The CFM, keen to instill confidence in the practice of metrology, is completing its missions this year by offering the “Trust Metrology” label, a pledge of good practice.
The interest of this label is twofold:
- be able to display its best practices to its customers to help build confidence,
- to have external and objective feedback on its metrology practices by being part of a continuous improvement process.
The label is based on the CFM brand and its network of experts on the one hand, but on the other hand is based on a solid, reliable, recognized and objective process.
It endeavors to verify the various elements of the measurement process, in particular the following points:
- The justification of a measurement carried out,
- Analysis of the criticality of a measure and of the associated measuring instrument,
- Analysis of the parameters influencing the measurement,
- Estimation of uncertainties,
- The methods of monitoring the instrument, and connection to national standards (if applicable),
- Optimization of the measurement process,
- The qualifications and training (external or internal) of staff,
- The traceability of measurements,
- Management of measurement results (storage, securing, etc.),
- Control of subcontracting ...
These elements are inspired by the ISO 10012 standard, but the label is neither a certification nor an accreditation.
The label is awarded by a committee after a site visit. This committee is made up of recognized experts, manufacturers, auditors, professional metrologists, service providers, consultants. There are people from large groups such as PSA, Colas, Michelin, GRT Gaz, laboratories such as Cetiat or CT2M and service providers such as BEA Métrologie and other independent consultants.
The evaluations started in September. Among the companies evaluated are SMEs developing sensors for industrial measurement, manufacturers of components for the automobile, a large electronics group.
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