Surveillance

To ensure that your Quality Management System is effectively maintained, AMTec performs regular surveillances of your system. At your option, surveillance audits may be conducted at either six or twelve month intervals. Surveillance audits follow the same general format as the Stage 2 registration assessment.

AMTec will contact you in advance of any proposed surveillance visit to establish the schedule and verify audit planning information.

Semi-Annual Surveillance Option

Surveillance audits are conducted at approximate six month intervals during the three year certification cycle. AMTec auditors will typically review at least 1/3 of your system at each visit.

Annual Surveillance Option

Surveillance audits are conducted at approximate twelve month intervals during the three year certification cycle. AMTec auditors will typically review at least 1/2 of your system at each visit. At a minimum, management processes, customer feedback, internal audits, corrective and preventive action, and continual improvement activities will be reviewed at each surveillance audit. Additionally, any nonconformities from the previous audit will be verified as implemented and effective.