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ISO 17025:2005

  1. Standard and customized Training on
  • ISO 17025:2005 Requirements,
  • Laboratory Quality Managers,
  • Audit practices

What is ISO 17025 Laboratory Quality Management System?

ISO/IEC 17025:2005 contains all of the requirements that testing and calibration laboratories need to meet in order to demonstrate to customers and regulators that they operate a sound management system which puts them in full control of their processes, are technically competent, and are able to generate technically valid results. Accreditation bodies that recognize the competence of testing and calibration laboratories will use the standard as the basis for their accreditation.

The laboratory accredited to ISO 17025 incorporates an overall system for technical and quality management, which results in benefits observed in daily laboratory practices. Technical requirements include the addition of formal personnel training plans and detailed records, method development and validation procedures, measurement of method uncertainty, and a defined equipment calibration and maintenance program. In addition, a stronger definition of the sample preparation process is documented to maintain consistency in sampling. Quality control monitoring program are implemented as well.

Management quality improvements includes the document control to maintain consistent analytical processes, the monitoring of supplier performance, a contract review process for documenting customer requirements, a system for handling customer comments and complaints, continuous improvement process through corrective and preventive action procedures and audits..

 

What are the benefits of ISO 17025 Laboratory Quality Management System?

The practical benefits of technical and management quality improvements consist on (and not only):

  • Faster identification and resolution of issues regarding testing methods,
  • Improved personnel performance
  • Continuous equipment maintenance and calibration process
  • Management of uncertainty
  • Improved customer satisfaction,
  • Meeting quality requirements of specialized customers,
  • Overall increased laboratory business

 

 

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