Calibration Records and History
Recording of Internally Calibrated Devices
Recording calibration results of internally calibrated devices require entering the Date of Calibration and the Actual Measurements obtained. In addition, identifying if found within tolerance, whether any adjustments were required, and the final result after adjustments.
When all measurements have been recorded and provided a successful calibration, the device’s calibration expiration date is set to the next interval.
Furthermore, additional fields are available, such as who performed the calibration and the specification or procedure used to calibrate the device.
The Calibration Certificate can be linked to the calibration record. In addition, any other documents, such as the Packing List, Purchase Order, and Automated Test Reports provided, are possible candidates to link to the record.
Recording of Externally Calibrated Devices
Recording calibration results of externally calibrated devices require minimal field entry.
Fields such as Date Calibration, Found Within Tolerance, Adjusted, and Result are required to reset the device’s calibration expired date to the next interval.
Furthermore, Additional fields are available, such as who performed the calibration and the specification or procedure used to calibrate the device.
In Addition, the calibration certificate can be linked to the calibration record and any other documents that may be helpful to link for future reference.
Documents such as the packing list, Purchase Order, and any automated test reports provided are possible candidates to link to the record.
Recording of “Out-of-Tolerance” Devices
Important system feature: An incident record is created if the “Condition As Found” is out-of-tolerance.
The incident report identifies the possible impacts on products or services of using the tool since the last known calibration. Furthermore, this creates objective evidence that the out-of-tolerance condition was adequately evaluated and communicated.
The device’s Calibration Status is not changed until the incident report is completed.