The rules of the CIPM-MRA require that the NMIs implement and operate a Quality Management System (QMS) complying with ISO/IEC 17 025 to support their calibration activities. The project intends to support the validation of the QMS of BoM using a peer review performed by a quality expert of an EURAMET NMI. It will fulfill the requirements of the CIPM and of EURAMET. A peer review is programmed in two steps in October 2011 and January 2012. The initial presentation of the QMS of BoM is scheduled for the next TC-Q meeting.
Final Report 2012-03-31
Peer review comprised two visits. Peer review was performed in accordance with guiding documents for on-site peer reviews within the framework of the CIPM MRA. These are documents of the Joint Committee of Regional Metrology Organisations and the BIPM and the EURAMET Guide compiled by the EURAMET TC-Q.
The peer review was carried out from 24th to 28th of October 2011. Peer review covered all requirements of the Chapter 4 and majority of the requirements of the Chapter 5 of the international standard ISO/IEC 17025:2005. Implementation of calibration methods and checking out of related uncertainty budgets (item 5.4 of the ISO/IEC 17025) were out of the scope of the peer review. Thirty-one findings have been identified and registered during the peer review. Seventeen of them were cleared by appropriate corrective actions. Other fourteen findings had a nature of recommendations; however, they were also considered by the BoM, and required preventive measures have been taken.
The second visit within the project was made from 9th to 13th of January 2012. The objective of the visit was to check the status and efficiency of corrective actions implemented with respect to identified non-conformities. The visit concluded that all findings registered during the first visit were taken into consideration accordingly. Outcomes of peer review were reported by BoM to the TC-Q during initial QMS presentation in March 2012.
More details about the peer review are available in the separate document, “Report of Peer Assessment” .