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Quality Manual: Table of contents


Number Section

0.0. General
1.0. Background of the inspection body
2.0. Normative references
3.0. Terms and definitions
4.1. Impartiality and independence
4.2 Confidentiality
5.1. Administrative requirements
5.2. Organization and management
6.1. Personnel
6.2. Facilities and equipment
6.3. Subcontracting
7.1. Inspection methods and procedures
7.2. Handling inspection items and samples
7.3. Inspection records
7.4. Inspection reports and inspection certificates
7.5. Complaints and appeals
8.1. Management system requirements
8.2. Management system documentation
8.3. Corrective actions
8.4. Preventive actions
8.5. Management review
8.6. Internal audits

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QM 0.0 GENERAL Version 1 03/06/2012

0.1. The numbering of this quality manual directly corresponds to the numbering of ISO
17020.

This quality manual is only valid if all pages are at the same issue level as shown in
D 80201, index quality manual.

Updates to this manual will be made by re-issuing the relevant section of this manual and
adapting the issue level in the index.

0.2. This quality manual documents our quality system and demonstrates our inspection
body's ability to perform inspection and to meet regulatory requirements.

This manual establishes compliance with ISO 17020.

QM 1.0 BACKGROUD OF THE INSPECTION BODY Version 1 03/06/2012

1.1. Describe the background, sector, activities, personnel and scope of your inspection
body.

The inspections performed by our inspection body include:

-- list out the inspections performed by your inspection body --


-- describe the functions and the technical scope of activity for which the inspection body
is competent. --
-- Distinguish between the inspections which are part of the quality system and those
inspections which are not. --

1.2. Describe the history of your inspection body.

QM 2.0 NORMATIVE REFERENCES Version 1 03/06/2012

The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document. For
dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the
referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

QM 3.0 TERMS AND DEFINITIONS Version 1 03/06/2012

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2.1. The quality manager is responsible for establishing and maintaining a list of definitions
and conventions (D 0001).

Definitions from ISO/IEC 17000 are relevant. For other definitions


those given in ISO 9000 are applicable.

The list is added to this quality manual.

2.2. The quality manager is responsible for establishing and maintaining a list of
abbreviations used in the quality manual.

This list is added to the manual (D 0002).

QM 4.1 Independence and impartiality Version 1 03/06/2012

4.1. The personnel of the inspection body is free from any commercial, financial and other
pressures which might affect their judgement. Procedures are implemented to ensure that
persons or organizations external to the inspection body, cannot influence the results of
the inspections carried out (see procedure P401).

4.2. Our inspection body identifies risks to its impartiality on an ongoing basis
(procedure P401).

4.3. The quality policy shows that our inspection body has got top management
commitment to impartiality.

4.4. The inspection body is independent to the extent that is required with regard to the
conditions under which it performs its services.

A. If your inspection body provides "third party" services:

Our inspection body provides "third party" services and meets the following criteria:

- Our inspection body is independent of the parties involved.

The inspection body and its staff responsible for carrying out the inspection is not the
designer, manufacturer, supplier, installer, purchaser, owner, user or maintainer of the
items which they inspect, nor the authorized representative of any of these parties.

- The inspection body and its staff don't engage in any activities that may conflict with
their independence of judgement and integrity in relation to their inspection activities.
In particular they are not directly involved in the design, manufacture, supply,
installation, use or maintenance of the items inspected or similar competitive items.

- All interested parties have access to the services of the inspection body. There is no

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undue financial or other conditions. The procedures under which the body operates are
administered in non-discrimatory manner.

B. If your inspection body forms a separate and identifiable part of an organization


involved in the design, manufacture, supply, installation, use or maintenance of the
items it inspects and has been established to supply inspection services to its parent
organization:

Our inspection body meets the following criteria:

- A clear separation of the responsibilities of the inspection personnel from those of the
personnel employed in the other functions is established by organizational
identification and the reporting methods of the inspection body within the parent
organization.

- The inspection body and its staff don't engage in any activities that may conflict with
their independence of judgement and integrity in relation to their inspection activities.
In particular they are not directly involved in the design, manufacture, supply,
installation, use or maintenance of the items inspected or similar competitive items.

- Inspection services are only supplied to the organization of which the inspection body
forms a part.

C. If your inspection body is involved in the design, manufacture, supply, installation,


use or maintenance of the items it inspects or of similar competitive items and may
supply inspection services to other parties not being its parent organization:

Our inspection body meets the following criterion:

- Our inspection body provides safeguards within the organization to ensure adequate
segregation of responsibilities and accountabilities in the provision of inspection
services by organization and/or documented procedures.

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