What is the process for unannounced audits?
The Commission Recommendation states that these "unannounced audits" must be unpredictable and without prior notice, so there will be no communication with your company prior to the audit. The BSI Notified Body auditors will present themselves at your premises, and your company must provide immediate and unrestricted access.
Access to your critical sub-contractors and crucial suppliers by the Notified Body may also be required, and will be subject to identical requirements, in situations where this is likely to provide more effective control by the Notified Body. This right of access will need to be covered in your contracts with these suppliers.