ISO/IEC 17025

ISO/IEC 17025 – LABORATORY MANAGEMENT – AWARENESS

ISO/IEC 17025:2005 - Understanding and Implementing Course

ISO/IEC 17025:2005 - Internal Auditor Course

ISO/IEC 17025 – LABORATORY MANAGEMENT – AWARENESS

This training provides an introduction to Laboratory Management Systems (LMS) based on the principles of ISO/IEC 17025.
We help you to understand the quality management system requirements that are relevant for testing and calibration services and technical competence. Growth in the use of management systems has increased the need to ensure that laboratories can operate a quality management system that is seen as compliant with ISO 9001 as well as demonstrate technical competency.
Therefore, ISO 17025 has been designed to incorporate all the ISO 9001 requirements that are relevant to the scope of testing and calibration services, as well as specifying the technical requirements for technical competence.
The training is an introduction for anyone involved in the development, implementation and management of LMS based on ISO/IEC 17025.
If you plan to complete other LMS training, such as Internal LMS Auditor Training, you will receive during this course the knowledge and understanding of ISO/IEC 17025 upon which to build auditing skills.
The training comprises lecture and workshop exercises.
Contact EPIC now to learn more about EPIC ISO/IEC 17025 Awareness Training.

Certificate

Delegates will be awarded a certificate of attendance upon successful completion of the course.

Course Duration

1 Day

ISO/IEC 17025:2005 – Understanding and Implementing Course

Course Objectives

By attending this practical, hands-on course participants will gain an understanding of laboratory management systems, how to leverage them in an organization, learn how to derive cost reductions/deliver value to their organization.

The growth in the use of management systems has increased the need to ensure that laboratories that form part of larger organizations or offer other services can operate to a quality management system that is seen as compliant with ISO 9001 as well as meeting ISO/IEC 17025 standards.

The purpose of this course is to provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of the laboratory accreditation process, an in depth knowledge of ISO/IEC 17025 Management and Technical Requirements, and an effective process for its implementation.

The course also serves as the basis for the prerequisite knowledge necessary to undertake comprehensive courses in auditing, which forms part of the laboratory accreditation process.

Who Should Attend?

  • Laboratory quality/technical managers
  • Laboratory technicians/supervisors
  • Assessors of laboratory management systems
  • Users of calibration and test services
  • Directors of quality
  • Improvement of measurement & testing groups

Key Session Topics

  • The advantages of Laboratory Accreditation
  • The format and terminology of ISO/IEC 17025
  • The specific Management and Technical requirements of ISO/IEC 17025
  • Comparison with the ISO 9001 standard
  • Understanding the steps to accreditation
  • How to develop an implementation plan
  • Laboratory Quality Plans
  • The ongoing role of management, internal controls and continual improvement

Certificate

Delegates will be awarded a certificate of attendance upon successful completion of the course.

Course Duration

2 Days

ISO/IEC 17025:2005 – Internal Auditor Course

Course Objectives

By attending this 3-day practical, hands-on workshop, participants will receive concentrated and comprehensive internal auditor training against the ISO/IEC 17025 requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories.

Using simulated audits, tutorials, and case studies, attendees will gain a thorough understanding of the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2005. They also develop practical audit skills, improve their evaluation and communication skills, gain effective reporting skills–and learn how to implement corrective action programs.

Knowledge of the ISO/IEC 17025 standard is recommended prior to attending this course.

Who Should Attend?

  • Individuals wishing to perform internal audits to ISO/IEC 17025:2005
  • Laboratory managers and supervisors
  • Companies seeking ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation
  • Companies that recognize the value of operating a laboratory management system
    Certification body/accreditation body auditors
  • Existing quality management system internal auditors who are looking to expand their skills in the area of laboratory practices
  • Supplier auditors wishing to evaluate laboratory service suppliers, including calibration suppliers

Key Session Topics

  • Overview of ISO/IEC 17025:2005 requirements
  • Coordinating a quality management system audit against ISO/IEC 17025:2005
  • Managing an audit program
  • Effective auditing techniques
  • Evaluating the significance of audit findings
  • Methods for improving communication skills during the audit presentation
  • How to report the findings and conclusions

Certificate

Delegates will be awarded a certificate of attendance upon successful completion of the course.

Course Duration

3 Days