Discover how to establish an effective system for the control of inspection and measuring equipment on our Calibration and Control of Measuring Systems training course.

This 1-day practical course is based on the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025, and covers topics such as ‘calibration concepts’, ‘out of tolerance conditions’ and ‘measurement uncertainty’. Interactive workshops encourage discussion around how to identify opportunities for improved quality of data and optimise the calibration processes within an organisation.

At the end of the workshop, students will have gained up-to-date knowledge and skills for:

  • identifying the elements of an effective calibration system
  • understanding the requirements for those supplying calibration services
  • preparing for compliance, and improving and utilising measurement data focusing on continuous improvement and cost reduction

This course is suitable for:

  • those who manage, utilise or control calibration systems
  • quality managers and engineers
  • department managers
  • calibration managers and technicians
  • assessors of calibration systems

Students booking on this course will derive the most benefit if they have a basic knowledge of maths and statistical techniques, although this is not essential.

Topics covered by the course include:

  • calibration concepts: traceability, capability, reliability, uncertainty, repeatability and reproducibility
  • quality and calibration system documentation and record requirements (ISO 10012, 9001 and GAMP)
  • what to calibrate
  • validation of software used in measurement
  • optimisation of calibration intervals, calibration status and recall
  • environmental controls and equipment handling
  • out of tolerance conditions
  • introduction to measurement uncertainty and measurement systems analysis
  • use of external laboratories and purchasing specifications
  • other resources/sources of information

By the end of this training course, delegates will be able to:

  • develop a structured documented calibration system, including the process for identifying what needs calibrating, frequency and by whom
  • identify requirements for and maintenance of calibration records
  • identify opportunities for improved quality of data and optimise the calibration processes
Calibration and Control of Measuring Systems Certificate