PEAR Forms Explained
What is PEAR?
A PEAR is a document that states results and provides evidence of determination on the effectiveness of a process.
PEAR was originally created to allow an auditor to methodically evaluate the effectiveness of a process based on the organization’s method for monitoring and measuring their processes. Evaluating “effectiveness” means the auditor assesses if the planned activities are carried out and achieved. Effectiveness specifically evaluates:
- Meeting customers’ needs/requirements
- Delivering Quality Products
- Improving Continually
- Meeting goals and objectives
- At a minimum, the results of each audited product realization process must be recorded on a PEAR.
- Each process must be recorded on a separate PEAR.
- There is no present minimal number of PEAR’s required from an audit.
When does a PEAR need to be done?
- You should reference the quality manual and any other QMS documentation for a description and sequence of interaction of processes.
- At minimum, the results of each audited product process (determined by the organization- reference clauses 4.1 and 7.1) must be recorded on a PEAR.
- There is a new focus on audit planning in AS9101F.
- The AS9101F now requires intensive review of information/data in preparing for audits.
- Included in the AS9101F data is the identification or processes including their interactions and sequencing.
- After identifying these processes, you will then be able to prepare the audit plan/agenda and identify the PEAR processes.