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Quality and Special Processes in RACHP (GN41)


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Quality and Special Processes in RACHP (GN41)

There are many benefits to be gained by operating a business in accordance with the principles of a well-established, documented, internationally recognised quality assurance system.  The ISO9000 series of standards, first published in 1987, is perhaps the most widely used framework for Quality Management Systems.   The definition of a process in ISO9000:2015 (fundamentals and vocabulary) includes a note to entry that emphasises that “A process where the conformity of the resulting output cannot be readily or economically validated is frequently referred to as a special process”.  This guidance note explains what are Special Processes in the RACHP industry, what steps should be taken to manage and verify them, and discusses how this applies to Brazing.

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