Using the phrase "herein referred to"

MissTSmith

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Hi,

I'm updating an SOP on Preventive Maintenance and Calibration.

We are discussing removing "All inspection, measuring and test equipment" and similar in our doc and just using "equipment".

So is it okay to use "herein referred to as equipment" after saying this at the start of the doc or will an auditor raise an issue with this phrasing?

This procedure applies to monitoring devices, fixtures, tooling, and equipment (herein referred to as equipment).

Thanks....
 
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So is it okay to use "herein referred to as equipment" after saying this at the start of the doc or will an auditor raise an issue with this phrasing?

This procedure applies to monitoring devices, fixtures, tooling, and equipment (herein referred to as equipment).
It is definitely acceptable, but why use legalese? Say the same thing in plain English. For example, "The term equipment used in this procedure will apply to all monitoring devices, fixtures, tooling, and equipment".
 
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