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team. It is important to note that the applicant is responsible
regardless of their source. The applicant or designated
representative should review all records and data supplied from
industrial or support activities prior to the survey. Those that
are incomplete or in error will be rejected and returned for
correction. All documentation should be presented in an
organized and audit ready form. The SCA should be able to
quickly and easily trace the documentation to the hardware and
Survey Guidelines. As in all safety related inspection
programs, the intentional concealment of known deficiencies by
either action or inaction is deliberate malpractice and could
result in death or serious injury. Deficiencies that are known
to the applicant and inadvertently overlooked by the survey team
should be brought to the attention of the SCA and discussed.
Certification survey cards should not be viewed as representative
of either command or personal failure. Rather, cards should be
viewed as the subjective findings of personnel, who are
conscientious and responsible for ensuring the safety of the
operators and the protection of property.
System Certification Survey Cards. Deficiencies noted
during the survey and recommended corrective action will be
documented in the form of System Certification Survey Cards
(SCSCs). Survey cards are classified by the SCA as follows:
a) Category 1A. Corrective action must be
accomplished prior to use of the system. For an unmanned
pressure test facility that has already been certified, the
issuance of a Category 1A SCSC should result in either the
termination or suspension of the existing certification. Prior
to further use of the system, full re-certification or removal of
the suspension by the SCA is required.
b) Category 1B. Corrective action must be
accomplished prior to system certification. The issuance of a
Category 1B SCSC should permit use of the system for the purpose
of operational demonstration pursuant to certification only.
c) Category 1C. Corrective action must be
accomplished prior to the date or event specified on the card to
sustain certification. Certification, sustaining certification
or continuation of certification may be granted in the interim.
deficiency and notify the SCA officially in writing by the
specified date or event should cause termination or suspension of
d) Category 1D. Corrective action must be
accomplished on specified component and SCSC cleared prior to its
use, while the over all system retains it's certification.