This covers all activities from design to documentation. It also includes the regulation of quality of raw materials, assemblies, products and components, services related to production, and management and inspection processes.
Key Factors of a Quality Assurance System
Organization of the workforce
Control of design
Control of production systems
Manufacture to specification
Jim Kelly ‘Intermediate GNVQ Manufacturing’ (1996) Thomson Learning Page 167
Testing of any product, raw materials and accessories is a necessary requirement in providing quality assurance to clients and ensuring the safety of end users. Testing can be performed on a wide range of materials, the product, product lines, prototype creations and services.
It is possible to collect quantitative data, but the test may be time-consuming and costly
It can be used where a user trial is not feasible, for example, crash-testing cars