Quality Management

Quality Assurance & Quality Control

AVS enables key stakeholders to identify, analyse and mitigate the intrinsic risk in their operations.

Our commitment is holistic in approach, it is a reflection of our technological leadership and proven track record of delivering bespoke quality management software solutions for companies operating in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres. Our solution allows for decision-enabling systemic data which is readily available, from which informed management decisions can be made.

Our quality management solution is based on two pillars: quality assurance and quality control.

Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance relates to the aspect of quality management focused on providing confidence that quality requirements are being fulfilled. This confidence can be considered twofold, internally to management and process stakeholders and externally to regulators, certifiers, government agencies and customers.

Our quality assurance software solution provides a bespoke inspection and asset management platform which enables you to manage proactively all testing and inspection processes. This system also allows you to consolidate data from disparate systems into one holistic audit ready platform, providing clients with a central repository of verified systemic data. This provides functionality to key stakeholders throughout the duration of the asset lifecycle and allows them to manage the legal and regulatory ATEX landscape.

This scalable platform integrates compliance mandates and controls in a centralised framework, facilitating effective compliance management and monitoring.  A holistic quality assurance based approach ensures control and efficiency whilst enabling you to identify and address proactively any compliance issues.

This will dramatically streamline your company’s processes, increase profitability and reducing unscheduled downtime. The working relationship between QA and other departments within your company is also facilitated by software tools for automated collaboration, scheduling and escalation.

This gives you confidence and total peace of mind that your operating procedures, systems and people are functioning properly to meet your legal and regulatory ATEX requirements.

AVS is the industry leader in the provision of tailored quality assurance software solutions, offering bespoke solutions to meet your individual needs.

Quality Control

While quality assurance relates to how a process is performed, quality control relates to the inspection aspect of quality management.

As Ireland’s only independent and impartial inspection body, accredited to undertake the inspection of electrical equipment in industries operating with flammable materials and/or in potentially explosive atmospheres, we are best placed to fulfil your ATEX conformity assessment needs.

As a type A accredited inspection body we have demonstrated our impartiality, competence and consistency in delivering certified inspections, giving our clients absolute confidence in the certificates and solutions we provide.

Our inspection team carry out inspections against the requirements of the IEC 60079 series of standards, of which the following are the most relevant:

  • IEC EN 60079:14 2014 Electrical Installations Design, Selection and Erection.
  • IEC EN 60079:17 2014 Electrical Installations Inspection and Maintenance

Following inspection, accreditation certificates are issued for all assets deemed compliant with the requirements of the relevant standard and a prioritised punch list is issued outlining all non-conformities and the associated failure codes.

 

*AVS accredited certificates are only issued for Inspections within the scope of our accredited as detailed in INAB schedule bearing registration number 9016. AVS does not provide consulting services for management systems certification.