Figure 3-2.-QC plan.
identify the skills required and find alternate sources of
training. The most common source of informal training
is on-the-job training (OJT). Use OJT when you can
identify at least one person who knows how to perform
the task correctly (yourself, a crew member, a QC rep,
or such) and schedule enough time to show the
remaining crew the proper technique. Remember that
one purpose of projects is to provide training for our
people. Teaching your crew the proper methods and
techniques should be high on your list of priorities.
Besides the required training, required equipment must
also be available to accomplish the task according to the
method selected. Finishing a large concrete pad without
the use of a power trowel (whirly-bird) might prove to
be difficult. Renting one with project funds maybe an
option if you do not have one at the deployment site.
Ensure Personnel Awareness
Another important step in the implementation of a
QC plan is personnel awareness. To perform the work
satisfactorily, each crew member must understand what
the quality measures are. Before starting work on an
activity, all crew members should be briefed about
critical measurements, inspection items, potential
problems, and each members responsibility for quality.
Remember, quality is everyones responsibility. If you
use the crew briefing checklist in figure 2-23 of chapter
2, all these items will be addressed.
Evaluate Completed Work
The last major step in QC plan development is
the daily QC inspection report. This daily report is
required for all projects. The purpose of this report is
to document the completion of all required checks,
tests, and inspections. All work completed or in
progress either is or is not according to the
specifications. The daily report is signed by both the QC
inspector and the crew leader and forwarded to the
operations officer or detail OIC with a copy to the
ROICC office, the company commander, and the crew