Control of monitoring and measuring equipment (calibration) is a requirement of clause 7.6 of ISO 9001:2008. The calibration is relevant where the equipment is used to measure the quality of the product from receipt to final inspection. While most companies have implemented this clause of the standard for meeting their own calibration requirements, there are some companies who have their own labs and offer calibration as a service. TouchBase product of ProductDossier has a module which caters to the requirements of both types of requirements given above.
Requirements of the ISO 9001:2008 standard
Calibration is to be done at specified intervals
Measurement standards to be traceable to National or International measurements standards
The equipment should have adequate identification to determine its calibration status
It should be safeguarded from adjustments and protected from damage
Key features of the Touchbase module
Equipment master which gives all details of the equipment
History card for each equipment
Calibration frequency based on criticality of operations
Calibration schedule and reminders
Compliance for traceability to National or International standards
Generation of reports after calibration (for companies offering calibration services)
Verifying and storage of received reports
Dashboards for showing calibration status
Companies having ISO certification should see a demo of the TouchBase calibration plug in module.