The assessment visit starts with an opening meeting where the assessment team and the final plan for the assessment is presented.

For laboratories the facilities, equipment and conduct of calibration/test procedures are reviewed. The results from any proficiency testing are reviewed.

For certification bodies, inspection bodies, environmental verifiers, and verification bodies the assessment team or members of it will perform a witnessing of the applicant’s audits, inspections or verification .

All findings are recorded. The assessment visit in concluded with a final meeting with the management of the organisation and other relevant personnel for review of the results. Findings will be presented and a report on any non-conformities will be delivered to the applicant.