How can a very small inspection body, e.g. a one-man inspection body, fulfil the requirement for deputies for technical manager(s)?

STANDARD: ISO/IEC 17020  ·  CLAUSE: 5.2.6  ·  TOPIC: Assigning deputies for technical manager(s) 


The requirement is there to ensure that all work is competently performed, not to ensure that delivery times are honored. Therefore, as is pointed out in ILAC P15, the requirement only applies to ongoing activities. In a one-man inspection body, the activity presumably ceases to be ongoing as soon as the one man is absent.