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ASME QAI-1-2016 pdf download.Qualifications for Authorized Inspection.
1-1.1.6 Authorized Inspection Agencies described in 1-1.1.1(b) and (c) shall have liability insurance and shall (a) be able to demonstrate that they have adequate arrangements (e.g., insurance or reserves) to cover the liabilities (b) evaluate their finances and sources of income and shall be able to demonstrate that initially, and on an annual basis, commercial, financial, or other pressures do not compromise their impartiality (c) retain documentary evidence that they have reviewed their activities on an annual basis to ensure that the requirements of (a) and (b) have been met (d) declare by signature in the Quality Assurance Manual’s Statement of Policy that the requirements of (a) and (b) will be met (e) submit the documentary evidence as part of their application for the ASME Certificate of Accreditation 1-1.2 Duties An Authorized Inspection Agency 4 shall perform the duties specified in 1-1.2.1 through 1-1.2.11. 1-1.2.1 Provide Supervisors and Inspectors to par- ticipate in the ASME surveys of Certificate Holders for which they provide Authorized Nuclear Inspection. Ensure the Inspector’s diary is made available for ASME surveys and investigations. The purpose of the diary is to provide a record of the Inspector’s activities and to support the continuity of inspections. 1-1.2.2 Provide qualified Authorized Nuclear Inspectors to monitor construction 5 in accordance with the ASME Code Section III, Division 1, 3, and/or 5. 1-1.2.3 Maintain qualified Supervisors to monitor the performance of the Authorized Nuclear Inspectors and to audit the activities at nuclear shops and field sites for which inspection agreements have been made, in accordance with the requirements of 1-2.2.6. 1-1.2.4 Give written notice to all Inspectors of the name, office address, email address, office phone, and mobile phone of their respective Supervisors annually or whenever there is a change in the above contact information. 4 Wherever used in Part 1, the term Agency or employer refers to the Authorized Inspection Agency, the term Supervisor refers to an Authorized Nuclear Inspector Supervisor, and the term Inspector refers to an Authorized Nuclear Inspector. 5 Construction, as used in Divisions 1 and 3, is an all-inclusive term comprising materials, design, fabrication, examination, test- ing, inspection, and certification required in the manufacture and installation of items. 2 1-1.2.5 Assure proper executionofresponsibilities. In particular, the Agency shall (a) establish and implement an internal program which shall provide assurance that those of its employ- ees holding the positions of Supervisor and Authorized Nuclear Inspector perform work in accordance with the requirements of Part 1. This program shall be docu- mented by written policies, procedures, or instructions and shall be carried out throughout the life term of any agreement covering inspections required by the ASME Code, in accordance with the program. The program shall provide for indoctrination and training of person- nel performing such activities, as necessary, to ensure that suitable proficiency is achieved and maintained. (b) provide instructions in writing to Authorized Nuclear Inspectors and their Supervisors, specifying their respective duties and responsibilities. (c) provide instructions in writing to Authorized Nuclear Inspectors requiring them to immediately con- tact their Supervisor whenever the Inspector is unable to readily resolve any question concerning ASME Code compliance, manufacturing procedure, or quality assur- ance provision or its implementation. Instructions should be included as a reminder to the Authorized Nuclear Inspector that he has the authority and the duty to refuse to sign any Data Reports involving noncon- formance with the ASME Code. (d) conduct annual planned audits of activities per- formed by Authorized Nuclear Inspector Supervisors to verify compliance with the provisions of Part 1 and the ASME Code Section III, Division 1, 3, and/or 5. The audit shall be performed by appropriately trained per- sonnel, in accordance with a written procedure or check- list. Audit results shall be documented and reviewed by management. Follow-up action, including reaudit of deficient areas, shall be taken where indicated to ensure that necessary corrective action is completed. (e) establish and implement a written policy to ensure levels of inspection activity commensurate with the scope of the AIA’s Certificate of Accreditation. 1-1.2.6 Provide certification for each Authorized Nuclear Inspector and Supervisor to be performing work under the provisions of the ASME Code Section III, Division 1, 3, and/or 5 to ensure that the Inspectors and Supervisors meet the required experience and train- ing requirements ofPart 1. Certification and documenta- tion of qualifications shall be retained by the employer and shall be made available for review by the jurisdic- tional Authorities and the ASME Survey Team, upon request. 1-1.2.7 Submit to the National Board an applica- tion for an “N” endorsement for the Authorized Nuclear Inspector applicant, certifying that he has the required experience and training and that qualified supervision will be provided to ensure that the Authorized Nuclear Inspector satisfactorily fulfills his functions.

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