if it had been corrected prior to the survey. Appendix E, Do and
a n d Recompression
Don't Summary of Common
Discrepancies, and Appendix G, Hyperbaric Facility Inspection and
Audit Guide, are provided to assist commands in conducting in-house
The sponsor contacts the SCA and
requests scheduling of an on-site survey. The SCA sets a date and
then the SCA, or an authorized representative, visit the sponsor's
system. The certification files and supporting recordable evidence
are reviewed and the system is inspected to ensure that the
hardware complies with the documentation. During the course of the
survey, discrepancy cards are prepared for items found to be less
than satisfactory. The discrepancy may be classified as category
All IA discrepancies
IA, IB, IC, or II, depending on severity.
must be corrected before manned use of the system, and all IB
discrepancies must be corrected before the system is certified.
All IC discrepancies (normally applicable to documentation and
drawings) will be assigned a deadline date to be corrected by. IC
However, the assigned deadline
automatically classified IB.
date(s) can be modified by the SCA, upon request and proper
prior to expiration of the deadline date.
Discrepancies that are classed category II (desirable) may be
corrected at the sponsor's option and do not delay his pursuit of
certification or recertification.
When the IA and IB
discrepancies have been corrected, the SCA may request an
operational demonstration of the system. This exercise takes the
system to its operational limits to the satisfaction of the SCA.
After a successful demonstration of the facility the sponsor is
System certification is
Tenure of Certification.
not granted for the entire design life of the equipment. In
general, the time period for which system certification will
initially be granted (tenure of system certification) is based on
the operating and test histories of related systems.
of certification may be negotiated to coincide with planned events
The granting of system
such as overhaul or refurbishment.
certification by the System Certification Authority (SCA) does not
automatically ensure that system certification will remain
effective for the full stated period. System certification shall
be terminated as a result of the following per SS521-AA-MAN-010:
Expiration of tenure of certification.
Broaching of the scope of system certification.
Recognition of the existence of an unsafe condition.
Expiration of a lease contract.