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					         CZECH METROLOGY INSTITUTE
    OKRUZNI 31, 638 00 BRNO,CZECH REPUBLIC
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     IMPLEMENTATION

  OF THE QUALITY SYSTEM

                  in the

CZECH METROLOGY INSTITUTE

       for EUROMET QS - Forum




                 Prepared by:
                 Pavel Klenovsky
                 Frantisek Jelinek
                   Karel Sefcik
                  Pavel Halama




                   July 2002




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Table of contents
Introduction Brief history of QS in CMI


Chapter 1 Presentation of the quality system of CMI
1.1 Policy
1.2 Structure of CMI (organigram)
1.3 QS Structure (Steering mechanisms)


Chapter 2 Information on QS development and ISO/IEC 17025 implementation
2.1   Corporate Quality Manual
2.2   List of administrative or general procedures (reference and title)
2.3   List of technical procedures (reference and title)
2.4   Cross-references ISO/IEC 17025 and QM of CMI


Chapter 3 QS and covered calibration capabilities


Chapter 4 QS Life
4.1   Complaints
4.2   Non-conforming work
4.3   Internal audits
4.4   Management reviews




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                        Introduction - Brief history of QS in CMI
The Czech Metrology Institute (CMI) was founded in 1993 as a result of the split of the former
Czechoslovak Federation to serve as a national metrology body of the Czech Republic. CMI is a
Government executive agency founded and supervised by the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MIT) so
that all the Government regulations and limitations are directly applicable to CMI (e.g. law on public
acquisition, impartiality and incorruptibility etc.). The organisational matters are described in Chapter
4.1 of the Corporate Quality Manual.
Basic data about CMI:
       9 internal organisational units (IOUs)
       64 subunits, including 51 so called executive (technical, service-providing) ones
       number of employees: 291
       tangible assets: 529 mil. CZK ( 1 EUR = 29.5 CZK)
       income (2001): 211 mil. CZK
       the economic results (2001): + 2.5 %
       financing from the state budget (2001): 73 mil. CZK, inclusive 38 mil. CZK non-investment
Based on its Founding Charter as amended CMI carries out a number of quite different types of
activities associated with metrology and operates through 9 IOUs at different geographical locations
all over the CR (IOUs on their part have 6 subunits in different geographical locations). Given the high
spread of activities and complicated organisational and geographical structure the first challenge in
building up the QS was how to cover the Institute by existing quality systems and what steering
mechanisms to employ. The solution is described in chapter 4.1 of the Corporate Quality Manual and
in chapter 1.3 of this presentation.
The QS started to be built up in 1995, basically in response to the growing importance of accreditation
as required by our customers, affecting especially the sector of industrial metrology. The original idea
was to accredit the subunits in the sector of industrial metrology to satisfy customers (based on EN
45001 standard), to certify the subunit manufacturing reference materials for ionizing radiation and in
the other parts of CMI to build up a QS according to ISO 9001:1994 (to cover e.g. maintenance and
development on national standards). Eventually, the QS should have been certified against ISO
9001:1994 simplifying the procedure by acceptance of existing certificates in a number of subunits.
One subunit was accredited in 1996 in the framework of the EU PRAQ program where specialists
from NMi Netherlands served as experts. This strategy was based on 2 assumptions:
    1. the Czech Accreditation Institute (CAI), a national accreditation body, worked very hard to be
       a signatory to the MLA within the EA (it actually happened in November of 1998);
    2. a new accreditation standard, now ISO/IEC 17025, was under preparation bridging the gap
       between accreditation standard and ISO 9001:1994 which would enable to merge accredited
       subunits into ISO 9001-certified system.
After some elements of the ISO 9001:1994 system had been implemented (e.g. documented system of
education and training of personnel) it appeared that ISO 9000 system is under major, crucial
revision. At the same time a project to draw up a global MRA among NMIs which in terms of quality
systems was based on ISO/IEC 17025 was launched by the CIPM. Following that the strategy had to
be revised taking into account the fact that the prevailing quality standard for CMI activities for
foreseeable future proved to be ISO/IEC 17025. Therefore, the system was slightly adapted to be
around ISO/IEC 17025 as the immediate solution to appease all the present requirements and it was


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decided that CMI would go the self-declaration paths in the sector of fundamental metrology as
enabled by CIPM MRA: out of a number of reasons accreditation here would be costly and of no
added technical value given the importance of quality systems already attached to it by top-
management. It has remained to be seen what implications the big revision of the ISO 9000 system
will have on quality systems for laboratories – it was clear that ISO CASCO will move to revise
ISO/IEC 17025 to align it with the big revision which is now already happening. As laboratories like
NMIs are affected by both the quality systems (being stretched from customer satisfaction over to
technical competence) which is a rather costly business the next adaptation of the CMI QS shall be
made after the principles of the new ISO/IEC 17025 are set down. In the meantime steps are being
made towards implementation of the process approach.
The CMI QS has been in place since 1997 when the first subunit was accredited against EN 45001
with all the elements implemented and since that time it has been continuously cultivated, especially in
terms of QS documentation which is now in an electronic form. All the subunits subject to
accreditation will be reaccredited against ISO/IEC 17025 by mid 2002 – out of 51 executive subunits
31 are accredited to the required extent. CMI is a member of the Initiation project and as such it will
be ready at the end of May 2002 to claim (self-declare) a full compliance of its QS with the submitted
CMCs under the CIMP MRA.




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               Chapter 1 Presentation of the quality system of CMI

1.1 Policy
Mission , vision, quality policy and quality objectives of the CMI as a national metrology body of the
CR are laid down in a separate CD 011-VZ-A001 – see Annex 1.

1.2 Structure of CMI (organigram)
See page 8.


1.3 QS Structure (Steering mechanisms)

Responsibilities
By way of the controlled document (CD) 011-RR-C002 the CMI General Director has created the
position of the CMI Quality Manager, has made the relevant appointment and he has approved of the
employees appointed by the IOU heads to be in positions of the IOU Quality Managers. The CMI QR
is a member of the CMI top management, the IOU Quality Managers are the members of the IOU
management.
The CMI Quality Manager is responsible to the top-management for the functioning of the
implemented QS system on the corporate level, for carrying out internal audits of the IOUs, for the
preparation of corporate management reviews, contacts with the accreditation body and for proposing
changes and improvements in the system. This includes responsibility for maintaining the QS
documentation on the corporate level.
The top management is responsible, in relation to the QS, for setting down the QS policy and
objectives, for supplying sufficient resources for their realisation, and for policy changes as a result of
the corporate management review.
The IOU Quality Managers are responsible for the day-to-day functioning of the QS on the level of
IOUs and for practical implementation of QS documentation, especially corporate and other directives.
They have been supplied, within the respective departments, in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025:1999,
with all the necessary powers, authorisations and responsibilities, as applicable, for:
     development, implementation and maintenance of the quality system,
     organisation of the management review of the quality system by the IOU management and
     subsequently the CMI top management, including documentation of their performance in the
     form of management review reports.
Authorities, responsibilities and mutual relations between the IOU heads and the Quality Managers are
laid down in the CD 011-RR-C002, in the CMI Organisational Rules, in the job contracts and the job
descriptions (associated documentation SD-3 and SD-4).
All the CMI quality managers plus other CMI personnel including CMI General Director and one of
his deputies (altogether 15 employees) have the formal course education to be a QS quality manager
(since spring 2001), out of them 3 have the EOQ certificate.
Regularly, at least once a year, a QS meeting of all the quality managers is organised to exchange the
views on quality related issues, on QS implementation in the Institute, on their experience from
accreditation and on possible improvements of the system.




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Other supporting mechanisms:
       QS Committee being convened once or twice a year by the CMI QR to exchange the views on
        quality issues and accreditation with the aim to reach a uniform approach across the Institute
        (minutes are available);
       in preparation to the CMI QS presentation and to shadow the Initiation and QSForum projects
        a special working group called “QS in FM” was established at the end of 2000 chaired by the
        CMI General Director (8 1day-sessions up to now covered by extensive minutes);
       activities associated with implementation of corrective and preventive actions and dealing
        with non-conforming work;
       internal quality workshops to get employees at large involved in calibration and testing
        activities acquainted with principles of the QS system and documentation;
       a close cooperation with CAI (supporting CAI during the EA peer evaluations, CMI is one of
        the proficiency testing -PT- providers, frequent exchanges of views etc.);
       customer satisfaction surveys (the first one carried out at the end of 2001);
       CMI specialists serve as experts for CAI in accreditation of calibration labs and quality
        managers take regularly part in assessments of technical competence of so called authorised
        metrological centres carrying out verification of legally controlled measuring instruments in
        legal metrology.
The direct and indirect costs incurred by CMI in building up and maintaining its QS in the course of
1996 up to 2001 have been estimated at 315 000 EUR altogether which is nearly 1 % of the total
expenses annually.

Documentation
Structure of the controlled documentation is as follows:




1st level of control                                       CMI
                                                           QM

2nd level of control                            Corporate directives
                                              transposed│ proprietary

3rd level of control                                 Procedures
                                              transposed│ proprietary

4th level of control                                    Records




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The QS documentation is usually run through comments in the preparatory stage, approved by the
corresponding manager and finally issued by the responsible quality manager as CMI controlled
documents (CD). The documents at the corporate level are available for all employees as distributed
and the documents applicable for IOUs are of local relevance issued by the QS quality manager of
each IOU. Proprietary documents are always in the electronic form + 1 signed paper copy + 1 copy for
archives. Transposed documents, usually general legislation, can be in a paper format as well The CDs
have a unique system of numbering given by CD 011-ZV-C001. Controlled documentation in the
electronic system called ROD is distributed through the corporate network and by way of it up to PCs
of all the employees (those parts related to each of them), in such a way being easily accessible to
them.
The closer specification of various types of CDs:
CMI QM = Corporate QM (see Annex 2) + IOU QMs (see the list of administrative and general
procedures)
Corporate directives: numbered as 011-ZS-C(or A)XXX where C means Czech version, A English
version, XXX means the serial number of issue.
Procedures are of these types:
     Organisational Rules, Internal Rules, Labour Rules
     Decisions of CMI General Director, of his Deputy Directors, of IOU Heads
     Order of CMI General Director, of his Deputy Directors, of IOU Heads
     Metrological (technical) procedures, e.g. for calibration of measuring instruments
Some CDs especially of administrative nature describing the overall management system and financial
matters have bearing on the QS. These are as well issued through CMI Quality Manager and are part
of the electronic system of controlled documentation ROD.




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       Chapter 2 Information on QS development and ISO/IEC 17025
                            implementation

2.1 Table of Contents of Quality Manual
The CMI Corporate Quality Manual in full is attached as Annex 2.


2.2 List of administrative or general procedures
The complete list of CMI controlled documentation is given as Annex 3.


2.3 List of technical procedures
The list of metrological (technical) procedures relevant to the CIPM MRA CMCs having been
submitted by CMI is given in Annex 4.


2.4 Table of cross-references
It is not necessary to provide such a table as the CMI Corporate Quality Manual is given in full and it
is structured in full accordance with the ISO/IEC 17025 (the same numbering) clearly showing the
CMI way of implementation of individual requirements of the standard (either directly or by reference
to corresponding CDs).




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                Chapter 3 QS and covered calibration capabilities


CMC-STD Database

The coherence between QS and calibration capabilities of the Institute is systematically supervised by
means of a MS Access database that relates data concerning:
       individual national standards
       CMC´s
       corresponding technical (calibration) procedures
       comparisons and/or calibrations of national standards.
Cross-references between records of the individual groups of data given above are also specified thus
providing a link between CMCs and basic technical elements of the QS.
Examples of possible outputs:

          Specific CMC record              Corresponding standard(s)
                                           Corresponding technical procedure(s)
                                           Corresponding comparison(s)

          (Measurement) standard           Corresponding CMC(s)
                                           Corresponding technical procedure(s)
                                           Corresponding comparison(s)

The database will be available for downloading and searching at the CMI web-site www.cmi.cz after
May 10, 2002. An example of a corrersponding entry for one field of measurement see Annex 5.
Based on this hard evidence, CMI herewith declares that all the CMCs having been so far adopted or
being under discussion in the EUROMET TCs are covered by the QS.




