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The Scope of Visits & Inspections Quality Management System

The scope the Visits & Inspections Quality Management System is described generically as “EMSA Visits & Inspections” and covers the Agency’s tasks described in Art. 3 of the Founding Regulation, respectively:

a) visits to Member States on behalf of the European Commission and in accordance with the methodology established by the Administrative Board;

b) inspections of Recognised Organisations, in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 391/2009 on common rules and standards for ship inspection and survey organisations;

c) inspections on behalf of the European Commission regarding the training and certification of seafarers in third countries in accordance with Directive 2008/106/EC;

Regarding ISO 9001:2015 requirements, clauses 7.1.5 – “Measuring and monitoring resources” and 8.3 – “Design and Development of products and services” – are not applicable as the Agency does not use any measuring equipment/instruments and does not perform design activities when performing visits and inspections.