It is impossible to make a complete verification of a welded joint without destroying it. As such, inspection after completion does not guarantee weld serviceability. Quality must be built into the weld, with inspections carried out prior, during, and after welding. By maintaining detailed records of inspections and nonconformance issues, manufacturers can deliver quality welded products, and convert every non-conformance issue into an opportunity for improvement.
Are You Ready for AS/NZS ISO 3834 Certification?
To determine if your company is ready for certification, ask yourself:
- Is your NCR inspection status obvious?
- Are your rejected components identified as such?
- Do you have a system in place to ensure the components are not processed until the NCR has been resolved?
- Are corrected items inspected to ensure the rectification is satisfactory before records are signed off?
- Do you take corrective action when there is repetitive product non-conformance, or to deal with a feature that could generate a non-conformance?
- Does your corrective action address and deal with the root cause?
How to Get Certified to AS/NZS ISO 3834
Ready to have your organisation certified to AS/NZS ISO 3834? You can: