Understanding ISO/IEC 17025 (Requirements for Laboratory Accreditation)

Overview

This one day Understanding ISO/IEC 17025 training course is an interactive and practical foundation course designed to acquaint delegates with the requirements ISO/IEC 17025, providing delegates a thorough understanding of the laboratory accreditation process and an implementation strategy in the context of other standards (e.g. ISO 9001 and IATF 16949).

ISO/IEC 17025:2005 ‘General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories’ is the internationally recognised 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.

Key Topics

  • Overview and requirements of ISO/IEC 17025
  • Future developments – proposed changes to the standard
  • Inter-relationship with other standards such as IATF 16949 and ISO 9001 Quality Management standards
  • Accreditation vs. Registration – the differences and requirements of Accreditation Bodies
  • Structure of Quality System Documentation
  • Implementing ISO/IEC 17025
  • Sources of information and further development

Who Should Attend

  • Laboratory Quality/Technical Managers
  • Laboratory Technicians/Supervisors
  • Assessors of Laboratory Management Systems
  • Personnel responsible for procurement and evaluation of Laboratory Services
  • Users of calibration and test services

Outcomes

By the end of this Understanding ISO/IEC 17025 training course, delegates will be able to:

  • Interpret the basic requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO 9001 Quality Management System standards.
  • Structure the Quality System Documentation accordingly.
  • Initiate the process of implementing the requirements with a view to pursuing laboratory accreditation

Course Dates and Venues

Date
Venue
Residential
Non-residential
Reading, Berkshire
De Vere Wokefield Park
Residential: Contact us
Non-Residential: £499 + VAT
Residential: Contact us
Non-Residential: £499 + VAT
Staverton, Northamptonshire
De Vere Staverton Park
Residential: Contact us
Non-Residential: £499 + VAT