At the opening meeting (during the initial audit), we will seek to agree the “scope” for which you wish to be certificated. Scope is a concise (usually a one or two sentence) description of your business. It is your responsibility to propose the scope, although our Audit Team Leader will help if necessary.
Your scope should be sufficiently and precisely drawn as to give a clear understanding of the types of products or services which you supply. You should not be certificated for the supply of products you do not make or for services you do not provide. We need to satisfy ourselves that you are competent to supply across all the items normally understood to come within your certificated scope.
If there are regulatory requirements, standards or other normative documents against which you supply products or services, these should be included in your scope.
The scope of certification cannot be changed during the audit. If you wish to make an amendment to your scope or include any additional processes then please notify the IMS Head office prior to the assessment taking place.