Introduction to ISO 17025 Laboratory Management Systems training course

Course venues and dates

1 day course

Dublin: 22 November 2017

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Course objectives

On completing this course the participant will be able to:

  • Understand the underlying structure of ISO 17025 and all elements of a Laboratory Quality Management System (LMS),
  • Explain the purpose of and intent of the ISO/IEC 17025:2005,
  • Develop an implementation plan to meet the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2005,
  • Draft relevant LMS documentation,
  • Identify relevant performance monitoring approaches,
  • Understand importance of internal auditing, corrective and preventive actions.

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Course programme

  • History and introduction to quality management,
  • PDCA cycle, principles and application of quality control,
  • Advantages of laboratory accreditation,
  • The general and technical requirements and scope of the EN ISO/IEC 17025 General Requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories,
  • What the laboratory must address to implement a Laboratory Management System (LMS) and these requirements,
  • LMS scope and policy,
  • Development of LMS Quality Plan(s),
  • How to write a Laboratory Quality Manual and Procedures,
  • How to set up a Calibration System,
  • The Validation of test methods,
  • QMS documentation and document control,
  • Setting up a Laboratory Quality Control Programme,
  • How to monitor and continually improve quality control processes,
  • Internal audits and management reviews,
  • Role of third party auditors/certification bodies and preparation for certification.

Case studies, discussions and interactive, problem-based individual and group training exercises are used throughout the course to reinforce delegates’ learning.
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Who should attend

Laboratory Managers, Supervisors, Analysts, and Technicians, Document Controllers and Internal Auditors who wish to increase their understanding of laboratory accreditation or implement a laboratory quality system in their laboratory.

Course brochure: Introduction to ISO 17025 Laboratory management systems

 

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