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                                       Chapter 4 QS Life
4.1 Complaints
Management of complaints is performed according to the corporate directive CD 011-ZS-C004.
Clients are informed about this procedure during the receipt of the calibration items. The quality
policy is based on prevention of complaints from clients and other parties.
The quality objectives here as per the CD are:
 If any complaint is received it has to be immediately examined and the claimant is informed
     about the result.
 In the case of valid complaint the corrective actions are implemented instantly. The claimant is
     immediately informed in writing about it.
 In the case of invalid complaint the claimant is informed about the result of the investigation
     making sure that his/her satisfaction is not compromised and trying to formulate possible
     corresponding preventive actions.
Any dissatisfaction, expressed in writing or a verbal form, with the operation of CMI (objections to the
results of calibration, mistakes in calibration certificates, damaged calibration items, behaviour of staff
members etc.) is treated as a complaint. The substance of any complaint together with a report from
investigation, proposed corrective actions and their implementation, including names of responsible
persons, are recorded in the special complaint form being an annex to the CD. The records are
controlled documents of the fourth level of control maintained at corresponding IOUs with copies
being sent to the CMI QR.
                                                Overview of complaints

      IOU                         Number of complaints                        Number of complaints
                       1999         2000       2001             2002                  Σ
    011 - 017            0            0             0            0                       0
      100                0            0             0            0                       0
      200                0            0             0            0                       0
      300                0            0             0            0                       0
      400                0            0             0            1                       1
      500                0            0             0            0                       0
      600                0            0             1            0                       1
      700                0            0             0            0                       0
      800                0            0             0            0                       0
      900                0            1             0            0                       1
    CMI Σ                0            1             1            1                       3

                              Overview of complaints (fundamental metrology only)
 DEPARTMENT                       Number of complaints                        Number of complaints
                       1999         2000       2001            2002                    Σ
       100               0            0             0            0                       0
       500               0            0             0            0                       0

     600                 0            0             1            0                       1
     800                 0            0             0            0                       0
     900                 0            1             0            0                       1
    CMI Σ                0            1             1            0                       2



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4.2 Non-conforming work
Control of non-conforming work is described in the corporate directive CD 011-ZS-C002. The quality
policy is based on prevention of occurrence of any non-conforming work. Non-conforming work can
be detected by staff members, internal or external audits, management reviews or client complaints
and observations. In all the cases the non-conforming work is documented on a special form being an
annex to the CD including the responsibilities and authorities for the management of non-conforming
work, immediate response to the problem and corrective actions. The records are controlled documents
of the fourth level of control maintained at corresponding IOUs with copies being sent to the CMI QR.
During the years 1999 – 2002 no observation has been received from the clients so that the numbers of
non-conforming work are taken only from complaints (see 4.1), audits (see 4.3) and reviews (see 4.4).
Observations and proposals of CMI staff members are included in records of internal audits and
management reviews.

4.3 Internal audits
Internal audits are performed according to the corporate directive CD 011-ZS-C002. They have two
levels:
 level of the CMI top-management
 level of the Heads of the IOUs.
In both cases it is planned activity carried-out several times per year on the basis of the controlled
document required by the CD – “Authorisation to internal audit”. Internal audits cover all aspects of
the quality system in one year in all departments (departments of fundamental, industrial and legal
metrology, regardless if they are accredited or not). Internal audits are documented in the special
forms. The records are controlled documents of the fourth level of control maintained at the
corresponding levels with copies being sent to the CMI QR.
                                     Overview of internal audits

Year       Level                                                  Number
                         Number of             of QS              of non-            of corrective
                           audits            elements           conformities            actions
1999        100              15                  56                    0                  0
            500               4                  34                   18                 18
            600               4                  34                   11                 11
            800               5                  37                  143                 117
            900               -                   -                    -                  -
          Top-CMI             9                  63                   40                 40
             Σ               37                 224                  212                 186
2000        100              16                  53                   2                   2
            500               1                  8                    4                   4
            600               2                  11                   8                  10
            800               4                  36                  142                 120
            900               2                  40                   7                   7
          Top-CMI             1                  20                   4                   4
             Σ               26                 168                  167                 147




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2001        100              11                  93                    0                  0
            500               4                  35                    9                  9
            600               3                  30                    7                  7
            800               4                  33                   96                 87
            900               1                  20                    1                  1
          Top-CMI             4                 144                   28                 28
             Σ               27                 355                  141                 132
2002        100               3                 10                    0                    0
            500               1                 7                    3                     3
            600               1                 16                   11                   11
            800               1                 10                    8                    6
            900               1                 8                     4                    4
          Top-CMI             5                 45                   26                   29
             Σ               12                 79                   49                   50

4.4 Reviews
Reviews are performed according to the corporate directive CD 011-ZS-C002. They have two levels:
 level of the CMI General Director
 level of the Heads of the IOUs.
Reviews are carried out once a year, normally in February and March each year. The records are
controlled documents of the fourth level of control maintained at the corresponding levels with copies
being sent to the CMI QR.

Year        Level      Date of review                             Number
                                            of QS area            of non-            of corrective
                                                                conformities            actions
1998        100             1/5/99              10                    -                    0
            500            1/25/99              11                    -                    -
            600            2/15/99              10                    0                    0
            800            1/26/99              10                    7                    6
            900            1/28/99              20                    0
          Top-CMI          3/18/99              7                    12                   12
             Σ                                  68                   19                   18
1999        100            1/31/00              10                    -                    0
            500            1/31/00              7                     0                    0
            600            2/18/00              10                    0                    0
            800             1/1/00              9                     3                    3
            900             3/3/00              20                    2                    2
          Top-CMI           3/3/00              7                    10                   16
             Σ                                  63                   15                   21
2000        100            1/8/01                93                    0                  0
            500           2/19/01                35                    9                  9
            600           1/10/01                30                    7                  7
            800           2/2/201                33                   96                 87
            900           11/16/00               20                    0                  0
          Top-CMI         3/23/01               144                   28                 28
             Σ                                  355                  140                 131




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2001     100      1/15/02         6               5             5
         500      2/22/02         8               3             3
         600      3/19/02         22             12            12
         800      2/20/02         9               4             4
         900      12/4/01         20              4             3
       Top-CMI    3/19/02         25             11            11
          Σ                       90             39            38




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Annex 1


          Corporate Mission, Vision, Quality Policy and Objectives

                     Controlled Document no. 011-VZ-A001




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            CZECH METROLOGY INSTITUTE - MANAGEMENT
                        RESPONSIBILITY
                                           Quality Policy

Mission

The mission of the Czech Metrology Institute (CMI, further as the institute) as a national metrology
body of the Czech Republic is as follows:

        maintenance and development of Czech national standards as realizations of physical and
        technical units of measurement and their transfer to lower levels of metrological traceability
        and certification of reference materials;
        basic and applied research in metrology;
        technical implementation of metrological legislation in the field: state metrological control of
        measuring instruments, their calibration, conformity assessment in metrology and metrological
        control of prepackages;
        registration of legal bodies manufacturing, repairing or carrying out installations of legally
        controlled measuring instruments;
        metrological supervision within the scope defined by the law on metrology (Law no.505/1990
        Coll. as amended by Law no.119/2000);
        participation in drafting of metrological legislation and drafting of regulations in metrology;
        participation in international cooperation in metrology on behalf of the Czech Republic;
        rendering of additional specialised services related to metrology (consultations, expert
        opinions).


Target vision

The state of affairs to be aimed at in the development of the Institute should be an effective
satisfaction of needs of all kinds of customers, of own employees and of the society at large based on
high degree of qualification of the staff, on its professional approach to work, on its loyalty toward its
parent organisation and on up-to-date technical equipment. The legal framework for the operation of
the institute should on the one hand reflect its public character (with a Government contract financially
covering public-type activities) and on the other hand be adapted to the highly technical nature of its
statutory activities with a sufficiently motivating pay system reflecting the real contributions to the
development of the institute.
In the final stage the institute should be fully technically competent in comparison with national
metrology institutes of developed countries of similar size both in terms of equipment and in terms of
staff qualification. The institute has to be financially stable and productive.
To implement the mentioned mission and vision of the institute its top management has issued the
following Declaration of quality policy and has laid down the main objectives of quality policy in
relation to performed activities.




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              DECLARATION OF QUALITY POLICY IN CMI

               The CMI Top Management Herewith Undertakes,

 for the sake of continual integrity of the unified national metrology system in the CR
and of its long-term compliance with the requirements of national economy within the
                            unified European economic area,

     to secure effectively and flexibly internationally recognised traceability at the top level for all
     the necessary fields of measurement in the CR;
     to carry out at a required level the activities of state administration committed to the institute
      by the Law on metrology and other activities as specified in the CMI Statute in accordance
      with legal regulations of general nature with regard to the legal position of the institute;
     to ensure permanent compliance with principles of good laboratory practice by way of
     validation of methods, of regular participation in programs of proficiency testing and
     interlaboratory comparisons, of inspection of correct administration of required documentation
     and of general conditions in performing metrological services;
     to permanently cultivate and develop quality system of the institute in terms of strengthening
     its synopsis, trustworthiness and impartiality on the basis of up-to-date international standards,
     especially the Czech standard CSN EN ISO/IEC 17 025:2000 as a default basic level, and of
     other internationally accepted approaches and systems of quality management;
     to permanently make the staff of the institute familiar with the principles, purpose and
     documentation of the quality system of the institute as implemented following this declaration
     with the objective to bring about their internal identification with the corresponding quality
     objectives and with their implementation at work;
     to focus its effort on rendering metrological services in full compliance with the present and
     foreseeable future requirements of the customers, including the Government as a customer for
     activities of state administration (public-type activities) in metrology and to develop the
     corresponding partnerships at home and abroad;
     by applying principles of process control to arrange for permanent improvement of process
     implementation in the whole range of existing activities;
     to strengthen internal cohesion and cooperative atmosphere within the institute (setting-up of
     teams and of working groups) and to stimulate creativity and inovation;
     by analysis of the existing organisational structure of the institute, including the modern means
     of communication, to identify and implement measures leading to an effective, flexible and
     cost-effective organisational structure and work management;
     to permanently secure the required level of occupational health and safety at work, in line with
     available resources to take steps to reach an above-the-average standard of working
     environment and within the scope of the institute to support activities and to take steps aimed
     at protection of environment in general;
     to permanently take steps aimed at provision of sufficient                 level of resources for
     implementation of the above described strategy.




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                                 Main objectives of quality policy


Main objectives in implementation of the declared quality policy are as follows:
a) within the country limits of the Czech Republic to provide for internationally recognised
   metrological traceability in all the required fields of measurement and to adapt the structure and
   contents of corresponding research and development projects to the results of the foresight
   program, to bilateral agreements if available and to the principles of European metrology
   infrastructure (EMI) as specified by EUROMET (followed and evaluated by the Deputy Director
   for FM);
b) to seek research contracts in applied metrology directly from private sector (at least 1 contract per
   year) and to follow the strategy of common projects with industrial companies (followed and
   evaluated by the Deputy Director for FM in cooperation with heads of IOUs);
c) to arrange for and maintain stable form of financing of public-type activities in the Institute and in
   accordance with the Government decision no.812/2000 to optimise the existing scope of
   fundamental metrology to reach critical mass necessary to make research activities in the institute
   really performing (followed and evaluated by the Deputy Director for FM);
d) to secure an appropriate participation in the EU-funded projects (permanently at least 3 projects of
   the current EU Framework Program of R&D + Growth projects) (followed and evaluated by the
   Deputy Director for FM);
e) to launch and implement a system of permanent training of employees and its filing (followed and
   evaluated by the CMI Quality Manager);
f) to develop in a systematic way partnerships with natural partners within the scope of CMI activities
   (Technical Committees of the Council for Metrology, metrological associations, clubs – training,
   exchange of information) and to realize at least 5 technical seminars (CMI presentations) as
   planned on yearly basis (followed and evaluated by the General Director);
g) to complete the database of contractual customers as a first step to launch a systematic study of
   customer satisfaction and marketing of CMI services (followed and evaluated by the Deputy
   Financial Director);
h) to launch new fields of measurement services and new methods of measurement and to expand the
   scope of activities to achieve a complexity in the supply of CMI services (followed and evaluated
   by the CMI General Director);
i) in a stepwise way to introduce the system of management of calibration processes on the basis of
   dedicated software and to use it for gradual reduction of turnover period of customer instruments in
   the Institute (followed and evaluated by the CMI General Director);
j) to gradually initiate the system to evaluate in a quantified way the performance of other processes
   in the institute, including administrative ones (followed and evaluated by the CMI General
   Director);
k) to apply measures aimed at maximum reduction of number of failures of customer instruments
   during the services performed on them in the institute to less than 2 per year at each IOU (followed
   and evaluated by the CMI Quality Manager);
l) to reduce the number of justified complaints concerning the services rendered by the Institute on
   the part of external and internal customers and the number of non-compliances found during
   internal audits in the field of legal metrology to less than 2 per year at each IOU (followed and
   evaluated by the CMI Quality Manager);
m) to maintain close contact between top management and the other employees at all the
   organisational units (usually 1 visit per year at each of them) (followed and evaluated by the CMI
   General Director);


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n) to transfer and to maintain the quality system documentation fully in the electronic form facilitating
   in this way the access to it for employees (followed and evaluated by the CMI Quality Manager);
o) in order to effectively monitor the performance of the quality system on the technical side, to
   regularly take part in interlaboratory comparisons in accordance with the annual plan at all the
   IOUs (followed and evaluated by the heads of IOUs);
p) in the current economic environment of the Institute to work towards achieving positive financial
   balance at the level of + 3 % of total costs at minimum (followed and evaluated by the Deputy
   Financial Director);
q) to reduce any spare capacities in all the financial units under 2 % and to achieve at all the units a
   positive corrected financial balance (followed and evaluated by the Deputy Financial Director);
r) to take permanently steps to reduce the amount of receivables (outstanding payments after the
   deadline in favour of the Institute) (followed and evaluated by the CMI General Director).




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Annex 2




                    CMI Corporate Quality Manual
                          CD 011-PJ-A001




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1.             TABLE OF CONTENTS
2              Terminology and list of abbreviations
3              Introduction
4              Management requirements
4.1            Organisation
4.2            Quality system
4.3            Document control
4.4            Review of requests, tenders and contracts
4.5            Sub-contracting of tests and calibrations
4.6            Purchasing services and supplies
4.7            Service to the client
4.8            Complaints
4.9            Management of non-conforming testing and/or calibration work
4.10           Corrective actions
4.11           Preventive actions
4.12           Control of records
4.13           Internal audits
4.14           Management reviews
5              Technical requirements
5.1            General
5.2            Personnel
5.3            Accommodation and environmental conditions
5.4            Testing and calibration methods and method validations
5.5            Equipment
5.6            Measurement traceability
5.7            Sampling
5.8            Handling of testing and calibration items
5.9            Quality assurance of test and calibration results
5.10           Reporting the results
               Annexes:
1.             Act of Foundation and of Statute of the Czech Metrology Institute (CMI)
               Related Documents:
1.             List of signatures proving that the staff has been acquainted with the CMI quality
               system
2.             Plans and records (cards) of personal training and education of the CMI staff
3.             Employment contracts of the CMI staff
4.             Job descriptions of the CMI staff
5.             Plan of internal audits of IOU CMI
6.             Records from the internal audits
7.             Book of complaints of IOU CMI
8.             Records of complaint investigation
9.             Quality Manuals of IOU 100 – 900
10.            CMI Annual Reports




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2.             TERMINOLOGY AND LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
List of abbreviations:
AMC            authorised metrological centre verifying legally controlled measuring instruments
CBP            certification body for certification of personnel of the CMI
CBRM           certification body for product certification (reference materials) of the CMI
CAI            the Czech Institute for Accreditation
CMC            calibration measurement capabilities of the MRA
CMI            the Czech Metrology Institute (hereinafter referred to as the Institute as well)
CSN            the Czech technical standard
DUNAMET association of central European NMIs (A, H, SK, CZ) as a sub-group in EUROMET
EA             European Accreditation
IIR            the Inspectorate for Ionizing Radiation Prague (of the CMI)
ILC            inter-laboratory comparison
IMEP           International Measurement Evaluation Program organised by IRMM
IRMM           Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements Geel Belgium, an institute of the
               Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the EU
ISM            information system of metrology
LPM            Laboratory of Primary Metrology Prague (of the CMI)
QR             Quality Manager
MR             Metrological regulations issued by the CMI
MIA            Methodological instructions for accreditation issued by the CAI
MIM            Methodical instructions for metrology issued by the COSMT
NMI            national metrology institute
MRA            CIPM Arrangement: “Mutual Recognition of National Measurement Standards and of
               Calibration and Measurement Certificates issued by NMIs” made in 1999 in Paris
RI             Regional Inspectorate of the CMI
RO             Organisational Rules
PT             proficiency testing
QM             Quality Manual
CD             controlled documentation, controlled document
QS             quality system
MTR            Metrological technical regulation
TS             technical standard
COSMT          the Czech Office for Technical Standardisation, Metrology and State Testing (The
               Office)
IOU            internal organisational unit of the CMI, department of the CMI, the head of which is
               directly subordinated to the CMI General Director (units subordinated directly to the
               CMI General Director: CBRM, CBP, RIs, LPM, IIR).
Terminology:
Terminology in the present Corporate QM CD 011-PJ-A001 is in conformity with the Czech standards
CSN 01 0115, ISO series 9 000:2000, ISO standards series 10 000, ISO/IEC 17025:1999.

3.             INTRODUCTION
The Quality Manual of the Czech Metrological Institute with its registered office in Brno is a basic
document of the CMI documenting its quality system and procedures affecting the quality of
performed metrological services. It is a collection consisting of Corporate Quality Manual CD 011-PJ-
A001 (hereinafter referred to as the CQM) and the Quality Manuals of the internal organisational units
of the CMI (hereinafter referred to as QM IOU).
CQM sets down generic approaches and policies concerning individual elements of the QS and
constitutes and documents the quality system especially in relation to horizontally implemented
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QM IOU document separately their own quality sub-systems of IUO as a part of the CMI quality
system as properly referenced. Creating the CMI quality system, also the internationally accepted
requirements as stipulated especially by the ISO 9 000 and 10 000 series of standards have been taken
into account.
The list of other technical standards and other normative documents important for build-up of the
quality system of the CMI and of the individual IOUs is given in the data base ISM CMI see the
corporate directive CD 011-ZS-C015.
The policy of the Institute towards application of various types of quality systems to cover its activities
in order to satisfy the needs of the client, the regulatory authorities or organisations providing
recognition is as follows:
-    calibration and testing: accreditation against ISO/IEC 17025:1999 or implementation of
     provisions of this standard as decided on the basis of evaluation of requirements provided by
     customers;
-    conformity assessment activities in implementation of the EU acquis communitaire (especially
     conformity with essential requirements and conformity with the approved type): accreditation
     against ISO/IEC 17025:1999 for corresponding modules of conformity assessment;
-    other activities of conformity assessment (especially initial and subsequent verification of legally
     controlled measuring instruments outside the scope of the EU acquis communitaire): as required
     by the authorising body (COSMT);
-    certification body for reference materials(RM): implementation of related provisions of ISO/IEC
     17025:1999 including provisions of ISO Guides 31, 34 and 35;
-    certification body for personnel (as applied especially to certification of competence of personnel
     in metrology): accreditation against EN 45013:1990;
-    manufacture of reference materials (IIR – department of manufacture of RMs of ionizing
     radiation): certification against ISO 9001:1994;
-    proficiency testing by way of ILC or PT schemes: accreditation against MPA 20-01-00 of CAI
     (ILAC document „Guidelines for the Requirements for the Competence of Providers of PT
     Schemes“, 2000);
-    maintenance of national standards:
           -    when putting into service: implementation of principles of project management as
                stipulated in ISO 9001:2000 and laid down in CD 011-ZS-C008;
             - being in-service: implementation of provisions given in CD 011-ZS-C011 (par.4.12 and
                part 5, especially 5.8, of ISO/IEC 17025:1999);
 - development of national standards, basic and applied research: implementation of principles of
     project management as stipulated in ISO 9001:2000 and laid down in CD 011-ZS-C008;
 - supporting activities: implementation of requirements given in ISO 9001:2000 as applied to
     individual identified processes;
 - environment management: implementation of requirements of ISO 14000;
 - occupational health and safety at work: implementation of requirements given by general
     legislation.
The final goal is an integration of the quality systems for all the processes performed by the Institute
along the lines of ISO 9001:2000 standard. The practical implementation of these policies in the
individual IOUs has been delegated by decisions of the CMI General Director to their heads. In case of
a justified interest the Institute herewith offers to its clients the option to carry out the customer audit.
The quality system has been established in accordance with legal regulations regulating the obligations
in the field of metrology. These legal regulations are as follows:
         Metrology Law No. 505/1990 Coll. as amended by Law No. 119/2000 Coll. and by Law
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         Law No.20/1993 Coll. on Establishing the Proper State Administration in the Field of
         Technical Standardisation, Metrology and State Testing as amended;
         Decree of the Ministry of Industry and Trade No. 262/2000 Coll. as amended by Decree
         No.344/2002 Coll., on uniformity and correctness of measuring instruments and
         measurements, Decree No. 345/2002 Coll., setting down measuring instruments to legal
         control (obligatory verification and pattern approval) and Decree No. 264/2000 Coll. on basic
         units of measurement and other units and their marking.
Historical development has predetermined the division of the Institute into a fundamental metrology
responsible for maintenance and development of Czech national standards, including transfer of units
onto secondary reference standards; secondary (industrial) metrology responsible for calibration of
higher order standards of organisations and legal metrology carrying out metrological supervision,
pattern approval of legally controlled measuring instruments and their initial and subsequent
verification, especially in the regulated sphere of metrology.
Activity of laboratories of secondary standard traceability in the individual branches of measurement
and laboratories of legal metrology, the common task of which is to verify and calibrate measuring
instruments, are performed by IOUs located in the individual regions. They are uniformly managed
and inspected by the CMI General Director. Primary standard traceability in the CR and the state of
the individual primary standards in the individual branches of measurement are co-ordinated by the
department of fundamental metrology through the laboratories of fundamental metrology within RIs,
IIR and PML CMI.
For an up-to-date overview of the CMI representation in the international metrology bodies see the
corresponding data base of ISM CMI.
According to the CMI Statute, the Institute is responsible for establishing metrological traceability at
the highest level, calibration of higher-order measurement standards and verification of legally
controlled measuring instruments as well as for calibration of other measuring instruments and for
rendering other metrological services based on the requirements of users of measuring instruments to
be provided to all components of the National Metrology System.

