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Administrative system (paper work).
Includes: staff training, surveying customers regarding the quality of the product. Monitoring workers checking the quality of manufacture on the production line.
Quality checks by the workers on the production line.
Testing the product to see that it works properly.
Visual checks and computer / sensor checks.
PRODUCTS AND QUALITY STANDARDS
The following quality checks were made on the chair whilst being manufactured
Stability, must not topple over.
Joints and fixings, strong and do not break.
Quality of finish, colour is high quality and finish smooth and polished.
Paint, Covers all the frame, smooth, quality finish.
Checking that a product is manufactured within an upper and lower limit.
Example: Thousands of steel bolts are manufactured by a company. Samples are check that they are the correct size. Each bolt must fall within a maximum and minimum length.
The tolerance of the bolt is said to be:
BRITISH STANDARDS INSTITUTE KITE MARK
Can be stamped on products tested to high British standards.
Regarded as a Quality and Safety mark.
CONFORMITE EUROPEAN SYMBOL
Stamped on products tested to the minimum standard set by the EEC.
Applies to products in the European Community
Manufacturers must ensure that their products at least meet these minimum standards or risk having their products removed from the shelves of retailers throughout Europe.
HOW THE BRITISH STANDARDS KITE MARK DIFFERS FROM THE CONFORMITE EUROPEAN
To achieve the British Standards Institute Kite Mark, high standards of manufacture, safety and quality must be reached and maintained.
However, the Conformite European Symbol can be applied to products reaching minimum European standards.
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