Certifications granted by BAS may be suspended or withdrawn or the scope of certification may be reduced.
• Failure to respond adequately to identified nonconformities
Violation of the terms of the signed Certification Agreement;
• Non-payment of fees
Surveillance audits and recertification audits not allowed to be conducted according to required frequency or as scheduled;
Evidence received from authorities, etc., that could affect the status of certificate, e.g.:
• Evidence of nonconformity to regulatory/statutory requirements relevant for the certified management system
B) Withdrawal of Certification - A Client’s certification may be withdrawn as a consequence of:
• The Client has failed to meet certification requirements of a serious nature as to cause withdrawal without suspending certification first, and failures have not been corrected by an agreed upon date;
The decision to withdraw a certificate shall be formally communicated to the Client including the requirements to:
C) Reduction of Scope - Where the failure of the quality system is related to a specific part of the Client’s organization (physical locations, organizational units, or activities), the Client’s scope of certification shall be reduced to exclude the part of the business that does not meet requirements. Only design, service, and/or special processes that are outsourced may be excluded or reduced from the Client’s scope of certification.
The Client has the right to appeal any certification decision made by BAS. An appeal may be filed according to the appeals handling procedure.
BAS requires that the certified client conforms to the following requirements when making reference to its certification status in communication media:
• Will not use or permit any inaccurate, misleading, or unauthorized statements regarding certification;