FAQ 46

In clause 5.2.5/section 6.1.1 of the standard it is stated that the technical manager shall be technically competent. What type of technical competence should the technical manager have?

STANDARD: ISO/IEC 17020  ·  CLAUSE: Clause 5.2.5  ·  TOPIC: Management


Examples of competencies a technical manager may need are to;
– Understand the requirements for the items inspected
– Understand the risks pertaining to failure of inspected items to fulfil the requirements
– Understand the possibilities and limitations of the inspection process and the relevant inspection techniques/technologies used for inspection
– Determine the type of technical competence required for performance of inspection activities
– Plan and organise inspection activities
– Understand and judge the ramifications of inspection outcomes
– Understand the type of technology developments that may influence the inspection activities