7.1 Resources (7.1.5)

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7.1 Resources

7.1.5 Monitoring and measuring resources General

The organization shall determine and provide the resources needed to ensure valid and reliable results when monitoring or measuring is used to verify the conformity of products and services to requirements.

The organization shall ensure that the resources provided:
  • a) are suitable for the specific type of monitoring and measurement activities being undertaken;
  • b) are maintained to ensure their continuing fitness for their purpose.
The organization shall retain appropriate documented information as evidence of fitness for purpose of the monitoring and measurement resources. Measurement traceability

When measurement traceability is a requirement, or is considered by the organization to be an essential part of providing confidence in the validity of measurement results, measuring equipment shall be:
  • a) calibrated or verified, or both, at specified intervals, or prior to use, against measurement standards traceable to international or national measurement standards; when no such standards exist, the basis used for calibration or verification shall be retained as documented information;
  • b) identified in order to determine their status;
  • c) safeguarded from adjustments, damage or deterioration that would invalidate the calibration status and subsequent measurement results.
organization shall determine if the validity of previous measurement results has been adversely affected when measuring equipment is found to be unfit for its intended purpose, and shall take appropriate action as necessary.

Cross reference
Clause 4.4.1 (QMS and its processes)
Clause 8.5.1 (Production Control)