Product safety procedure as per IATF 16949

Product Safety

Purpose :

To establish a procedure for management of product safety related product and manufacturing process. To ensure that product safety requirements are considered during development and regular production.

Scope :

Applicable for all products and manufacturing processes where safety requirement need to be considered.

Responsibility :

Head development is responsible for fulfilling all these activities during development. Head production and QA is responsible during regular production.

Product Safety Procedure :

Identification of product safety requirements :

Product safety requirements are identified at the time of development through following inputs

  • Requirements specified in Customer Drawing
  • During the development of PFMEA.

Special Characteristics in documents :

Identified Special Characteristics are incorporated into following process and Product control documents and communicated to down the level through display and issue of documents. Also identify statutory and regulatory product safety requirement.

  • Control Plan
  • Operation Standard
  • Work Instructions

Information to Customer :

Where required, customers are notified about the safety requirements and if at all any specific test to be carried out the same is carried out and reports are submitted to the customer as applicable.

Documents special approval :

Control Plan with special product and process characteristics are approved by Head QA to ensure the adequate controls has been established including specific reaction plan at the point of manufacture. If required by the customer, Control Plan & PFMEA is approved by Customer.

Training :

For all those personnel who are involved in special product and manufacturing process,proper training shall be provided. Minimum skill required to work in the special product and manufacturing process is Level 3.

Any product safety failure identified in the line, then first it should be reported to head QA. Also looking at the seriousness it is communicated to customer.

Change approval :

Whenever any change in product characteristics or manufacturing process, approval of change are taken from customer. Also change implementation is done in production as per ECN procedure.

Information to supplier :

All the product safety requirements as applicable to the supplier is communicated through Drawing/PO / E-mail/specification review meeting. Compliance of the same is verified through supplier test reports, Incoming Inspection Report & PPAP Approval.

Identification and Traceability :

Traceability of part is identified through unique lot number / batch code through procedure for Identification and traceability.

Past Trouble Data Sheet :

During the development (NPD) and as well regular production whatever the problems faced. All are captured in past trouble data sheet ( Lesson learned sheet ) and used for future developments.

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