CSACAN3-Z299 is a series of quality assurance standards developed by the Canadian Standards Association in the 1970s. It is an alternative to the ISO 9000 series of standards.The stated objectives of the Z299 series of standards are:<br /><br />(a) “To provide customers with assurance that products or services of the required quality will be supplied;<br />(b) For suppliers to assume responsibility for achieving the required quality and then demonstrating that it has been provided.”CAN3-Z299.0-86: Guide for Selecting and Implementing the CAN3-Z299-85 Quality Assurance Program Standards, p. 13
CSA CAN3-Z299 Series
CAN3-Z299 includes the following standards. Z299.4, .3, .2, .1 apply increasingly rigorous quality assurance activities. They were most recently reaffirmed in 2006.
CAN3-Z299.0-86: Guide for Selecting and Implementing the CAN3-Z299-85 Quality Assurance Program Standards
The Guide provides the intent of the standards, compares the four quality assurance standards available in the series, and provides guidance on selecting the appropriate standard for the product or service.
CAN3-Z299.4-85: Quality Assurance Program – Category 4
Z299.4 is appropriate for mass produced products designed to ordinary technical standards, or high volume services. It includes requirements to: