ISO 17025

Training:ISO 17025:2005

ISO/IEC 17025:2005 'General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories' is the internationally recognized standard for the independent accreditation of laboratories. It specifies criteria for the development and assessment of management systems and laboratory technical controls that provide confidence in the results obtained. The standard can be applied to a wide range of laboratory activities including analytical, clinical, forensic, destructive/non-destructive testing and instrument/equipment calibration.

The course will acquaint participant with the requirements of ISO 17025, providing participant with a thorough knowledge understanding of the laboratory accreditation process and implementation strategy.

Desired outcomes

On successful completion of the training, individuals will possess the requisite knowledge and skills to;

•    Interpret the basic requirements of ISO /IEC 17025 quality management systems standards.
•    Structure the quality system documentation accordingly.
•    Initiate the process of implementing the requirement with a view to pursuing laboratory implementation

Who should attend?
•    Laboratory quality /Technical managers
•    Laboratory Technical supervisors
•    Assessors of laboratory management systems
•    Personnel responsible for the procurement and evaluation of laboratory services.
•    Users of calibration services

Course Outline
•    Introduction and history of ISO/IEC 17025
•    The requirement of ISO/IEC 17025
•    Structure of quality systems documents
•    ISO/IEC 17025 implementation steps
•    Accreditation body requirements
•    Uncertainty of measurement
•    proficiency testing

Course presentation and assessment

•    Power point presentations and handouts

•    Practical group exercises and discussions

•    Daily tests / reviews and feedback

•    Using a combination of tutorials, interactive workshops and case studies you will gain a thorough understanding of ISO/IEC 17025 and an implementation strategy. Reference information is available to keep.


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