For the assessment, FINAS assembles an assessment team with sufficient expertise to cover the scope of accreditation proposed by the applicant. The team is led by a lead assessor, who also assesses the management system. Besides the FINAS lead assessor, the team generally includes one or more technical assessors or technical experts trained for assessment tasks.
When the assessment team is assembled, the following factors are considered:
• the members of the assessment team are competent and impartial
• the client approves the technical assessors or experts
• all members of the team have signed a non-disclosure agreement