measurement audits will be standardized in form, content, and methods of
analysis for each audit cycle. Audit packages will be developed around the
discovered in-the calibration system will be analyzed and a means of
correcting them will be determined and implemented.
a. The AMCC will:
(1) Develop a schedule that provides for auditing each calibration
facility at least once each year.
This audit schedule will be updated
(2) Develop and maintain audit packages for use in determining the
technical measurement competence of calibration personnel.
(3) Provide the facility to be audited with information relative to
the impending audit at least 90 days prior to shipping an audit package.
(4) Provide audit packages that contain instructions and audit items
applicable to the measurement capability of the calibration activity to be
b. The calibration facility will:
(1) Upon receipt, inspect the contents of the audit package for
The AMCC will be notified when the audit package is
When audit items are damaged, the AMCC is to be advised
immediately by either electrically transmitted message, telephone or both.
(2) Place audit items that are not damaged in the location where the
measurements are to be made. These items will be allowed to stabilize, in
accordance with the audit instructions, before beginning the measurement
A series of independent measurements will be performed and the
value of the audit item determined.
Complete information and results of
measurements will be recorded on forms provided.
(3) After completing the measurements, the audit items will be
packaged to avoid damage and shipped by AIR FREIGHT, SIGNATURE SERVICE to
The audit package(s) will be marked: "TO BE OPENED IN THE
CALIBRATION LABORATORY ONLY."
(4) The audit measurement report will be completed and forwarded to
the USAMCC within the time limitation specified in the audit package