed to meet certification requirements, including requirements for the effectiveness of the management system.
  2. The certified client does not allow surveillance or recertification audits to be conducted at the required frequencies.
  3. The certified client has voluntarily requested a suspension.
  4. The client’s failure to pay annual and certification fees.

Under suspension, the client’s management system certification is temporarily invalid but the client shall still be obliged to pay certification fees even for the period under suspension.