immediately start the parer work? No! The originator
must ensure that the departure is identified during
fabrication, testing, or inspection of the completed
work. He or she must make every effort to correct each
deficiency before initiating the departure request. Work
must not continue until the deficiency is corrected or the
departure request is approved.
Now that we have identified a departure, what do
we do with it? We go back to the originator. He or she
must ensure that QA Form 12 is properly filled out and
forwarded via the chain of command to the QAO.
The originator must also retain a copy of the
prepared departure request until he or she receives the
returned copy from the QAO indicating that all actions
concerning the departure have been completed
(approved or disapproved).
Make sure that the originator has an approved copy
of the departure request accompanying the completed
work and that the original copy is retained in the CWP.
QA FORMS AND RECORDS
The following are the titles and descriptions of the
forms and records you will use the most. A rule to
remember when using these forms is that all QA forms
must be completed and signed in the proper sequence.
QA FORM 1, THE MATERIAL RECEIPT
This record is used by the CMPO to document the
proper receipt and inspection of items that have been
designated as controlled materials.
QA FORM 2, MATERIAL IN-PROCESS
This tag is attached by supply, QA, or shop
personnel to provide traceability of accepted controlled
material from receipt inspection through final
QA FORM 3, MATERIAL REJECT TAG
Shop personnel, supply, or QA personnel will attach
this tag to rejected items. The individuals finding or
causing the unacceptable condition attaches the tag to
the rejected item. The tag indicates that the material is
unacceptable for production work and must be replaced
or reinspected before use.
QA FORM 4, SHIP-TO-SHOP TAG
This tag is used to identify and control material to
be repaired. You attach the tag to the item to be repaired
It is a good idea to stamp the three sections of the tag
with a control number and log it in your shop log.
QA FORM 7, CONTROLLED MATERIAL
This form is used by your CMPO to provide a
standard inventory record of controlled material
received and issued.
QA FORM 9, RE-ENTRY CONTROL FORM
This form is used to document re-entry into a
SUBSAFE boundary and is used in a controlled work
QA FORM 17, TEST AND INSPECTION
FORM-OTHER THAN NDT
QA Form 17 lists all the tests and inspections that
must be performed at each step. A QA Form 17 must be
completed and signed off before any step can be signed
off on the QA Form 10.
QA FORM 34, TORQUE/CONTROLLED
This form consists of two enclosures: the torque
sequence sketch and a QA Form 17 listing all of the
required torque readings.
The QA concept involves preventing the occurrence
of defects. Quality assurance covers all events from the
start of a maintenance action to its completion and is the
responsibility of all maintenance personnel. In addition,
organization of your workspaces, your ways of storing
parts, and your relationships with the SKs all affect the
quality of your product.
By carefully following the methods and procedures
outlined in your QA program manuals and by paying
careful attention to the quality of work in your area, you
will contribute greatly to the operational effectiveness
of both your ship and tended units.