The use of Construction Quality Control Inspection Check Sheets

  1. QC Quality control check sheets can be used to inspect and verify quality in the construction phase to verify the customers pay milestone payments that should reduce the risk of any  delayed payments.
  2. QC Check sheets can provide the customer with reasonable  assurance that there is a Quality Management system in place.
    The customer may want the opportunity to inspect and verify quality during the construction phase by identifying key inspection intervention points based on the projects perceived risk.
  3. Key critical inspections can be arranged with the customer to ensure that any specific customers requirements and regulatory requirements are built into the product.
  4. Should the customer require any as- built Quality dossers on completion of the work these that can be attached to the Hand over Dossiers.
  5. QC check sheets can prevent schedule delays by reducing defective rework when punching out prior to handing over to the customer.
  6. QC check sheets can be utilised as a training opportunity for new employees and or subcontractors to ensure that there is no miss understanding of quality requirements.
  7. QC Check sheets can be updated to ensure that any lessons learned items on previous projects can be included in a new check sheet. Any issued Non conformance reports can be evaluated and findings incorporated in to each QC Inspection Check Sheet.

Closure of Nonconformance Reports

Issued nonconformance reports can be generated form the customer or to the supplier or vendor. It is important the control and action for closure purposes is coordinated through a sole point of contact.Ensuring that delays in the construction schedule are kept to an absolute minimum.

Client Sign off of Inspection Test Dossiers

It must be agreed with the customer if they are going to sign off the inspection check sheets during their attendance at the place of inspection or whether the customer will verify conformance by reviewing the As-Built Turn Over Dossiers.If this is not agreed at the early stage of the project this could cause considerable delay later on.

Punch-Snag List Items

Prior to the completion of a Project Milestone all outstanding items should be identified through one point of source. Punchlisted items should be agreed and coordinated with the customer prior to final handover.

Outstanding Work List Defined

Outstanding work lists that are identified in the Punch list that cannot be completed must be identified in a Project Exception List, rework to be completed at a later time. All rework must be agreed with the customer.

QA/QC Documentation Reconciliation

Copies of Project Quality Control and Quality Assurance documentation are normally required by contract to be held for retention for a period of five years by the suppliers or Prime Contractor. Where a component or section of the Project fails at a later stage a warranty claim will be initiated by the customer.

QC Manpower Defined

The Customer and the Prime Contractors must ensure there is sufficient Quality Control manpower on resources for the scope of the customer’s Technical Specifications.