3.16.1 Subject of the records
The documentation defining the quality requirements of the products ( drawings,
instruction, procedures, specifications) as well as the documents that record and certify
the quality obtained inspection / test reports, non conformance reports, qualifications
certificates, audit reports) are filed to retain evidence of the Quality System achievement.
The same applies to the equivalent documents of the suppliers.
3.16.2 Records Control
Records to provide documentary evidence of the effective operation of the quality
management system are stored and maintained under control of The Quality Engineer and
stored for a Minimum of 3 years unless longer retention time is specified in a particular
Pertinent Subcontractor or Vendor quality records shall be part of the
WA Pecktel Engineering records. The records generated by the system are references in
the relate procedure and detailed in quality Records Procedure.
3.16.3 Provision of Records to Customers
Contract related quality records are made available to customers in accordance to contract
requirements. Confidential information may not be disclosed to a third party without
express written permission of WA Pecktel Engineering.
3.16.4 Filing and Retention of Records
Maintenance of records is such that they are easily retrievable, secure and protected from
damage. Records held beyond the required retention period may be disposed of.