4.              MANAGEMENT REQUIREMENTS

4.1             ORGANISATION
Legal status of the CMI
Czech Metrology Institute was established on 1.1.1993 by the former Ministry of Economy of the
Czech Republic. Based on Sect. 1 item 5 of the Act No. 272/1996 Coll., the competence resulting from
the laws and other legal regulations in the field of technical standardisation, metrology and state
testing was transferred to the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic. Since 1.11.1996,
the CMI has been a legal entity directly managed and supervised by this ministry. Based on the
decision of the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic No. 400/1997 of 18.12.1997, the
minister issued a new Act of Foundation of the CMI Ref. No. 41516/97/6000/1000 MIPOX 0048 DOP
and the Statute of the CMI. After the last amendment of the Law on metrology becoming effective on
April 15, 2002 a new Act of Foundation was issued by the MIT Ref.No.21943/02/4001/1000
MIPOX00EFINM dated June 6, 2002.
The CMI is a legal entity – executive agency according to Law no.219/2000 Coll. with its own budget
receiving specified contributions (subsidies) from the State Budget. It is authorised to act in its own
name and to bear responsibility resulting from these decisions. The scope of its activities is
determined by legislation, the Act of Foundation, the Statute and by legal rules of general nature
regulating the state administration, especially in the field of metrology.
The economic activity of the CMI shall follow the generally binding legal regulations and rules for
economic management and for economic activities of the legal entities receiving contributions from
the State Budget (Law no. 218/2000 Coll. on budgetary rules) as well as internal regulations issued by
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Identification of the CMI
Name of the legal entity        : CZECH METROLOGY INSTITUTE
Company Registration No.        : 00177016
Registered office               : Brno
Address                         : Brno, Okruzni 31
Post code                       : 638 00
Legal form                      : executive agency authorised by legislation to carry out activities of
                                  state administration in the field of metrology as specified by
                                  metrological legislation
Bank connection                 : Komercní banka a.s., Brno – branch Cerna Pole
Account No.                     : 70338-621/0100
Telephone                       : 00420 / 5 / 4522 2709
Fax                             : 00420 / 5 / 4522 2728
E-mail                          : info@cmi.cz
Web page                        : www.cmi.cz
Statutory officers of the CMI authorised to act on behalf of the legal entity are listed as follows:
Pavel Klenovsky, General Director of the CMI
Frantisek Jelinek, Deputy Director for Fundamental Metrology,
Jindrich Posvar, Deputy Director for Legal Metrology,
Josef Geier, Deputy Financial Director.
The name of the Institute can be abbreviated as “CMI” and used in common economic relations as
well as in its own logo. The logo is used to mark and identify the documentation elaborated and issued
by the CMI and it has not the character of a registered trademark.
Organisational structure of the CMI
The CMI is subdivided into IOUs being not legal entities (subjects) and being directly subordinated to
the CMI General Director. These units are the departments of fundamental metrology and legal
metrology, the economic department, the certification body for certification of reference materials and
the certification body for certification of personnel in metrology (these are parts of the CMI
Headquarters), the Regional Inspectorates (RI) with their seats in Prague, Ceske Budejovice, Plzen,
Liberec, Pardubice, Brno, Opava, the Laboratory of Primary Metrology (LPM) in Prague and the
Inspectorate for Ionizing Radiation (IIR) in Prague.
Detailed organisational structure of the CMI and the scopes of individual IOUs are documented in the
RO being a part of CD.
The Head of each IOU is responsible for correct performance of the activities within the corresponding
scope in accordance with the documented QS CMI so as to fulfil and satisfy the requirements and
needs of the Government bodies and economic entities.
The data base of the CMI staff, its numbering and staffing and their proxies is in the ISM CMI.
Authority to act on behalf of the CMI
The authority to act and sign the documents for and on behalf of the CMI is laid down in the
Organisational Rules, Internal Rules of the CMI and in the Decision of the CMI General Director CD
011-RR-C010.
CMI Top Management
The CMI Top Management consists of the following positions:
1. CMI General Director
2. Deputy Director for Fundamental Metrology,
3. Deputy Director for Legal Metrology,
4. Deputy Financial Director,
5. CMI Quality Manager.
The extended top management board of the CMI consists of the top management completed by the
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Management of the CMI
The structure of the CMI management has three levels and it serves to supervise and manage the
activities of IOUs and of their individual employees in a compulsory way when fulfilling the tasks
inside and outside the CMI premises.
The CMI top management exercises its powers through the CMI controlled documentation of 1st to
4th level elaborated in accordance with the CD 011-ZS-C001 and chapter. 4.3 of CQM.
Appointed heads on all levels of the CMI management have all their powers and responsibilities in
relation to the activities under their management laid down in their job descriptions, in the respective
authorisations if applicable and in addition they exercise their managerial competence in accordance
with controlled documentation in accordance with the CD 011-ZS-C001.
Collective bodies:
Activities and scopes of advisory bodies of the CMI General Director (the Council of the Institute, the
Scientific Council, the Damage Settlement Committee, the Investment Committee, the Reference
Material Commission, the Commission for Certification of Personnel) are described in Chapter 1.8 of
the CMI Organisational Rules.
Responsibilities and powers:
Internal organisational units located in the regions of the Czech Republic - RIs, LPM and IIR, are
responsible, in accordance with the RO CMI, for providing for traceability of national and secondary
standards and for executive and inspection activities within the scope of the specified technical and
regional competence, as applicable. The IIR is a specialised laboratory responsible for nation-wide
metrology of the selected sources (reference materials) of ionizing radiation, including their
manufacture and servicing.
Heads of all the CMI departments and their appointed proxies are responsible for the activities carried
out by their departments as to be in accordance with the quality system documented in CMI QM and
in the other CD and to fulfil requirements of legal regulations as well as of international standards. To
be able to carry out their specified responsibilities, they are supplied with necessary conditions,
resources and powers.
Direct personal responsibility for technical development of the individual fields of measurement
within the framework of the CMI is established through the network of so called technical
coordinators. The lists of technical coordinators in the sector of fundamental and industrial metrology
respectively are laid down in the CD 011-RR-C003. The scopes of their activities are set down in the
CD 011-ZS-C009.
The employees of the Institute as a Government executive agency are, for the sake of impartiality, of
discretion in handling confidential information obtained in discharging their duties and of
incorruptibility, submitted to limitations and requirements given by uniformly binding legislation
(Labour Code) in those areas where the Institute acts as a third party and where the corresponding
output has a nature of administrative acts subject to the rules of administrative procedures according to
Law 71/1967 Coll. The CMI personnel have, without exception, a character of employees which is a
presumption of their impartiality. In the non-regulated sphere of metrology (calibration, especially on
national standards) the Institute is never in a position of a third party (at any event, no interests of
customers or any other parties can be identified in this process). The staff shall also inflict any damage
neither upon the customers nor the CMI itself.
When carrying out repetitive metrological services it is the duty of the CMI staff to carry out this
activity only in full accordance with the approved and documented methods issued or adopted in
accordance with CD 011-ZS-C001.
Quality management representative
By way of the CD 011-RR-C002, the CMI General Director has created the position of the CMI
Quality Manager, has made the relevant appointment and he has approved of the employees appointed
by the IOU heads to be in positions of the IOU Quality Managers. The CMI QR is a member of the
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have been supplied, within the respective departments, in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025:1999, with
all the necessary powers, authorisations and responsibilities, as applicable, for:
     development, implementation and maintenance of the quality system,
     organisation of the management review of the quality system by the IOU management and
     subsequently the CMI top management, including documentation of their performance in the
     form of management review reports.
Authorities, responsibilities and mutual relations between the IOU heads and the Quality Managers are
laid down in the CD 011-RR-C002, in the CMI Organisational Rules, in the job contracts and the job
descriptions (associated documentation SD-3 and SD-4).

4.2               QUALITY SYSTEM
The quality system of the CMI has been established, maintained, implemented and improved to enable
to the Institute to fulfil all the tasks within its statutory scope and for which it has been equipped with
necessary resources. The system has been built up to be an open one.
The quality system in interconnected with ISM CMI and makes full use of its relevant data. The access
to the individual data bases and information is a structured one through the access rights according to
the rules defined in the Guidelines of the CMI General Director 011-ZS-C001 and 011-ZS-C015
providing for the protection of this information as well.
Quality Policy
Mission , vision quality policy and quality objectives of the CMI as a national metrology body of the
CR are laid down in a separate CD 011-VZ-A001.

4.3             DOCUMENT CONTROL
The CMI solves the problems connected with the document control through the Corporate Directive
CD 011-ZS-C001 called “Principles of Issue, Adoption and Control of Documentation in the CMI”.
This document deals with the approval procedure, the issue and amendments of documents,
maintenance and provision of valid documentation for respective departments of the Institute, the
withdrawal of invalid documents, suitable marking of necessary old documents in accordance with the
standard ISO/IEC 17025:1999 and ISO 9001:1994 being binding for all the CMI staff. CD is
preferably maintained in an electronic form (SW application ROD) which facilitates the access to the
QS documentation for employees. The employees are thus familiar with the QS documentation in
traceable way and are permanently obliged to fulfil, in the defined deadlines, the tasks following for
them from the CD.
Similarly, the Decision of the CMI General Director CD 011-RR-C007 describes in detail the
procedures to be followed in issuing documents (certificates) of public nature connected with
performed services (e.g. verification certificates, calibration certificates, other certificates).

4.4             REVIEW OF REQUESTS, TENDERS AND CONTRACTS
The review of contracts is a repetitive activity of any IOU performed by its staff before
commencement of the corresponding metrological service with the aim to make sure that the
conditions and technical capabilities concerning the quality, kind, scope and characteristics of the
service to meet the customer’s requirements are available. Any discrepancies between the contract
requirements and the capabilities of the IOU concerned to provide the service shall be solved before
commencement of work. Each contract (any written or oral agreement about a metrological service)
must be acceptable both for the Institute and the customer. This activity must be documented in
writing before the commencement of the service. If, upon the customer’s wish, this activity is not
documented by a different document (e.g. a contract) setting down the kind, the scope and the method
of the service to be provided, including the methodology to be used , this information must be
documented in the “Record of take-over of the measuring instrument for metrological service to be
provided by the CMI” (an annex to CD 011-ZS-C007).
The reviews with negative decisions are recorded and the IOU concerned immediately informs the
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The problems of making and reviewing of contracts with external entities are dealt with in the CD
011-ZS-C003 setting down the corresponding principles being binding for IOUs. Records coming out
of this activity are kept by the respective IOU in the form of controlled documentation according to
the CD 011-ZS-C001.

4.5               SUB-CONTRACTING OF TESTS AND CALIBRATIONS
The Institute has been, in the long-term, following a policy aimed against necessity to use subcontracts
when providing its metrological services.
If, exceptionally, the CMI is not able to provide the required metrological service by itself, it can sub-
contract such a service from a suitable and technically competent body in accordance with CD 011-
RR-C004 (accredited laboratory or confidence through a customer audit) and keeps the respective
record of it. IOUs have described these activities precisely in their controlled documentation and they
have elaborated procedures for them. In case of sub-contracting , the CMI bears a legal responsibility
for this service.

4.6              PURCHASING SERVICES AND SUPPLIES
Procedures connected with purchasing are solved in the CMI by means of the CD 011-ZS-C006
“The Principles of claiming, approval and purchase of instruments and equipment in the CMI”
which, among others, refers to Law 199/1994 (as amended) on public acquisition.
The heads of IOUs shall make sure that the deliveries directly affecting the quality of services are not
accepted if they do not comply with the contracted requirements after being inspected on receipt. IOUs
keep records about these inspections and about the measures having been taken, if applicable.
Additionally, the IOUs would evaluate their suppliers affecting the quality of metrological services
and keep a list of selected suppliers as well as the records of their evaluation.

4.7             SERVICE TO THE CLIENT
Provided that principles of non-disclosure of information to other customers are followed the Institute
closely co-operates through its IOUs with customers in the following fields:
       clarification and specification of requirements for metrological services,
    in providing technical consultations and advice to customers,
    access for a customer to respective laboratories to be able to be present during the services carried
    out for him (unless not inhibited by regulations or dedicated conditions of these services),
    objective settlement of possible complaints.
The records are kept by respective IOU CMI in the form of controlled documentation according to CD
011-ZS-C001.

4.8             COMPLAINTS
The problems connected with the settlement of appeals, claims and complaints are dealt with in the
Corporate Directive CD 011-ZS-C004. This document is binding for all the CMI staff and it defines
procedures to be followed by them in settlement of complaints (or other information or inputs) of
customers or of other parties concerned in relation to the activities carried out and it also stipulates the
obligation to keep records of the complaints, of their investigation and of corrective actions taken, if
applicable.

4.9               MANAGEMENT OF NON-CONFORMING TESTING AND/OR
                  CALIBRATION WORK
The CD 011-ZS-C002 provides a procedure for settlement of nonconformities in cases when results of
metrological services are found not to be in conformity with the requirements of QS CMI.
The responsibility for nonconforming services and for taking corrective actions resulting from them
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The system for writing and keeping the records of control of nonconforming metrological services has
been established in all the IOUs in accordance with CD 011-ZS-C001.

4.10           CORRECTIVE ACTIONS
By a corrective measure, the action to be taken with the aim to remove the reasons of the existing
nonconformity or undesirable situation and to prevent them from being repeated is understood.
The CD 011-ZS-C002 has been issued specifying the procedure for implementation of the corrective
actions which should be used whenever performed activities are found to be departing from the
approved procedures of metrological services.

4.11            PREVENTIVE ACTIONS
Preventive actions are the activities carried out with the aim to remove the reasons of possible future
nonconformity or undesirable situation, resulting in most cases in proposals for preventive changes to
be made in the quality system. Preventive actions within the QS are identified and proposed
especially:
 - in the course of activities carried out and controlled by principles of project management;
 - during evaluations of individual programs of proficiency testing;
 - during internal audits;
 - during QS management reviews.
Procedure to be followed when implementing the preventive actions is in accordance with ISO/IEC
17025:1999 described in CD 011-ZS-C002.

4.12            CONTROL OF RECORDS
The CMI has elaborated a system for control of records, including the quality records. The records
belong to the 4th level of controlled documents and they provide evidence about effective operation of
the activities carried out which shall be recorded.
Quality records
The quality records provide evidence about compliance with specified requirements and about
efficiency of the CMI quality system. Within this system, rules are laid down for their preparation,
identification, filing, maintenance and handling. These rules are described in CD 011-ZS-C001.
Within the individual laboratories of IOUs, the quality records are made by the authorised employee of
the Institute.
Technical records
IOU files and keeps records of all measurements performed on both own and customers’ measuring
instruments (except for the cases when an exact identification of the instrument is impossible, where,
e.g., there is no serial number; in these cases, however, daily records must be made and kept about
performed services in terms of number of measuring instruments, of their measuring ranges and kinds)
in accordance with CD 011-ZS-C001. The records contain a sufficient number of information enabling
identification of the measurement conditions and possible repetition or inspection of this
measurement.

4.13             INTERNAL AUDITS
The problems concerning the internal company audits, including the internal inspection system in
general, are dealt with in the Corporate Directive CD 011-ZS-C002 “Principles of Internal Company
Inspection and Auditing System” in the CMI. This directive solves the related problems in line with
the standard CSN EN ISO/IEC 17025 and related documents and is binding for all IOUs CMI. CMI
internal audits are organised out of 2 levels: IOUs and top management.

4.14           MANAGEMENT REVIEWS
The CMI reviews the quality system regularly and in accordance with predetermined plan in
accordance with the Corporate Directive CD 011-ZS-C002.


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5.               TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

5.1              GENERAL
The impact of human and technical factors on metrological services performed within the whole
Institute is essential and affects directly the quality of these services.

5.2              PERSONNEL
The main resource which influences quality of provided metrological services is the CMI personnel. It
designs and implements the processes according to the approved procedures and is fully responsible
for their implementation.
The procedures connected with qualification as required for hiring of personnel, with its
education/training and with continuous education of personnel are dealt with in CD 011-ZS-C005
„Principles of the Staff Education and Training“. This document is binding for all the IOUs.
Evidence in terms of required level of education, expertise and practice shall be available concerning
the competence of the existing personnel and personnel being hired to take up their respective
positions. The CMI General Director can grant exceptions in justified cases.
The CMI staff responsibilities are laid down in the employment contracts and job descriptions as
associated documentation SD-3 and SD-4.
The IOU head shall authorise specified employees to carry out respective metrological services and
he/she shall issue a document about it, including the specified responsibilities and authorities.
A comprehensive list of departments, classification of functional positions, nomenclature of positions,
names of employees on these positions and their proxies, including qualification requirements is
maintained in a data base as part of ISM CMI.
QRs of individual departments have been appointed to their positions by the Decision of CMI General
Director CD 011-RR-C002.
Records of personal education and training of individual employees (upgrades of their qualification,
participation in courses, conferences, fellowships, study stays etc.) in line with CMI QS requirements
are kept by respective IOUs.

5.3              ACCOMODATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
Requirements as to accommodations and environments, the influence of ambient conditions on
metrological services, special protection at handling, transport and storage, if necessary, and protection
against unauthorised use of customer instruments are given by corresponding procedures making use
of technical regulations (decrees, MTR) if available. For individual metrological services these
requirements and instructions are described in the CD, especially in procedures for metrological
services.
When items under test are stored, calibrated, verified or tested at specified conditions these are
maintained, monitored and recorded.

5.4              TESTING AND CALIBRATION METHODS AND METHOD VALIDATION
When performing repetitive metrological services which form a decisive part of the CMI activities
documented procedures are used. In preparation of procedures for metrological services in the Institute
the following principles are followed:
         Procedures have to fully cover the calibration measurement capabilities which have been
          officially publicised by the Institute and made thus available to customers (on web page, in
          brochures on metrological services, submitted CMCs in case of CIPM MRA, in the
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       As far as methods for metrological services (especially in case of conformity assessment
        activities) are concerned international harmonized technical standards or documents of the
        same nature are preferably used in the Institute.
       Adopted procedures (e.g. procedures recommended by the manufacturer) have to be verified
        prior to their release for use.
       In case of methods or procedures newly developed in the Institute the principles of project
        management according to CD 011-ZS-C008 are to be strictly followed. At all events, the
        corresponding technical report is elaborated to that effect which is subjected to review by an
        independent panel of experts.
       As to the technical content, the procedure given in CD 011-ZS-C021 shall be followed when
        writing procedures. The procedures shall contain, apart from precisely described procedures to
        be followed when providing metrological services, requirements as to the standard and other
        equipment, requirements on ambient conditions, the way to attach a calibration stamp if
        applicable or other data.
       For metrological services performed in a uniform way in several IOUs within the Institute a
        unified common procedure is prepared. Such a procedure is commissioned and published by
        the IOU of the responsible technical coordinator. When a unified procedure is not available
        the individual IOUs shall prepare their own procedures to cover the metrological services
        concerned which are subject to approval by the IOU heads.
       A calculation of measurement uncertainties is always an integral part of those procedures
        aimed at performance of metrological services. BIPM Guide GUM (“Guide to the Expression
        of Uncertainty in Measurement”) or the EA document 4/02 „Expressions of the Uncertainty of
        Measurements in Calibration“ shall be in principle used for this purpose. For individual
        calculation a specialised validated SW is used in the Institute. In case a particular
        measurement is carried out as an non-accredited calibration or verification and on a wish of
        the customer it is permitted to make the calculation of uncertainties of the measurement using
        other methods as well. In the issued certificates it has always to be specified which document
        has been used to perform the calculation of uncertainties.
       Procedures for metrological services are formally published as the IOU controlled documents
        in accordance with CD 011-ZS-C001 and they form an integral part of the CMI ISM database.
Adopted and newly developed methods must be validated before their commissioning for use. A
participation in programs of proficiency testing and ILC is preferably used for this purpose in the
Institute.

5.5              EQUIPMENT
The CMI uses recommended and pattern approved, if applicable, measuring and testing equipment
required for metrological services to be performed in accordance with the standard ISO/IEC
17025:1999. As a principle, the Institute uses only its own equipment which is therefore fully under its
control.
The equipment used to render metrological services to customers and its management, including
regular maintenance, are described in controlled documentation of the individual IOUs providing such
metrological services.
Required records (4th level – records) in the form of metrological cards of measuring instruments in
accordance with par.2.2, CD 011-ZS-C007 „Principles of use of measuring instruments in the Institute
and their confirmation“ or cards of national standards according to par.3.2, CD 011-ZS-C011
„Principles of conception, planning, commissioning and publishing of national and reference standards
in the CR“ are established and maintained on control of equipment used for providing metrological
services to customers in the individual IOUs.
Measuring and testing equipment required for the services to be provided and their metrological
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Identification of measuring, testing and of auxiliary equipment and their required marking is
laid down and performed in accordance with CD 013-RN-C004 by individual IOUs. When practicable
all equipment is identified by a labelling to indicate the status of calibration, the date of expiration or
some additional data if necessary in a way preventing at the same time any unauthorised access to and
tampering with it, including adjustments. The described system of equipment identification by way of
labelling is maintained during its whole operational life which effectively prevents any possible
mistakes in using the equipment.
Maintenance of the equipment is performed within the confirmation system according to CD 011-
ZS-C007, preferably as recommended by the manufacturer if not specified otherwise in the CD.
Records of the performed confirmation activities are established and maintained by respective IOUs.
Equipment and its software used by IOUs for metrological services are capable of achieving the
parameters required, are metrologically traceable (the calibration certificate is always available),
comply with relevant specifications and the required records are established and maintained.
Validation of SW is performed according to the CD 011-ZS-C023.
The equipment shall be always operated by qualified staff with the manuals available in case of
technically challenging instrumentation and procedures are also available as to their safe handling,
storage, transport and planned maintenance or excessive wear. Any transportation of individual pieces
of equipment outside CMI premises is by principle made in the original package, whenever applicable,
which is for this purpose kept. The individual pieces of equipment are stored and used under required
conditions continuously monitored and recorded at the individual IOUs, if necessary.

5.6              MEASUREMENT TRACEABILITY
Czech national standards (see CMC-STD Database at www.cmi.cz ) of the basic and selected derived
units of SI form the basis of metrological traceability in the Czech Republic.
National standards are approved of and officially commissioned by means of a procedure described in
the internal directive of COSMT No. 4/2000. In the period before the approval and official
commissioning of corresponding national standards the measurement standards determined by the
Corporate Directive CD 011-ZS-C011 are considered to be of the highest level in the country.
Secondary reference standards are traceable to national standards of the CR, to international standards
maintained by BIPM or to national standards of countries – signatories of the CIPM MRA.
Program of calibrations of used measuring instruments in the defined intervals as specified by
par.5.6.1 of ISO/IEC 17025:1999 is given by the CMI metrological confirmation system according to
CD 011-ZS-C007. Recalibration intervals of the CMI reference standards are determined by an
analysis of trends during the history of their calibrations. The method of maintenance or calibration of
national standards and of calibration of individual reference standards is laid down in their respective
cards according to par.3.2, CD 011-ZS-C011 and the method of calibration of working measuring
instruments is described in the IOU CD. Required records in line with par.2.2, CD 011-ZS-C007 or
par.3.2, CD 011-ZS-C011 are established and maintained and they form an integral part of the CD as
stipulated in CD 011-ZS-C001. Details of these facts are described in the IOU CD.
After any operation with a piece of equipment other than direct performance of metrological services
(being for some time outside direct control of the Institute, the first putting into service, repair,
adjustment) it must be calibrated prior to being put into use if it is included in the program of
calibrations.

5.7              SAMPLING
Random sampling consisting in performance of tests on only a fraction of items from a given batch
and based on the evaluation to accept or reject the whole batch is in the Institute carried out only in the
field of legal metrology for the purpose of acceptance procedures of greater batches (e.g. recognition
of verification certificates or stamps from abroad – according to MPM 15, as a part of the procedure
carried out by the Institute to take samples of verified legally controlled measuring instruments for the
purpose of inspection - according to MP 002, to take samples as a part of the quality system audit of
manufacturers of non-automatic weighing instruments following the local transposition of the EU
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5.8             HANDLING OF TESTING AND CALIBRATING ITEMS
IOUs have procedures in CD 011-ZS-C007 for identification, transport, checking-in and checking-out,
protection, storage and handling of measuring instruments of customers, including all measures
required to protect them. They are intended especially to prevent wear, loss or damage to the
measuring instruments during metrological services. The system is aimed to prevent any mishandling
of the measuring instruments, neither physically nor in references in records or in other documents.

5.9            QUALITY ASSURANCE OF TEST AND CALIBRATION RESULTS
The monitoring of quality of the results of metrological services is planned and is secured through:
a)   participation in PT or ILC programs;
b)   repetition of the tests or calibrations using the same or different methods (e.g. using different
     type of the standard equipment);
c) regular functional tests of standard equipment in the course of its functional life carried out
     internally;
d) regular use of certified reference materials or of internal methods of quality management
     utilising secondary reference materials and standards everywhere possible.
In accordance with the quality policy of the Institute PT or ILC programs are preferably used for this
purpose (point a) which can be of the following types:
    1. internal programs (applicable especially to reference standards of lower orders and for
        working instruments);
    2. within the framework of the national program officially administered by the CAI (applicable
        especially to reference standards of lower orders and for working instruments);
    3. international bilateral ILCs (applicable especially to national standards and reference
        standards of higher orders);
    4. international ILCs organised within DUNAMET (applicable especially to national standards
        and reference standards of higher orders);
    5. international ILCs organised by EA (applicable especially to reference standards);
    6. international PT programs organised by IRMM (IMEP programs for certified reference
        materials or chemical analyses);
    7. international ILCs organised within the CIPM MRA (key and supplementary comparisons of
        national standards).
The other options are used especially when a suitable PT or ILC program is not available. As far as
ILCs of national standards are concerned (non-piloted ILCs) the procedure given in the methodical
document „Guidelines for CIPM Key Comparisons“ issued by BIPM Paris for implementation of the
CIPM MRA shall be strictly followed , as far as the other ILCs are concerned (piloted ILCs) the
procedure is in principle given in the documents EA-2/03 and ISO/IEC Guide 43:1997, for ILCs as
specified in points 1 and 2 the detailed procedure is given in CD 011-RR-C011.
Required records of these activities are established and maintained (e.g. in the case of national ILC in
the form of „ILC Report“) which form an integral part of the CMI CD as stipulated in CD 011-ZS-
C001.

5.10             REPORTING THE RESULTS
The format to report the results of metrological services including the mandatory templates of
corresponding certificates is given in CD 011-RR-C007. At the same time the general procedure to be
followed in the final stage of metrological services including guidance to handle certain non-standard
situations (e.g. the occurrence of non-removable failures on customer instruments). Technical
contents of reporting the results of all the metrological services is always given in precise, clear,
unequivocal and objective way in accordance with the working procedures not discriminating between
internal and external customers. The relevant customer requirements including the recommended
recalibration interval are for this purpose documented in the protocol of check-in of an instrument (see
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specified in the corresponding certificates. Electronic transfer of results in the case of an original
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Annex 3
                             CMI Controlled Documentation
1.             List of corporate organisational and management documents issued by the CMI

1.1            Documents of the first level of control – Quality Manuals

 CD Number                                    Name                                     Effective
                                                                                         since
 011-VZ-C001 Corporate Mission, Vision, Quality Policy and Objectives                 Dec.1, 2001
 011-PJ-C001 Corporate Quality Manual                                                 Feb.1, 2002
 013-PJ-C001    IOU CMI 013 Quality Manual for ILC provision                         May 15, 2002
 016-PJ-C001    IOU CMI 016 Quality Manual,                                          April 14,2000
 017-PJ-C001    IOU CMI 017 Quality Manual,                                           Jan. 1, 1999
 100-PJ-C001    IOU CMI 100 Quality Manual,                                           Nov.5, 2001
 200-PJ-C001    IOU CMI 200 Quality Manual,                                          April 15,2001
 300-PJ-C001    IOU CMI 300 Quality Manual,                                          April 15,2002
 400-PJ-C001    IOU CMI 400 Quality Manual,                                          Jan. 20, 2002
 500-PJ-C001    IOU CMI 500 Quality Manual,                                          June 21,2002
 600-PJ-C001    IOU CMI 600 Quality Manual,                                           Feb. 1, 2002
 700-PJ-C001    IOU CMI 700 Quality Manual,                                          April 15,2002
 800-PJ-C001    IOU CMI 800 Quality Manual,                                          May 2, 2001
 900-PJ-C001    IOU CMI 900 Quality Manual, manufacture of IR RMs                    Nov. 12, 2001
 900-PJ-C002    IOU CMI 900 Quality Manual, fundamental metrology                    May 1, 2002

1.2            Documents of the second level of control – the Directives of CMI General
               Director

 CD number                                    Name                                     Effective
                                                                                         since
011-OG-C001 Rules of Organisation                                                     Feb.1, 2002
011-VR-C001 Internal Rules – Part: Rules of registration and archiving of              April 15,
            documents                                                                    2002
011-VR-C002 Internal Rules - Part: Signature regulation                              April 15,2002
011-PC-C001 Labour Rules                                                             April 15,2002
011-ZS-C001     Principles of issuance, adoption and control of documents              March 1,2002
011-ZS-C002     Principles of the CMI internal auditing system                         July 1, 2002
011-ZS-C003     Principles of regulation of contract relations and review of contracts May 1, 2001
                made between the CMI and legal subjects
011-ZS-C004     Principles to appeal decisions of the CMI, principles of warranty      May 1, 2001
                settlements, principles of settlement of complaints concerning CMI
                activities or its staff behaviour
011-ZS-C005     Principles of professional training and education of the CMI staff     May 1, 2001
011-ZS-C006     Principles of purchase proposals, approval procedures and purchase     May 1, 2001
                of instruments and equipment in the CMI
011-ZS-C007     Principles of confirmation of measuring instruments and principles of May 1, 2001
                handling of customer items submitted for metrological service
011-ZS-C008     Principles of process control of R/D projects in the CMI               May 1, 2002
011-ZS-C009     Principles of activities of EUROMET contact persons and of             May 1, 2002
                technical coordinators of fundamental, industrial and legal metrology
                in the CMI


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011-ZS-C010     void
011-ZS-C011     Principles of approval and commissioning of the national reference     May 1, 2001
                standards within CMI competence
011-ZS-C012     Type approvals of measuring instruments in the CMI                     July 1, 2001
011-ZS-C013     Principles of fire protection in the CMI                               April 15,2002
011-ZS-C014     Principles of occupational health and safety at work in the CMI        April 15,2002
011-ZS-C015     Principles of establishment and operation of the CMI information       May 1, 2002
                system
011-ZS-C016     Principles of delegation of the CMI staff to business trips            May 1, 2001
011-ZS-C017     Principles of administration of nuclear materials in the CMI IIR and   May 1, 2001
                of supervision of their use
011-ZS-C018     Establishment of the CMI Scientific Council                            Feb.15, 2002
011-ZS-C019     Principles to carry out metrological services outside the CMI          May 1, 2001
                permanent laboratories
011-ZS-C020     Principles to perform the state metrological supervision in the CMI    July 1, 2001
011-ZS-C021     Principles of preparation of internal procedures for metrological      Feb.15, 2002
                services
011-ZS-C022     Internal wage regulation                                               May 1, 2002
011-ZS-C023     Validation of SW in the CMI                                            April 15,2002
011-ZS-C024     Principles of procurement, administration and use of SW products in    April 15,2002
                the CMI

1.3            Documents of the third level of control – The Decisions of CMI General Director

CD number                                      Name                                      Effective
                                                                                           since
011-RR-C001     Performance of quality system audits at external bodies by the CMI    May 1, 2001
                staff
011-RR-C002     The CMI Quality Managers                                              May 1, 2001
011-RR-C003     Technical coordinators of fundamental, industrial and legal           May 1, 2002
                metrology
011-RR-C004     Sub-contracting of external metrological services and delivery of     May 1, 2001
                services to clients
011-RR-C005     Documents of the information system on the CMI web-site and their     May 1, 2001
                classification and numbering
011-RR-C006     Business trips abroad                                                 May 1, 2001
011-RR-C007     Documents of public nature issued by the Institute                    April 15,2002
011-RR-C008     Implementation of the internal auditing system in the CMI             July 1, 2002
011-RR-C009     The participation of the Czech Republic in the activities of          April 15,2002
                International Organisation of Legal Metrology (OIML)
011-RR-C010     Delegation of powers to the IOU Heads                                  Jan.1, 2002
011-RR-C011     Inter-laboratory comparison organised by the CMI                      Nov.1, 2001
011-RR-C012     Ensuring protection of confidential data protected by law in the CMI Jan.1, 2002
011-RR-C013     Application of the Petition Act in the CMI                            May 1, 2001
011-RR-C014     Increased responsibilities of and certain limitations placed on civil May 1, 2001
                servants
011-RR-C015     Issuance of certificates of reference material                        May 1, 2001
011-RR-C016     Statute of the Certification Body for Reference Materials – CBRM      May 1, 2001
011-RR-C017     void
011-RR-C018     Establishment of the Damage Committee in the CMI                      March 1,1998
011-RR-C019     Structure and lay-out of R/D project reports                          May 1, 2002
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011-RR-C021     Appointment of the members of CMI Scientific Council                  May 1, 2002
011-RR-C022     Recording of working hours in the CMI in the system of fixed and      May 1, 2001
                flexible working hours
011-RR-C023     System of accounting, archiving of accounting documents               Dec.3, 2001
011-RR-C024     Tangible assets, its appreciation and depreciation plan               May 1, 2001
011-RR-C025     Stock items, their administration and appreciation                    May 1, 2001
011-RR-C026     Principles of accounting of revenues, costs, revenues, accruals,      May 1, 2001
                estimated items, reserves, adjustments, exchange rate differences
011-RR-C027     Valuation of assets and payables                                      May 1, 2001
011-RR-C028     Internal company accountancy                                          May 1, 2001
011-RR-C029     Provision and release of information on the CMI organisation and      May 1, 2001
                activities to applicants
011-RR-C030     Statute of the Committee for Certified Reference Materials - CCRM     May 1, 2001
011-RR-C031     Trnasportation by company vehicles in the CMI                         Jan.1, 2002

1.4            Documents of the third level of control – Decisions of CMI Deputy Directors

CD number                                       Name                                    Effective
                                                                                          since
012-RN-C001     Void
013-RN-C001     Procedure to register legal bodies to perform certain activities in   Sept.1, 2001
                metrology
013-RN-C002     Certificates of metrological control of prepackages                   Nov.15, 2001
013-RN-C003     Performance of tests on measuring instruments under non-standard      Sept.3, 2001
                circumstances
013-RN-C004     Marking of calibrated items                                           Nov.15, 2001
014-RN-C001     Principles to perform metrological services – conditions, documents   Dec.1, 2001
                and outputs

