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Internal Auditor Training Program on Laboratory Management System based on ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Training programs

Demonstrate competence to deliver reliable results with ISO/IEC 17025

WHAT IS ISO/IEC 17025:2017

ISO/IEC 17025:2017 is useful for any organization that performs testing, sampling or calibration and wants reliable results. This includes all types of laboratories, whether they be owned and operated by government, industry or, in fact, any other organization. The standard is also useful to universities, research centers, governments, regulators, inspection bodies, product certification organizations and other conformity assessment bodies with the need to do testing, sampling or calibration.

YOUR BENEFITS

• Understand the requirements for the audit competence of testing and calibration laboratories
• To establish an internal audit checklist.
• Shall be able to write a value adding audit report.
• Identify opportunity for improvements.
• Methods to identify non conformances, if any, in the laboratory.
• Contribute in value adding and improving the organization’s Laboratory Management System

COURSE CONTENT / OUTLINE

1. ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Laboratory Management Systems

  • Introduction to Laboratory Management System
  • International recognition of ISO 17025:2017
  • General requirements of ISO 17025:2017
  • Management requirements - All clauses
  • Technical requirements - All clauses
  • Documentation guide lines (Laboratory Quality Manual, Procedures etc.)
  • Various exercises on the Clause 4 & 5 requirements to understand the accreditation criteria & interpretation as an internal auditor 

2. Estimation of Uncertainty of Measurement (U of M)

  • Understanding the importance of - U of M
  • Need of U of M
  • Understanding the concepts involved in U of M
  • Case study on U of M

3. Audit Guidelines

  • Definitions
  • Checklist preparation
  • Audit report
  • To identify opportunity for improvements in the Laboratory process.
  • How to write an effective nonconformance report if identified
  • Work shops
  • Mock audit with the tutor as per the accreditation requirements
  • Program conclusion 

4. Participant Evaluation

  • Continuous evaluation by tutor on all the four days
  • Final exam on day 4

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? 

  • Professionals responsible for testing and calibration practices in laboratories across all sectors.
  • ISO 17025:2017 implementation teams
  • Any personnel who has a role to play in the implementation of Laboratory Management System
  • Laboratory technicians
  • Laboratory quality manager
  • Management representative or management appointee. 

TRAINING DURATION

Four (4) days

PREREQUISITES

Prior knowledge about ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard is desirable. This course is not for filling gaps in the knowledge about the standards; but for enhancing the knowledge about the same with regards to audit context.

PARTNER INSTITUTE INFO (IF ANY)

Not Applicable

EXAM DETAILS (DURATION, PATTERN)

  • There will be a written examination at the end of the course.
  • Minimum passing percentage (%) criteria: 60%.
  • Examination timing 90mins.
  • Number of questions - 30 MCQ and 5 case study based questions.

CERTIFICATION

  • Candidates successfully completing the course with a minimum of 60% in the written examination will be presented with TÜV SÜD South Asia’s certificate of ISO 17025:2017 internal auditor.
  • Unsuccessful candidates will be issued a certificate of attendance.

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