Bruno Simaillaud, Afnor's metrology trainer, testifies to a state of events on the eve of the International Metrology Congress. Companies do not provide the necessary means for their practitioners to develop a managerial approach to metrology. Explanations.
The use of nanotechnology and, more broadly, the evolution of technologies require increasingly complex and precise measures. In addition, companies are required, either by regulation or by their customers, to constantly master and improve their monitoring and measurement devices.
However, this function remains carried by under-trained professionals. "The profession of metrology does not officially exist and the initial training is still marginal today," laments Bruno Simaillaud, Afnor's metrology trainer. As a result, companies are struggling to find skilled people in the labour market. By default, leaders turn to internal and volunteers, but who are not adequately prepared.
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"To get to the end of the metrology business, in order for the company to demonstrate its ability to deliver a compliant product, it is necessary to question whether the measuring instrument meets the production needs,"insists Bruno Simaillaud. This already means knowing them, so going outside the original framework and therefore having the internal legitimacy to do so. This is not the case in almost all companies. The people in charge do not have the means to go beyond the technical and statistical aspect of the profession and often reduce the metrology to the calibration of an instrument, to a certificate stored in a binder." To promote awareness "All our training is centered on this awareness" sums up Bruno Simaillaud. At the International Metrology Congress, we will be there to carry this message." Afnor Skills organises 4 training courses the week of September 21st in its Paris premises. 4 two-day cycles are proposed, respectively on the fundamentals of metrology, validation of quantitative laboratory methods, basic statistics applied to measurement and the implementation of the technical requirements of ISO/CIS 17025. Each registrant will benefit from a free one-month subscription to the virtual library metrology, a site rich in information on the profession of metrology: articles by specialists and news, decryptions of all standards and regulatory texts, white papers and a dictionary with more than 300 definitions.
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