Technical Experts working under the responsibility of an assessor and does not assess independently: provide clarification – what level of supervision is required?

STANDARD: ISO/IEC 17011  ·  CLAUSE: 3.32  ·  TOPIC: Competence of AB personnel


“Working under the responsibility of an assessor” does not mean direct supervision.  This can be a team leader or an assessor checking in on the technical expert every now and then and confirming the final assessment findings to be reported. The level of oversight will depend on the experience of the TE.  

The technical expert can work in an area alone if an assessor / team leader is available and periodically checking and communicating with the technical expert (this includes also keeping in touch via email or telephone or a mobile APP).