immediately start the paperwork? No! You must be sure
When you have identified a departure, what do you
the departure is identified during fabrication, during
do with it? First, be sure the form in figure 8-1 is filled
testing, or during inspection of the completed work.
out and forwarded via the chain of command to the
Make every effort to correct each deficiency before you
initiate the departure request. Do not continue work until
The originator also must retain a copy of the
you correct the deficiency or get approval for the
prepared departure request until he or she receives the
returned copy from the QAO showing that all actions
Figure 8-1.QA Form 12, Departure from Specification Request.