Draft Details

Review start date:May 31, 2019
Review end date:Jul 31, 2019
Contact email:tarsem.suri(at)csagroup.org
Draft Scope/Description:

1 Scope



This Standard defines minimum requirements for a supplier’s quality assurance program (hereafter referred to as “QA program”) for the supply of items and services to high energy reactor facilities — Category 2.


a)    This Standard does not include a separate implementation guide; instead, relevant guidance is found throughout the Standard as notes, or within the relevant annex (see Annexes B through H).

b)    This Standard may be used by other nuclear facilities.


The QA program is aimed primarily at controlling design, production and verification processes, and developing corrective actions that

a)    ensure items or services conform to specified requirements;

b)   maintain control of, and confirm compliance to, quality and customer requirements; and

Note: Typically, customer requirements are found in the contract between the customer and the supplier.

c)    readily detect and control the disposition of nonconformances and prevent their recurrence.


This Standard applies to suppliers and subsuppliers when specified by the customer.

Note: Other QA program standards or management system standards may be used provided that the requirements of this Standard are met.



The requirements of this Standard apply to the control of the use of software employed in the operation of process, production, inspection, and test equipment.


This Standard does not apply to the design, use, development, or coding of analytical software.

Note: When a QA program is needed for these aspects, then a standard written specifically for them should be used.


In this Standard, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; “should” is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the Standard.

Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.

Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.

Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.

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