Product safety procedure as per IATF 16949

Product Safety

Purpose :

To establish a procedure for the management of product safety-related products and manufacturing processes. Ensure that product safety requirement are considered during development and regular production.

Scope :

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

Responsibility :

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

Product Safety Procedure :

Identification of product safety requirements :

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

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

Special Characteristics in documents :

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

  • Control Plan
  • Operation Standard
  • Work Instructions

Information to Customer :

Where required, customers are notified about the safety requirements and if any specific test is 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 adequate controls have been established including a specific reaction plan at the point of manufacture. If required by the customer, Control Plan & PFMEA are approved by the Customer.

Training :

For all those personnel who are involved in special product and manufacturing processes, proper training shall be provided. The 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 the head QA. Also looking at the seriousness it is communicated to customers.

Change approval :

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

Information to the supplier :

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

Identification and Traceability :

Traceability of part is identified through a unique lot number/batch code through the 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 the past trouble data sheet ( Lesson learned sheet ) and used for future developments.

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