Effective from Jan 11, 2021, Remote/Virtual Audits (RVA) will be allowed for TAPA FSR and TSR recertifications, to locations where on-site are not possible due to the travel and safety restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic. New (first time) TAPA certifications are excluded from the RVA process.
The use of RVA for a Recertification Audit is also conditional on the IAB Authorized Auditor pre-assessing and meeting all conditions for an RVA recertification audit to be approved by the IAB management. The continued need for this temporary solution and guideline will be reviewed by TAPA every 120 days.
Some, but not all, conditions for the RVA are listed below:
- TAPA shall be notified in advance of the RVA audit.
- ICT platform should be tested in advance of the audit.
- A mobile ICT device with good signal connectivity must be available for a general tour/walk-around of the operation.
- The previous Interim Audit and/or Certification audit reports should be reviewed for awareness of the operation and previous results.
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