|Quality Assurance and Control|
Within mine action, the quality of the process and the end product is assured by a two-stage approach. Stage 1 (quality assurance, or QA) involves the accreditation and monitoring of the demining organization before and during the clearance process. To achieve this, demining organizations need to establish an effective management organization, develop and maintain procedures, and apply these procedures in a safe, effective and efficient manner. Stage 2 (quality control, or QC) involves the process of an inspection of cleared land before it is formally released to the beneficiaries for use.
This combined application of quality assurance (before and during the clearance process) with post-clearance quality control contributes to achieving an acceptable level of confidence that the land is safe for its intended use. The quality of clearance must be acceptable to both the national