QMI Certification have a policy and documented procedure(s) for suspension, withdrawal or reduction of the scope of certification:
Suspend certification in cases when, for example:
- The client’s certified management/product system has persistently or seriously failed to meet certification requirements, including requirements for the effectiveness of the management system
- the certified client does not allow surveillance or recertification audits to be conducted at the required frequencies;
- the certified client has voluntarily requested a suspension.
*Under suspension, the client’s management/product system certification is temporarily invalid.
QMI Certification will restore the suspended certification if the issue that has resulted in the suspension has been resolved. Failure to resolve the issues that have resulted in the suspension within 6 months will result in withdrawal or reduction of the scope of certification.
QMI Certification will reduce the scope of certification to exclude the parts not meeting the requirements, when the certified client has persistently or seriously failed to meet the certification requirements for those parts of the scope of certification. Any such reduction is in line with the requirements of the standard used for certification.