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ISO 17025 Requirements for Laboratories 2017

Duration Two Days


All laboratory personnel, with emphasis on Head of Laboratory, Quality Managers, Lab Supervisors, Auditors of Laboratory Management Systems, and Relevant Quality Assurance personnel.


ISO/IEC 17025:2017 specifies the general requirements for the competence, impartiality and consistent operation of laboratories and is applicable to all organizations performing laboratory activities, regardless of the number of personnel.

In order to reflect the latest changes in market conditions and technology, the new edition of the standard encompasses the activities and new ways of working of laboratories today. It covers technical changes, vocabulary and developments in IT techniques and takes into consideration the latest version of ISO 9001 on quality management.

What are the main changes in the 2017 version?

       The scope has been revised to cover testing, calibration and sampling associated with subsequent calibration and testing.

       The process approach now matches that of newer standards such as ISO 9001 (quality management), ISO 15189 (quality of medical laboratories) and ISO/IEC 17021-1 (requirements for audit and certification bodies).

       The standard has now a stronger focus on information technologies and incorporates the use of computer systems, electronic records and the production of electronic results and reports.

       A new chapter introduces the concept of risk-based thinking.

This course provides delegates with an understanding of the requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories and explains the purpose, use, benefits, and implementation styles of ISO 17025.

This course provides a comprehensive look at ISO 17025 and its documentation requirements. In this course, you will gain critical insight on the interpretation of the requirements of this new laboratory standard.

Attendees will receive practical instructions on the development, implementation and long-term maintenance of an effective laboratory quality system.

Topics include: National and International Perspective: Mutual recognition of accrediting bodies ISO\IEC 17025: What the Standard Requires

 Delegates Receive a H & M Certificate on successful completion of a forty five minute multiple-choice examination, competent mark is 60%.

 This Course Material is aligned to the body of knowledge requirements for ASQ requirements CQT

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