Our own customer research and other surveys on remote assessment among clients and accreditation bodies in the Netherlands and worldwide show that the depth of remote assessment lags behind in certain areas compared to assessment on location.
In the light of these data, the RvA does not consider it responsible to carry out a fully remote assessment at a client’s premises for a third consecutive time. After all, the RvA must be able to continue to express legitimate confidence in the accreditations issued.
Therefore, after two consecutive remote assessments, the RvA considers an assessment on site to be “a necessary visit”. This is the only way we can continue to meet the requirements set for us for the execution of our task.
The feedback on the full outcome of the RvA survey on remote assessment will follow shortly.