The CFM, keen to instill confidence in the practice of metrology, this year completes its missions by offering the "Trust Metrology" label, a guarantee of good practice.
The benefits of this label are twofold:
- be able to demonstrate good practices to customers, helping to build trust,
- gain external, objective feedback on its metrology practices as part of a continuous improvement process.
The label is based on the CFM brand and its network of experts, as well as on a solid, reliable, recognized and objective process.
It checks the various elements of the measurement process, in particular the following points:
- Justifying a measurement,
- Analyze the criticality of a measurement and the associated measuring instrument,
- Analysis of parameters influencing measurement,
- Estimating uncertainties,
- Instrument monitoring and connection to national standards (if applicable),
- Optimizing the measurement process,
- Staff qualifications and training (external or internal),
- Measurement traceability,
- Management of measurement results (storage, security, etc.),
- Controlling subcontracting ...
These elements are based on the ISO 10012 standard, but the label is neither a certification nor an accreditation.
The label is awarded by a committee after an on-site visit. The committee is made up of recognized experts from industry, auditors, professional metrologists, service providers and consultants. They include people from major groups such as PSA, Colas, Michelin and GRT Gaz, laboratories such as Cetiat and CT2M, and service providers such as BEA Métrologie and other independent consultants.
Evaluations began in September. Among the companies evaluated are SMEs developing sensors for industrial measurement, manufacturers of automotive components, and a major electronics group.