ISO/IEC 17025 was updated in 2017 and introduces risk-based thinking, a new definition of ’laboratory’ and greater flexibility in certain requirements. It still specifies the general requirements for the competence to carry out tests and/or calibrations including sampling (which is now fully within the scope of the system) and addresses the proficiency of the organization to perform testing and calibration using standard methods, non-standard methods, and laboratory-developed methods. It is applicable to all organizations performing tests and/or calibrations including first-, second- and third-party laboratories, and laboratories where testing and/or calibration forms part of inspection and product certification. The course focuses on imparting delegates with an understanding of all elements of a Laboratory Quality Management System in order to achieve or maintain Laboratory Accreditation.
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.