Prior to commencement of the quality surveillance as per Inspection and test plan (ITP) intervention points, the inspector should confirm that the SUPPLIER has the most current documents, drawings, etc. specified in the engineering design.
Please note that the later editions of industry codes and standards do not apply if the engineering design has specified an earlier edition of a specific code or standard.
Additionally, the source inspector should confirm that that all project documents should have been reviewed or approved by the purchaser.
The purchase order, all engineering design documents, company standards, and industry standards form the basis for the requirements for source inspection of the purchased products.
Company and Client Standards typically supplement industry standards for issues not sufficiently well covered by them.
All mandatory requirements such as “shall and must” statements, included in the company specifications must be met or become subject of an NCR.
All document deliverables such as welding procedure specification (WPS) is the responsibility of the supplier.
Inspector should ensure that they have been approved by engineering as well. The same goes for Nondestructive examination (NDE) procedures.
Inspector may be requested to report on fabrication status or slippage of milestone progress.
The Inspector should notify the inspection coordinator if he believes that product quality may be compromised by schedule pressures.
Inspector shall verify Supplier personnel certifications and credentials conducting the fabrication and quality control steps to ensure that they are properly trained, qualified and certified, as specified in the contractual documents.