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TOP-RECHK: Rechecking Measurements With Out-Of-Calibration Instruments

REV:03/09/15
SCOPE: This procedure covers the assessment and documentation of the validity of previous inspection and test results when inspection, measuring and test equipment is found to be out of calibration. 
STEP

WHO

WHEN

INFO TO USE

WHAT TO DO

1 Any team member Upon finding any caliper, gage or other measuring device to be out of calibration Own verification or calibration results Report situation to the Calibrations Clerk
2 Calibrations Clerk Upon receiving report that measuring device is out of calibration Report from team member Determine the base point; the most recent time that the faulty device was calibrated or verified as being in calibration; determine all uses that device has possibly been used since base point; document possible uses on Out-of-Calibration Report; continue to step 3
3 QC Supervisor Upon verifying possible use of faulty device Out-of-Calibration Report Direct the re-inspection of each application to which faulty device may have been used, bringing other team members, suppliers or customer in for information or assistance as needed (see TOP-RCALL); document the results of each re-inspection on Out-of-Calibration Report and produce corrected updates of any records produced from original readings (if any original results cannot be verified, so note) Return completed Out-of-Calibration Report to the Calibrations Clerk
4 Calibrations Clerk Receipt or production of Out-of-Calibration Report Out-of-Calibration Report Review and confirm full execution of Out-of-Calibration Report and confirm in computer
5 Calibrations Clerk After completing rechecks Out-of-Calibration Report Complete Out-of-Calibration Report and submit to QA Manager
6 QA Manager Upon receiving completed Out-of-Calibration Report Out-of-Calibration Report; any necessary quality records Review Out-of-Calibration Report for clarity and completeness, auditing any points deemed appropriate; file in Out-of-Calibration Report file

*Time is critical in rechecking a suspected out-of-tolerance condition. The QA Manager is required to immediately report any lack of cooperation to the VP-Quality & Engineering.

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