We are a plastics packaging manufacturer and we do in process measurements of our plastic containers like Length, width, flanges, etc.
During an audit we were issued a non-conformance against clause 188.8.131.52 for not doing annual proficency testing on the operators ability to use these hand held instruments they use daily. I don't consider this applicable as this isn't lab testing, but wanted some more opinons.
Product analyses shall be conducted to nationally recognized methods, company requirements, or alternative methods that are validated as equivalent to the nationally recognized methods.
Where internal laboratories are used to conduct input, environmental, or product analysis, sampling and testing methods shall be in accordance with the applicable requirements of ISO/IEC 17025, including annual proficiency testing for staff conducting analyses.
External laboratories shall be accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 or equivalent international standard and included on the site’s contract service specifications list (refer to 184.108.40.206).
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