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Additional announcement regarding the state of emergency declared throughout the Republic of Serbia

Even in these changed circumstances such as the state of emergency declared throughout the Republic of Serbia introduced according to the Declaration of a State of Emergency (“Official Gazette of the RS”, no. 29/2020), ATS continues its activities by taking the utmost care to protect its clients, assessors, and employees.

On the basis of the Regulation on the Organisation of Employers during the State of Emergency (“Official Gazette of the RS” No. 31/2020), ATS has organised all of its employees to work from home to ensure their activities are being continued. Therefore, all employees will be available via means of electronic and telephone communication, and all the additional information you need can be obtained from one of the provided contacts: HERE ►.

The ATS has decided to conduct all the assessments scheduled for this period by the end of the state of emergency, using one of the permitted assessment techniques, except for the conformity assessment body (CAB) on-site assessment, or performing assessment at the location where CAB conducts its activities. Different means of communication that are yet to be agreed with CAB (e.g. skype, chats, video call…) may be used during these assessments.

See announcement for full details: HERE ►.

We hope that we will overcome this unfortunate situation together.

Sincerely, your ATS

Announcement to all certification bodies regarding the occurrence of the coronavirus 

As you have been informed earlier on our website https://www.ats.rs/en/new/2020/03/release, Accreditation Body of Serbia (ATS) is continuously monitoring the situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak. In line with this, ATS informs all certification bodies to follow the instructions given in ID3: 2011 (IAF Informative Document For Management of Extraordinary Events or Circumstances Affecting ABs, CABs and Certified Organizations) regarding contingency management that may affect the work of certification bodies, especially concerning potential changes to the schedule of certification audits, or the introduction of other audit techniques that can be used in this situation.

If certification bodies choose to use information and communication technologies enabling remote audit providing support and maintaining the integrity of the audit, they, consequently, need to implement the mandatory IAF MD 4 (ICT) Mandatory Document for the Use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Auditing/Assessment Purposes).

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Natalia Jovicic Zaric, the ATS Assistant Director via e-mail natalija.jovicic_zaric@ats.rs

For more information click: HERE ►

Yours sincerely, ATS

Conduct on-site assessments of CABs between March 16th and March 31st 2020

Monitoring the situation regarding the outbreak of the coronavirus as well as the activities that are being conducted in our country (https://covid19.rs/homepage-english/) we have taken preventive actions to protect our employees, assessors, and experts, as well as accredited CABs.

COVID-19

 

On this occasion, we inform you that we will not conduct on-site assessments of CABs between March 16th and March 31st 2020. We will, however, conduct any planned assessments during this period using any other assessment techniques in accordance with SRPS ISO/IEC 17011:2018. Each CAB shall be informed about how the assessment is going to be conducted.

Any additional information will be communicated on time according to the relevant ATS decisions.

Kind regards, ATS

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