Due to the drastic consequences that stem from poor quality calibration errors, it is crucial to ensure your company is avoiding poor quality calibration at all costs. A great way to ensure poor quality calibration doesn’t affect your company is to invest in implementing a quality management system and proper calibration services.
WHAT IS A QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM?
A quality management system can be defined as a set of polices, processes and procedures that are required for planning and executing production, development and service of a company. The concept of a quality management system seeks to recognize company requirements based off of the chosen management system. For example, if a company choses to pursue accreditation for ISO/IEC 17025, a quality management system will ensure all requirements and guidelines are met. A quality management system also seeks the following concepts:
- Applicable employee training to ensure all employees understand and perform the requirements of a quality management system.
- Measurement and monitoring of the performance of quality management system, followed up with a report on performance.
- Performance of internal audits to analyze the quality management system.
- Production of records and evidence that all system requirements are met.
By choosing a quality management system to help organize requirements needed to meet certain standards, e.g. ISO/IEC 17025, poor quality calibration can be avoided. To meet certain standard requirements, quality calibration has to be performed regularly and frequently. Documentation of quality calibration has to be recorded in order to prove it has been completed for each instrument. By choosing to follow a quality management system, poor quality calibration is not possible and can be avoid.