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MIR QC Policy











Abstract

This policy paper summaries the objective and goals of Mine & UXO Impact Relief (MIR) organization to contribute to the quality management in mine action projects performed under the jurisdiction of the Iraqi Kurdistan Mine Action Authority (IKMAA) in Kurdistan Regional Government area.

Introduction

               Mines & UXO Impact Relief (MIR) is a non-governmental, non-political, not-for-profit, independent, non-religious organization providing humanitarian and development assistance to those people, communities and institutions of Iraq made vulnerable by the legacy of armed conflict, especially landmines and other explosive remnants of war. 

MIR intends to effectively further contribute and support mine action activities. MIR has started to gradually move toward new form of mine action activity in parallel to its traditional services. MIR is going to participate in quality management of mine clearance projects, QC in particular, under the permeation of IKMAA.

MIR is sufficiently staffed, equipped and developed required system and SOP for undertaking QC.

QC in Mine Action

Mine action activities have sensitive nature with high liability. The local mine action authority emphasizes high quality products. Technically this is applied through high quality management system including comprehensive accreditation procedures, QA and QC process.

QC is a part of management system complying with IMAS 09.20 that based on ISO 2859.

MIR shall undertake QC under the IKMAA monitoring and instructions and according to the approved SOP (Appendix 1). The QC SOP is complying with MIR SOP for manual and mechanical clearance. The QC process conducted by MIR shall give objective confidence and MIR avoids any subjective manner that may influence the outcome.

 MIR shall abide by the contract signed with the implementing agency under the jurisdiction of IKMAA.

QC Options

MIR shall make improvements/amendments to the approved QA SOP as operations in progress. MIR shall officially inform the related unit within IKMAA and receive formal approval prior to the implementation. 

Conclusion and Recommendations

QC is the final activity of clearance project and considered as clearance inspections. It is expected to give the accepted confidence to the mine action authority prior to handing over the land to the users. QC is also inspects accuracy of marking and surveys conducted as included in the completion report.

It is therefore QC requires proper preparations and planning in order to grantee high quality product. MIR needs to receive all relevant documents including maps from the clearance agency or IKMAA even before issuing the task order.

Appendix 1

 

MIR QC SOP - 2014

 

 

Sherko H.Rashid

Manager MIR

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