Laboratory Quality Management System ISO 17025:2017 Course

Training Program – Intertek Academy

The basic requirements for a management system for testing and calibration laboratories are based on the international standard ISO/IEC 17025. These are used for the assessment and accreditation of laboratories worldwide by Accreditation Bodies in order to enhance the confidence of the market for the testing and calibration results these laboratories issue.

The ISO/IEC 17025 was revised in 2017 in order to reflect the latest changes in market conditions and technology as well as encompass the activities and new ways of working of laboratories today. It covers technical changes, vocabulary and developments in IT techniques and takes into consideration the latest version of ISO 9001 on quality management.

The International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) has decided there will be a transition period of 3 years for the transition from the 2005 version to the 2017 version, in other words until 30 November 2020. And accreditation applications against ISO 17025:2005 will not be accepted from 30 November 2019 onwards.

Benefits of the Training:

The two days transition training course will serve you knowledge on overview and upgrade in the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 requirements, on auditing and assessment techniques, on the new concept of risk management, on the good laboratory practices and on validation/ measurement of uncertainty.

Course Objectives:

  • Basic Concept of Quality
  • National / International relevance of Accreditation
  • History and Evolution of ISO/IEC 17025:2017
  • What’s changed and improved
  • Overview of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 requirements
    • Scope
    • Normative references
    • Terms and definitions
    • General requirements
  • Risk management methods and techniques
  • Documentation – Structuring and Developing Quality Manual procedure
  • Internal Audit – Understanding types, stages, phases and conducting audit
  • Accreditation Process details
  • Overview of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 requirements (cont’d)
    • Structural requirements
    • Resource requirements
    • Process requirements
    • Management system requirements

Who Can Join?

  • Relevant personnel in the laboratory who are practicing ISO/IEC 17025:2005 but need to transition into ISO/IEC 17025:2017 version
  • Laboratory managers, QA/QC manager, Technical manager, Responsible company/corporate management, Lab personnel, Persons responsible for documenting, implementing, maintaining or auditing the laboratory systems
  • Internal auditor candidates as per ISO/IEC 17025:2017

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