This is a service offered by CLD to provide an additional measure of
quality control during the build of the vessel over and above those in
place at the yard and any on-site checking required by survey or classification
requirements. It provides the client with an on-site presence of a design
representative who has a profound understanding of the vessel from its
conception. The quality audit process should not be confused with project
management, which is the responsibility of the yard or a dedicated independent
Generally, the quality audit involves regular visits to the yard for
the purposes of inspection and discussions. Build quality is assessed as
well as adherence to the supplied drawings and specifications. Build progress
is also monitored and compared with yard projections and milestones. Further
options are to check items purchased against specification, verification
of arrival to store and to establish total costs to the date of the visit.
Each visit is summarised in a written report. including pertinent digital
photos. that is furnished to the client. A draft copy of this report is
usually sent to the yard first to allow an interactive response and to
clear up any areas that may have been misinterpreted before submitting
to the client.
This quality audit role is one that CLD carries out with a passion –
the most important aspect of any project for us is that the boat exceeds
the expectations of her new owner. We work very hard to achieve this end.
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