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imtiaz ahmed
imtiaz ahmed
07:07 Sep-04-2019
annual proficiency test

dear all,
I want to ask what is the procedure for annual proficiency test as per nas410.

William Blum
William Blum
11:05 Sep-04-2019
Re: annual proficiency test
In Reply to imtiaz ahmed at 07:07 Sep-04-2019 (Opening).

You have to develop your own procedure... NAS410, Paragraph 8.6, "The employer shall develop and implement a documented annual process to verify technical proficiency for each
method during the certification cycle for all levels of personnel processing or inspecting hardware."


Rafid O. Lopez
, NDT Level 3
Mexico, Joined Jan 2010, 81

Rafid O. Lopez

, NDT Level 3
Joined Jan 2010
01:29 Sep-05-2019
Re: annual proficiency test
In Reply to William Blum at 11:05 Sep-04-2019 .

The best for this can be Rolls Royce specification, in this spec you can find a format to perform the annual maintennance or the performance annual review were you need to check: vision test, previous records filled by the inspector, continuity in NDT, working as Level 2 in the method and a practical examination.

May be this helps.



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