IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM APAS AND PCCP REGARDING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) RESTRICTIONS

February 1st, 2021

There are current public health directions restricting business operations in some industries in Victoria. Restrictions to business operations may also be in place in other state and territories. For information about what COVID-19 public health rules apply in your state or territory, go to your government website.

This is a rapidly evolving situation, and we at CSIRO are committed to providing as much certainty for you as we can during this time. We also understand the importance of APAS and PCCP accreditation for specific projects and the need to attend to our members and clients ongoing accreditation requirements in a timely fashion.

Effective 03 August 2020, all APAS and PCCP physical audits will cease and be replaced with online desktop audits, allowing for the provisional status of accreditation for 6- 12 months. The reversion to business as usual will be dependent on the state of COVID-19 restrictions at each review. The follow up site or office audit will occur when restrictions allow a safe return to sites for us all. The online desktop audits can be conducted via selected video conferencing platforms or email and can be arranged with the APAS and PCCP audit manager. The cost of this type of accreditation audit will not increase from the current listed prices but will be split into two payments, with half to be paid subsequent to the online desktop audit and the second payment due subsequent to the agreed site visit.

For further information contact:

Elenora Stepanova

elenora.stepanova@csiro.au

T +61 3 9545 2624 M 0477 753 069