1.5            Documents of the third level of control – Decisions of IOU Heads

CD number                                       Name                                    Effective
                                                                                          since
101-RV-C001     Internal organisational structure of RI Prague                        Sept.1, 2001
501-RV-C001     Appointment of internal auditors at RI Pardubice                      Oct.15, 2001
501-RV-C002     void
501-RV-C003     Laboratory Order (of RI Pardubice)                                    Oct.15, 2001
501-RV-C004     Safety and fire protection instructions                               Oct.15, 2001
501-RV-C005     Housecleaning regulation                                              Oct.15, 2001
501-RV-C006     Development and validation of new methods                             Oct.15, 2001
501-RV-C007     SW and HW equipment at RI Pardubice                                   Oct.15, 2001
801-RV-C001     Laboratory Order (of LPM Prague)                                      April 15,2002
801-RV-C002     Emergency instructions for surveillance staff of the facility         April 15,2002
801-RV-C003     Housecleaning regulation                                              April 15,2002
801-RV-C004     Appointment of the QR of LPM Prague                                   May 2, 2001
801-RV-C005     Protection of electronic data in LPM                                  July 2, 2001




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1.6              Documents of the third level of control – Orders of CMI General Director

CD Number                                       Name                                   Effective
                                                                                         since
011-PR-C001       Transfer of controlled documentation onto electronic media          Sept.1, 2001
011-PR-C002       Distribution of bonuses in 2001                                     Nov.15, 2001
011-PR-C003       Inventory of property, of outstanding payments and of commitments   Sept.1, 2001
                  in 2001
011-PR-C004       Balance of accounts of 2001                                         Dec.10. 2001
011-PR-C005       Classification and numbering of accounting documents in 2002        Jan. 1, 2002

1.7              Documents of the third level of control – Orders of CMI Deputy Directors

CD number                                       Name                                   Effective
                                                                                         since
012-PN-C001       void
013-PN-C001       void
014-PN-C001       void

1.8              Documents of the third level of control – Orders of IOU Heads
xxx-PV-C001       void


2.               List of organisational and management documents adopted by CMI
2.1              Documents of the third level of control – Other CMI documents

CD number                                       Name                                   Effective
                                                                                         since
011-OD-C001       Agreement on co-operation between the CAI and CMI and Annex May 1, 2001
                  No. 1 to this agreement
011-OD-C002       Document by means of which the Measure No. 23/96 of the Minister May 1, 2001
                  of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic is adopted into the CD
                  CMI
011-OD-C003       Internal Memo of the COSMT No. 4/2000 on national standards        May 1, 2001

3.               Metrological and related legislation
3.1              Documents of the third level of control - Laws

      Law no.                                    Name                                  Effective
                                                                                         since
505/1990 Coll.     on metrology, as amended (+119/2000 Coll. and 137/2002 Coll.)      Feb.1, 1991
102/2001 Coll.     on general safety of products, as amended                          July 1, 2001
634/1992 Coll.     on consumer protection, as amended                                 Jan.1, 1993


 22/1997 Coll.     on technical requirements for products, as amended                 July 1, 1997
 59/1998 Coll.     on liability for damage caused by products, as amended             June 1, 1998


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3.2               Documents of the third level of control - Government Orders

Gov. Order no.                                    Name                                    Effective
                                                                                            since
293/2000 Coll. setting down technical requirements for NAWI                              Nov.1, 2000
Protocol PECA Protocol to the European Conformity Assessment Agreement                   July 1, 2001
               between the CR and the European Communities


3.3               Documents of the third level of control - MIT (Ministry of Industry and Trade)
                  Decrees

     Decree no.                                   Name                                    Effective
                                                                                            since
262/2000 Coll.      to ensure uniformity and correctness of measuring instruments and    July 14, 2000
 (as amended)       measurements
263/2000 Coll.      to set down measuring instruments subject to legal control           July 14, 2000
264/2000 Coll.      on basic units of measurement and on other units and their names     July 14, 2000
                    and abbreviations

3.4               Documents of the third level of control - Selected (paper) standards (norms)
 Standard no.
                                                  Name                                    Effective
                                                                                            since
 CSN 01 0115        International vocabulary of basic and general terms in metrology     Oct.1, 1996
 CSN EN ISO         General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration   Feb.1, 2001
   17025            laboratories
 CSN EN ISO         Quality Management Systems – Fundamentals and vocabulary             Aug.1, 2001
    9000
 CSN EN ISO         Quality Management Systems – Requirements                            Aug.1, 2001
    9001
 CSN EN ISO         Quality Management Systems – Guidelines for performance              Aug.1, 2001
    9004            improvements
CSN ISO 10006       Quality Management Systems – Guidelines for quality                  April 1,1999
                    management in projects


3.5               Documents of the third level of control - Metrological procedures
Controlled documents falling under this heading relevant to the CIPM MRA CMCs submitted so far
by CMI are specified in Annex 4, including procedures of the associated laboratory Institute of
Radiotechnology and Electronics (URE) of the Academy of Sciences maintaining the Czech national
standard of frequency and time.

4.                Additional unclassified documents
4.1               Documents of fourth level of control – Reports

Document no.                                      Name                                    Effective
                                                                                            since
 011-ZV-C001        CMI Annual Report 2001                                                     -


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4.2            Documents of fourth level of control – Lists

Document no.                                   Name                                Effective
                                                                                     since
 011-SZ-C001     List of CMI controlled documents                                 May 15, 2002
 011-SZ-C002     List of MIT Decrees                                              March 1,2002
 011-SZ-C003     List of documents of the type MP, MPM, TPM, PNU, I, B being in   March 1,2002
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Annex 4
TYPE OF THE                                                                                                                                  SUBJECT
                  CONTENT                                        USED VALIDATION METHOD
PROCEDURE                                                                                                                                     FIELD
                  Verification and calibration of Sound Level
801-MP-C202       Meters                                         According to IEC 60651:1979 and IEC 60804:1985                               AUV
                  Calibration of pistonphones and sound
801-MP-C206       calibrators                                    Interlaboratory comparisons                                                  AUV
                  Calibration of microphones type LS1P and
801-MP-C205       LS2P                                           Interlaboratory comparisons and according to standard IEC 1094-2             AUV
                  Primary calibration of vibration transducers
801-MP-C204       by laser interferometry                        According to ISO 16063-11:1999 and interlaboratory comparison                AUV
601-MP-C030       Capacitance and Capacitors                     Interlaboratory comparisons                                                  EM
601-MP-C031       DC Voltage Reference Sources                   Calibration using reference standards, interlaboratory comparisons           EM
601-MP-C032       AC/DC Transfer Voltage                         Calibration using reference standards, uncertainty analysis                  EM
601-MP-C042       Standard Low frequency Energy Meters           Interlaboratory comparisons                                                  EM
601-MP-C097       Multifunction Calibrators                      Calibration using reference standards                                        EM
601-MP-C098       Multimeters                                    Calibration using reference standards, interlaboratory comparisons           EM
601-MP-C099       Inductance                                     Calibration using reference standards                                        EM
601-MP-C124       Reference Dividers                             Scientific uncertainty analysis                                              EM
                  The calibration of DC electric resistance in
111-MP-C001       range 0,000 1W - 1 MW                          Interlaboratory comparisons                                                   EM
                  The calibration of DC electric resistance in
111-MP-C002       range 10 MW - 100 TW                           Interlaboratory comparisons                                                   EM
801-MP-A601       Calibration of Standards of Magnetic Flux      Interlaboratory comparison                                                    EM
                  Calibration of Standards of Magnetic Flux
801-MP-A602       Density                                        Interlaboratory comparison                                                    EM
                  Calibration of Standards of AC Magnetic
801-MP-A603       Flux Density                                   Interlaboratory comparison                                                    EM
113-MP-0010       RF Power Standard (Calibration factor)         Interlaboratory comparisons, systematic assessment of influencing factors     EM
                  Reflection and Transmision Coefficient         Interlaboratory comparisons, comparison of results achieved with other
113-MP-0009       Standard                                       methods                                                                       EM
                                                                 Interlaboratory comparisons, comparison of results achieved with other
113-MP-0006       Field Strength Standard                        methods                                                                       EM


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TYPE OF THE                                                                                                                               SUBJECT
                  CONTENT                                       USED VALIDATION METHOD
PROCEDURE                                                                                                                                  FIELD
113-MP-0013       Antenna Factor Calibration Equipment          Comparison of results achieved with other methods                           EM
113-MP-0010       HF attenuation and gain (to 30 dB)            Interlaboratory comparisons, systematic assessment of influencing factors   EM
113-MP-0012       HF attenuation and gain (to 110 dB)           Interlaboratory comparisons, systematic assessment of influencing factors   EM
                  HF voltage and current: RF meters, RF
113-MP-0011       source                                        Interlaboratory comparisons, systematic assessment of influencing factors   EM
                  Calibration of Gas Meters on the National
501-MP-C101       Standard Based on Static Weighing             Interlaboratory comparisons                                                 F
                  Calibration of Gas Meters on the National
501-MP-C102       Standard – Bell Prover                        Interlaboratory comparisons                                                 F
601-MP-C086       Water flow measuring in closed pipes          Assessment of the uncertainty of results based on scientific analyse        F
601-MP-C070       Verification of LPG flowmeters                Assessment of the uncertainty of results based on scientific analyse        F
                  Calibration and verification procedures for
601-MP-C035       liquid flow meters with a Compact prover      Assessment of the uncertainty of results based on scientific analyse        F
                  Calibration and verification procedures for
601-MP-C035       liquid flow meters with a Compact prover      Assessment of the uncertainty of results based on scientific analyse        F
501-MP-C301       Calibration of glass volumetric vessels       Assessment of the uncertainty of results based on scientific analyse        F
501-MP-C302       Calibration of metal volumetric vessels       Assessment of the uncertainty of results based on scientific analyse        F
401-PP-D001       Calibration of End Gauges to 100mm and to     Interlaboratory Comparisons                                                 L
                  1000mm by Mechanical Comparison
401-PP-D002       Calibration of Contact Instruments for        Interlaboratory Comparisons                                                 L
                  Calibration of End Gauges to 100mm
401-PP-U001-1     Calibration of Levels                         Systematic Assessment of Influencing Factors                                L
401-PP-U001-2     Calibration of                                Comparison of Results Achieved with Other Methods & Interlaboratory         L
                  AutocolomatorsAutocollimators                 Comparisons & Systematic Assessment of Influencing Factors
401-PP-U002       Calibration of Angle Gauges                   Interlaboratory Comparisons & Systematic Assessment of Influencing          L
                                                                Factors
401-PP-U003-1     Calibration of Dividing Heads and Tables      Interlaboratory Comparisons & Systematic Assessment of Influencing          L
                                                                Factors




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TYPE OF THE                                                                                                                      SUBJECT
                  CONTENT                                   USED VALIDATION METHOD
PROCEDURE                                                                                                                         FIELD
401-PP-U003-2     Calibration of Goniometers                Interlaboratory Comparisons & Systematic Assessment of Influencing      L
                                                            Factors
401-PP-U003-3     Calibration of Instruments for Testing of Interlaboratory Comparisons & Systematic Assessment of Influencing      L
                  Angle Divisions                           Factors
401-PP-U003-4     Calibration of Angle Transducers          Interlaboratory Comparisons & Systematic Assessment of Influencing      L
                                                            Factors
401-PP-U003-5     Calibration of Polygons                   Interlaboratory Comparisons & Systematic Assessment of Influencing      L
                                                            Factors
401-PP-U004       Calibration of clinometers                Interlaboratory Comparisons & Systematic Assessment of Influencing      L
                                                            Factors
401-MP-C001       Calibratiopn of end gauges to 300 mm by   Interlaboratory Comparisons & Systematic Assessment of Influencing      L
                  interferometry                            Factors
601-MP-003        Calibration of End Gauges to 100mm        Interlaboratory Comparisons & Systematic Assessment of Influencing      L
                                                            Factors
601-MP-C004       Calibration of End Gauges 125mm to        Interlaboratory Comparisons & Systematic Assessment of Influencing      L
                  1000mm (by mechanical comparison)         Factors
601-MP-C005       Calibration of Contact Instruments for    Interlaboratory Comparisons & Systematic Assessment of Influencing      L
                  Calibration of End Gauges to 100mm        Factors
601-MP-C006       Calibration of Length Measuring           Interlaboratory Comparisons & Systematic Assessment of Influencing      L
                  Instruments by Laserinterferometers       Factors
601-MP-C029       Calibrations by Length Measuring Machine Comparison of results achieved with other methods  Interlaboratory      L
                  SIP 1002M                                 Comparisons & Systematic Assessment of Influencing Factors
801-MP-C306       Calibration of Surface Texture Standards  Interlaboratory Comparisons & Systematic Assessment of Influencing      L
                                                            Factors
801-MP-C402       Methods for Comparison and Calibration at Interlaboratory Comparisons & Systematic Assessment of Influencing      L
                  the Level of National Standard of         Factors
                  Wavelength 633nm
801-MP-C404       Methods for Comparison and Calibration at Interlaboratory Comparisons & Systematic Assessment of Influencing      L
                  the Level of Primary Standard of          Factors
                  Wavelength 543nm




