EASA Part 21 Overview and Responsibilities for Part M CAMO

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SofemaOnline.com (SOL) offers EASA compliant online regulatory training including Part 21 for CAMO

So what are the challenges to delivering an effective Compliance System within our Part M CAMO? Financial/Organizational/Manpower/Commercial/Contracted & Sub Contracted Service Providers?

Consider the relationship with Part 21 Subpart G & J organizations - The relationship is fundamentally Contract - means that in each case the organization is responsible to self-manage. Our role is to ensure oversight and diligent behavior.

To start by considering a major difference between a Quality Assurance System that is fully compliant with EASA requirements and one which is for example compliant with ISO 9000 2008 or ISO 9000 2015. That difference is simply that the EASA compliant system focuses on Compliance and not performance.

This is one of the reasons that the title of the Quality Manager has been changed. (In the case of “OPS” other business areas to follow!)

In the EASA system the quality manager is referred to as the Compliance Manager (CM) (His or her essential function within the EASA approved organization.)

The Compliance which the CM seeks to validate is in respect of 2 specific areas.

The first being that the organization must be able to show full compliance with EASA and other relevant requirements together with all external regulatory obligations which are placed on the organization.

The second being that the Organization must be able to demonstrate compliance with its own internal procedures and processes moreover these should all demonstrate full compliance with the regulations and be documented in a clear and unambiguous way.

So now we know that the scope and focus of our audit is compliance, we can start to consider what type of compliance audits we may perform.

Audit Type 1 - Demonstration that all regulatory requirements may be found to be correctly documented within the organizational system.
This type of audit can be done from your desk for an internal audit and may be the appropriate level of audit for an oversight of a Part 21 Organization. To validate and to perform a gap analysis against the specific regulation and what is transcribed within the relevant procedure.

Audit Type 2 - Demonstration that all organizational procedures are being followed in the correct way.
This type of audit can be performed in a variety of ways.
a) By looking at the entire system for a given business objective - This is known as a System Audit and will typically appear horizontally across the business flow.
b) By looking at a particular segment or process for a given element or aspect within the System this is known as a Process Audit - This audit tends to be deeper and more narrow in its scope and may appear more as a vertical audit.

SofemaOnline EASA Part 21 Review for CAMO Staff training is available here for 117.50 USD per delegate. You can also benefit from our discounts for multiple enrollments.

About this course
Course type: Presentation without voice over
Approximate duration: up to 14 hours training
Category: Part 21, Part M
Price: 117.50 USD

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