Quality assurance program requirements for the supply of items and services for nuclear power plants, Category 1
This Standard defines minimum requirements for a supplier’s quality assurance program (hereafter referred to as “QA program”) for existing nuclear power plants — Category 1.
This Standard does not include a separate implementation guide; instead, relevant guidance is found throughout the Standard as notes, or within the relevant annex (see Annexes B through E).
This Standard may be used by other nuclear facilities.
The QA program is aimed primarily at being preventive by controlling design and production processes, as well as inspection and test verifications, and developing corrective actions that
ensure items or services conform to specified requirements;
maintain control and verify compliance to quality and customer requirements; and
Note: Typically, customer requirements are found in the contract between the customer and the supplier.
readily detect and control the disposition of nonconformances and prevent their recurrence.
This Standard applies to suppliers and subsuppliers when specified by the customer.
Note: Other QA program standards or management system standards may be used provided that the requirements of this Standard are met.