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TYPE OF THE                                                                                                                          SUBJECT
                  CONTENT                                    USED VALIDATION METHOD
PROCEDURE                                                                                                                             FIELD
801-MP-C501       Calibration of Coordinate Measuring          Comparison of results achieved with other methods  Interlaboratory      L
                  Machines by Ball Plate                       Comparisons & Systematic Assessment of Influencing Factors
801-MP-C503       Calibrations Performed by Coordinate         Comparison of results achieved with other methods  Interlaboratory      L
                  Measuring Machine SIP CMM5                   Comparisons & Systematic Assessment of Influencing Factors
801-MP-C504       Calibration of Linescales                    Interlaboratory Comparisons & Systematic Assessment of Influencing       L
                                                               Factors
801-MP-C507       Calibrations of Ball- or Hole-plates by      Interlaboratory Comparisons & Systematic Assessment of Influencing       L
                  Coordinate Measuring Machine SIP CMM5 Factors
801-MP-C801       Methods of Measurement by                    Interlaboratory Comparisons & Systematic Assessment of Influencing       L
                  Interferometrical Comparator IK-1            Factors
                  Calibration of reference stainless steel
601-MP-C107       standards                                    Calibration using reference standard                                    M
                  Calibration of mass standards range 1mg to
601-MP-C108       100g                                         Calibration using reference standard                                    M
                  Calibration of mass standards range 100g to
601-MP-C109       1kg                                          Calibration using reference standard                                    M
                  Calibration of mass standards range 1kg to
601-MP-C110       10kg                                         Calibration using reference standard                                    M
                  Calibration of mass standards range 10kg to
601-MP-C111       50kg                                         Calibration using reference standard                                    M
                  Calibration of mass standards range 100kg
601-MP-C112       to 500kg                                     Calibration using reference standard                                    M
                  Calibration of mass standards range 500kg
601-MP-C113       to 1000kg                                    Calibration using reference standard                                    M
                  Calibration of Rockwell hardness blocks -
801-MP-C301       scales A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, K, N, T       Interlaboratory comparison, internacional standard EN ISO 6508          M
801-MP-C302       Calibration of Brinell hardness blocks       Interlaboratory comparison, internacional standard EN ISO 6507          M
801-MP-C303       Calibration of Vickers hardness blocks       Interlaboratory comparison, internacional standard EN ISO 6506          M
                  Calibration of 20 l hectolitre mass standard
501-MP-C013       against 20 l hectolitre mass standard        Calibration using ref. standards                                        M




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TYPE OF THE                                                                                                                               SUBJECT
                  CONTENT                                     USED VALIDATION METHOD
PROCEDURE                                                                                                                                  FIELD
801-MP-C105       Force Standard Machine ESZ 3 kN              Interlaboratory comparisons                                                   M
801-MP-C106       Force Standard Machine ESZ 10 kN             Interlaboratory comparisons                                                   M
801-MP-C108       Force Standard Machine ESZ 150 kN            Interlaboratory comparisons                                                   M
801-MP-C109       Force Standard Machine ESZ 1 MN              Interlaboratory comparisons                                                   M
801-MP-C110       Torque Standard Machine EZMS 1 kN.m          Interlaboratory comparisons                                                   M
                  Calibration of Force Measuring Devices
801-MP-C101       According to EN 10002-3.                     According to EN 10002-3                                                      M
                  Calibration of Devices for Measuring of
801-MP-C102       Torque.                                      According to EN 10/14                                                        M
                  Calibration of vacuum meters using spinning
601-MP-502
                  rotor gauge                                  Calibration using reference standards or materials                           M
                  Calibration of vacuum meters using static
601-MP-501
                  expansion system                             Interlaboratory comparisons systematic assessment of influencing factors     M
                  Calibration of low negative gauge pressure
601-MP-486
                  to 3,2 kPa                                   Interlaboratory comparisons systematic assessment of influencing factors     M
                  Calibration of piston manometers in gas to
601-MP-483
                  0,1 MPa, negative gauge                      Comparison of results achieved with other methods                            M
601-MP-485        Calibration of low gauge pressure to 3,2 kPa Interlaboratory comparisons systematic assessment of influencing factors     M
                  Calibration of piston manometers in gas to
601-MP-481
                  10 MPa, gauge                                Interlaboratory comparisons systematic assessment of influencing factors     M
                  Calibration of piston manometers in gas to
601-MP-482
                  10 MPa, absolute                             Interlaboratory comparisons systematic assessment of influencing factors     M
                  Calibration of piston manometers in oil to
601-MP-484
                  500 MPa, gauge                               Interlaboratory comparisons systematic assessment of influencing factors     M
                  Calibration of piston manometers in oil to
601-MP-487
                  1000 MPa, gauge                              Comparison of results achieved with other methods                            M
                  Calibration of pressure difference
601-MP-488
                  transducers at high-line pressures           Comparison of results achieved with other methods                            M
                  Calibration of Spectral Responsivity of
801-MP-C809       Detectors in Spectral Range 360 nm to 1000 Interlaboratory comparisons, calibration using reference standards,
                  nm                                           uncertainty analysis                                                         PR


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TYPE OF THE                                                                                                                                SUBJECT
                  CONTENT                                     USED VALIDATION METHOD
PROCEDURE                                                                                                                                   FIELD
                  Calibration of Spectral Responsivity of
801-MP-C806       Detectors in Spectral Range 200 nm to 400
                  nm                                          Calibration using reference standards, uncertainty analysis                    PR
                  Calibration of Spectral Responsivity of
801-MP-A811       Detectors in Spectral Range 1000 nm to
                  2500 nm                                     Calibration using reference standards, uncertainty analysis                    PR
                  Calibration of Regular Transmittance of
801-MP-C810       Spectrally Neutral Filters                   Interlaboratory comparisons, systematic assessment of influencing factors     PR
801-MP-C808       Calibration of Specular Gloss Standards      Systematic assessment of influencing factors                                  PR
                                                               Calibration using reference standards, systematic assessment of
801-MP-C804       Calibration of Luminous Intensity Standards influencing factors                                                            PR
                                                               Calibration using reference standards, systematic assessment of
801-MP-C807       Calibration of Luminous Flux Standards       influencing factors                                                           PR
601-MP-C114       Measurement of primary pH RM                 Interlaboratory comparison                                                    MC
601-MP-C115       Measurement of secondary pH RM               Interlaboratory comparison                                                    MC
601-MP-C121       Measurement of electrol.conductivity RM Interlaboratory comparison                                                         MC
                  VSCHT-KM-10, Metals assignment by ID Interlaboratory comparison and calibration using CRM - certified
017-MP-C100       ICP MS for Cd , Cu, Ni, Pb, Pt, Tl, Zn       reference material                                                            MC
                  CHMI-IP-001, Calibration of Sulphur
017-MP-C200       dioxide imissions                            Calibration using CRM - certified reference material                          MC
                  CHMI-IP-002, Calibration of Nitrogen
017-MP-C200       oxides imissions                             Calibration using CRM - certified reference material                          MC
                  CHMI-IP-003, Calibration of Carbon
017-MP-C200       monooxide imissions                          Calibration using CRM - certified reference material                          MC
                  CHMI-IP-004, Calibration of ambient
017-MP-C200       Ozone imissions                              Interlaboratory comparison                                                    MC
                  CHMI-IP-005, Calibration of Benzene-
017-MP-C200       toluene-xylene imissions                     Calibration using CRM - certified reference material                          MC
017-MP-C300       Measurement of natural gas                   Calibration using CRM - certified reference material                          MC
                  Determination of moisture content of cereals
501-MP-C007       - basic reference method                     Comparison of results achieved with other methods                             MC


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TYPE OF THE                                                                                                         SUBJECT
                       CONTENT                                       USED VALIDATION METHOD
PROCEDURE                                                                                                            FIELD
                       Calibration of the emission of radionuclide
911-MP 0001            neutron sources                               Comparison of results                            IR
                       calibration of neutron ambient dose
911-MP 0002            equivalent rate meters                        Comparison of results                            IR
911-MP 0003            calibration of ER2 solutions                  Comparison of results                            IR
                       Techniques for Aproximation of the
112-MP-C001            International Temperature Scale of 1990       Interlaboratory Comparisons                       T
                       Supplementary Information for the
112-MP-C002            International Temperature Scale of 1990       Interlaboratory Comparisons                      T
VZ URE Z-2048/A - M1   Approximation of the SI second                Interlaboratory comparisons                      TF
VZ URE Z-2048/A - M2   Synchronization to UTC                        Interlaboratory comparisons                      TF
                       Phase time comparisons via time interval
VZ URE Z-2048/A - M3   counter                                       Systematic assessment of influencing factors     TF
                       Phase time comparisons via time interval
VZ URE Z-2048/A - M4   counter with resolution enhancement           Systematic assessment of influencing factors     TF
                       Frequency measurements via time interval
VZ URE Z-2048/A - M5   counter with resolution enhancement           Systematic assessment of influencing factors     TF
                       Comparisons against UTC(TP) via GPS
VZ URE Z-2048/A - M6   common view time transfer                     Systematic assessment of influencing factors     TF




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Annex 5
Example of the CMC-STD database entry (simplified records)


CMC record:


                                                     Measurand Level or
        Calibration or Measurement Service                                    Expanded Uncertainty
                                                          Range

                  Instrument or      Instrument   Min. Max.                                     Coverage
   Class                                                      Unit             Value     Unit
               Artifact, Measurand Type or Method Value Value                                    Factor

           Stabilized laser of
Laser                            Optical beat
           the mise en pratique:                     633      633    nm     0.04         fm     2
radiations                       frequency
           vacuum wavelength

Corresponding standard:

Code              ECM 110-1-00-005
Title             Standard of Wavelength 633 nm
                  632.991 398 220 nm
Value             473 612 214 705 000 Hz
                  component a13 (i)
Uncertainty       UC 5E-11, relative, k= 2
Traceability
                  repeated comparison with BIPM
arrangement
                  Group of helium-neon lasers 633nm (red), internal iodine cell, stabilized to hyperfine
Principle
                  components of iodine molecule according to the CCL recommendation

Corresponding procedure:

  Procedure                     Subject                                Validation method
            Methods for comparison and                   Interlaboratory Comparisons & Systematic
801-MP-C402 calibration at the level of National         Assessment of Influencing Factors
            Standard of Wavelength 633nm

Corresponding comparisons:

        Code                  Title               Year      Type of comparison            Document
 BIPM L-K10 Comparison of Iodine       1997               CC BIPM key comparison Metrologia, 2000,
            stabilized HeNe lasers 633                                           37(6), pp. 701-707
            nm, fifth harmonic
 DUNAMET 633 nm comparison of Iodine 1997                 Supplementary             Metrologia, 1999,
 D3         stabilized lasers                             comparison                36, 433-437
 BIPM L-K10 Comparison of Iodine         1999             CC BIPM key comparison to be published
            stabilized HeNe lasers 633nm




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