Inspection & Test Plan shall be submitted to owner for getting approval prior commences shop fabrication or construction works.
Inspection and Test Plan as a reference for manufacturer data report of fabrication work or mechanical erection acceptance report of construction work.
Inspection and Test Plan will be described in tabulation as illustration of table 1 below.
All inspection and Test required shall be in written procedure in accordance with the owner technical specifications.
The below discussion describes applicable sample of Inspection and Test Plan applied for construction project.
CONTRACTOR and/or its Manufacturer/ subcontractor shall provide all inspection equipment for inspection activities. These activities are to assure themselves that adequate inspection personnel and back up equipment are in place in order to expedite their activities speedily so as not to impact on the construction schedule.
CONTRACTOR and/or its Manufacturer/ Subcontractor shall prepared check sheets and inspection reports for carrying out the required quality control checks according to particular discipline work activities. All inspection and test reports form shall be specific to the activity and items inspected.
CONTRACTOR shall also prepare a detailed inspection and test plan indicating inspection levels (Spot witness, witness, hold point, etc), based on Owner definitions herein. The test inspection plan shall include witness/attendance requirements by Owner/Authorized body and/or THIRD PARTY.
Manufacturer/ Subcontractor shall submit their inspection and test plan based on the CONTRACTOR’S inspection and test plan document for CONTRACTOR or Owner review and approval.
The following are related documents as conjunction with this document:
INSPECTION LEVEL DEFINITION
Spot Witness (SW)
Spot witnessing inspection point is an activity during fabrication or construction where measuring, witnessing of work or inspection normally takes places. Formal written notification is not required, although oral or informal memo will normally be given. If the discipline inspector does not inspect the work at this point, the work may continue. However inspection data must be recorded, and the CONTRACTOR or Manufacturer are fully responsible to ensure that this is done before continuing the next work step.
For the items marked with “SW” under column “CONTRACTOR” the quality control and inspection will be conducted by CONTRACTOR at their own responsibility. However, OWNER shall have the right to inspect any works done by CONTRACTOR or Manufacturer at any time.
Witness inspection point is an activity during fabrication or construction, where the inspection and measurement or tests must be done in place and documented. Before performing the inspection, measurement or test; CONTRACTOR is required to give written notice to OWNER and will normally attend the inspection.
On a case by case basis, the inspection witnessing may be waived. In this case, inspection may proceed without attendance. However, inspection data must be recorded and submitted for review and approval. All waivers will be given in writing prior to inspection execution (jointly approved by CONTRACTOR and OWNER).
For the items marked with “W” under column “CONTRACTOR” the quality control and inspection will be conducted by CONTRACTOR at their own responsibility. However, OWNER shall have the right to inspect any works done by CONTRACTOR or Manufacturer at any time.
Hold Point (H)
Hold point is an activity during construction/fabrication, where the inspection, measurement, or test must done in place and having a mandatory attendance by OWNER and where required Authorized body and/or their appointed THIRD PARTY. CONTRACTOR can not proceed with the next work step activity until the inspection, measurement or test has been witnessed and approved by all attending parties. CONTRACTOR shall give written notification to OWNER of the upcoming inspection. CONTRACTOR must give formal written notification to OWNER for their attendance prior the inspection/test done. Inspection conducted under (H) category shall not be waived.
For item marked with “H” under column of OWNER; CONTRACTOR shall notify OWNER in writing of the inspection scheduled date and time. Witnessing shall be jointly performed by CONTRACTOR and OWNER. CONTRACTOR can not proceed the next work step activity until the inspection and measurement or test has been witnessed and approved by all attending parties.
A document or drawing shall be submitted for getting approved prior to proceed the activity.
For item marked with “A” under column “OWNER”; CONTRACTOR shall submit documents, drawings, etc. to OWNER. For item marked with “A” under column “CONTRACTOR”, Manufacturer shall submit documents, drawings, etc. to CONTRACTOR for approval. Inspection shall not be conducted before OWNER approves the required documents.
A document or drawing shall be submitted for comments
For item marked with “R” under column “OWNER”; CONTRACTOR shall submit documents, drawings, etc. to OWNER for review/ comment. For item marked with “R” under column “CONTRACTOR”, Manufacturer shall submit documents, drawings, etc. to CONTRACTOR for review/ comment.
Initial document (X)
A document or drawing shall be created.
For item marked with “X” under column “Manufacturer”; the manufacturer shall create a document and submit it to CONTRACTOR for Review or Approval.
For item marked with “X” under column “CONTRACTOR”; CONTRACTOR shall create a document and submit it to OWNER for review or Approval.
TABULATION OF INSPECTION and TEST
Table 1 – example Inspection and Test Plan
1. The Header describes about :
- The Inspection and Test (B) purpose for Shop or Field work.
- Manufacturer Identification, such as: Manufacturer logo & name (C)
- Project identifications: Project title (E), and contract no. (F)
- Manufacturer documents status: Job no. (H), Document no. (I), Revision (J).
Column 2 – Process Description/ Inspection Activities.
Content of this column shall be described refer to specifications and relevant codes & standards required.
It will refer to Project specifications, data sheets, codes & standards and AFC drawings.
Column 4 – Acceptance Criteria
It will refer to Project specifications; codes & standards; AFC drawings; and local government regulations.
Column 5 – Certifying/ Verifying Documents
It refers to evidence documents shall be published by manufacturer, manufacturer’s documents shall be approved by authorize body, and/ or mill certificates.
Column 6 – Document to be included into QA dossier.
It refers to evidence documents required by specifications, or test procedures.
Column 7 up to Column 10 – Inspection by Involvement parties.
It refers to Documentary Symbols and Inspection Coordination between
involvement parties as required by specifications.