Regardless of which approach a Sponsor chooses for their QA process, some level of physical inspection of project sites will be required. At a minimum, these inspections shall be performed by technically qualified workers who have been trained on the program’s quality assurance policies and procedures and inspection protocols.
Site inspections shall, at a minimum include:
- A visual inspection of the site and work conditions
- Verification that the installed measures match the contracted SOW and any change orders have been appropriately documented
- Verification that diagnostic test results are accurate (may be directly observed if the inspector is present at the time of testing or repeated by the inspector).
The Sponsor shall ensure that personnel providing technical inspections of Contractors’ work are sufficiently trained and qualified to oversee this work. Inspectors shall have relevant field experience and advanced certification as well as specialized training in how to perform QC inspections. Technical skills qualification criteria for inspectors shall be established by the Sponsor to ensure that inspectors possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to accurately evaluate the work being inspected. This criteria may include training, credentialing, licensure, documented experience, or other means of demonstrating competency as defined by the Sponsor.