Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC) are two distinct quality management services involved in the design, construction, and service life of a component or system of components.
Quality Assurance is typically defined as actions taken during the design and planning stages to ensure overall safety and effectiveness of a product by planning adequate testing and inspection to obtain the maximum life cycle of the product. We can assist in implementation or development of an Inspection and Test Plan (ITP) in support of our client’s operations.
Quality Control typically defines the control measures, such as methods of inspection and testing procedures, used to verify a product or component is safe, effective, and reliable at the completion of manufacturing or fabrication as well as in-service.
By combining these aspects, we can support clients from start to finish on a project by helping validate internal operations and procedures, as well as supporting the development, initiation and revision of an ITP.
Quality from Start to Finish
We help you get started on the right foot by developing a quality manual and quality plan to outline procedures and workflows. These are vital documents which contain your quality statement, policies, standard operating procedures, work instructions, flowcharts, audit schedules and data packages.
We visit client facilities to confirm that materials and procedures are in compliance with required codes and that the approved quality plan is being followed.
During the build, our inspectors audit the work for compliance in the areas of construction management, supervision and engineering. We will keep you up-to-date on the progress of the plan through reports on these inspections.