WHAT SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN YOUR CALIBRATION REPORT?
Proper understanding of a calibration report is critical. To best understand a calibration report, it is important to first know exactly what information should be included in the report and why. Below, we have created a list of what to look for in your calibration report and why it is significant.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN YOUR CALIBRATION REPORT
–this is an effortless, but very important part of a calibration report. The title helps to identify that the document is in fact a calibration report.
– every calibration report should include the name and the address of the calibration laboratory.
– a unique identification number should be always be present on a calibration report.
– while these seem like a given, it is extremely important to ensure that page numbers are included on your calibration report, along with page of the series it is. For example, page 4 of 5.
– customer’s name and address should always be included in a calibration report. This ensures that the right report is given to the right customer.
– a calibration report should include proper identification of the calibration method used during service.
– calibration reports should also indicate the condition of the equipment/tool being calibrated, along with a brief description of the equipment/tool for identification purposes.
– a calibration report should list the date of the receipt of the calibrated equipment/ tool. It should also include the date of the calibration.
– this one may be a given, but it is always important to ensure that a calibration report lists the calibration results and the unit of measurement.
– Knowing who worked on a certain tool or performed a calibration is important. A calibration report should include the names, functions and signature of the personnel authorizing the calibration report.
– specific information on calibration conditions, e.g., environmental conditions, should be included in a calibration report. Notably, this should section should contain information on the environmental conditions under which the calibrations were performed, especially if they influenced measurement results.
– A calibration report should always present evidence of measurement traceability to SI units of measurements.
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