Validity SQS certification documents

Due to various media releases concerning the termination of negotiations on the Framework Agreement with the EU by Switzerland, the impression may arise that all SQS certification documents will no longer be recognised by the EU.

SQS likes to clarify that the legal uncertainty relates exclusively to the certificates of the Medical Devices Directive 93/42/EEC (MDD). Only exports of medical devices to the EU are affected, but not the Swiss market and all other international markets.

All other SQS certification documents (e.g. ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO 13485, ISO 22000, FSC etc.) are still recognised.


SQS certification procedure in the context of SARS-CoV-2/Covid-19

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Contingency plan for the business continuity of our certified organizations

Remote assessments according to IAF MD 4

For such an emergency situation as Switzerland is currently experiencing, SQS has established, in line with the IAF regulations, all necessary procedures to offer its clients remote assessments according to IAF MD 4. Remote assessments do not require the physical presence of the auditors, which guarantees 100% protection of all persons involved in the audit. SQS is thus able to support the business continuity of its customers and to ensure the maintenance of the management system certification.

How does this work?

By means of market-proven digital communication instruments (SQS- or customer-side), supported by an appropriate bandwidth, the remote assessment is carried out «remotely» according to the planning with audio-/video- and data-transmission. In order to guarantee privacy and confidentiality of the customers, any audio and video recordings (not a standard requirement) are used exclusively for the evaluation and are then immediately destroyed. The prerequisite for this procedure is a risk assessment completed with a positive result.

SQS-certified organisations can contact their account manager to jointly determine the appropriate procedure.

National designation MDR
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National designation MDR
The Standard ISO 45001 Occupational health and safety
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The Standard ISO 45001 Occupational health and safety
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SQD 2022 – Save the date!
Thursday, may 12, 2022 – Kursaal Bern

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These seminars are currently only offered in german language.
We gladly organize each of the trainings according to your wishes and needs. Further information can be found on our website under in-house training courses.

Aspekte des Wissensmanagements und deren Einbau in ein bestehendes Managementsystem
Aufbau der relevanten QMS-Prozesse nach ISO 9001:2015
Betriebliches Gesundheitsmanagement (BGM)
Crash-Kurs für Neueinsteigende ins Schweizer Lebensmittelrecht
Dienstleistungsanforderungen in der Bildung nach ISO 29993:2017
Einführungsseminar MDR nach Verordnung (EU) 2017/745
Fertigpackungen – Füllmengenoptimierung
Geschäftsmodell-Innovation durch Lebenszyklusbetrachtung
Internes Audit – Bereich Dienstleistung
Internes Audit – Bereich Industrie
Internes Audit – Branchenunabhängig
IRIS-Revision 03 und ISO/TS 22163:2017
ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Information Security Management Systems (ISMS)
Kennzahlen und Prozessindikatoren
Lebensmittelsicherheit nach ISO 22000:2018
Management-Review/Managementbewertung 2.0
Managementsystem für Bildungsorganisationen nach eduQua:2012 (Vormittag)
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Managementsystem für Bildungsorganisationen nach eduQua:2012 (Nachmittag)
Managementsystem für Bildungsorganisationen nach ISO 21001:2018
Managementsystem für Sicherheit und Gesundheit bei der Arbeit ISO 45001:2018
Normrevision ISO 21001:2018
Normrevision ISO 21001:2018 sowie neuer Standard ISO 29993:2017
Normrevision ISO 45001:2018
Projektmanagement für den Aufbau/die Revision von Managementsystemen
Qualitäts- und Prozessmanagement nach ISO 9001:2015
Qualitätsmanagementkonzept nach ISO 9001:2015
Qualitätsmanagement nach ISO 13485:2016
Strategisches Management für kleine und mittlere Unternehmen
Umweltmanagementkonzept nach ISO 14001:2015
Umweltmanagement nach ISO 14001:2015
Verbesserung mit System

The current scope of the SAS- and Accredia- accreditations can be viewed by clicking on the corresponding SQS-Trust-symbols.