ISO 17025 courses and ISO 17025 Internal auditing trainingISO/IEC 17025: 2005 Internal Auditing

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This interactive and practical auditing course is designed to provide delegates with practical auditing techniques against the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025.

ISO/IEC 17025:2005 is the internationally recognised standard relating to the competence of testing and calibration laboratories. It specifies criteria for the development and assessment of management systems and laboratory technical controls that provide confidence in the results obtained. The standard can be applied to a wide range of laboratory activities including analytical, clinical, forensic, destructive/non-destructive testing and instrument/equipment calibration.

Course Objectives

Our course will equip delegates with effective auditing techniques and increase their understanding of audit principles in relation to ISO/IEC 17025 in order to improve evaluation and communication, develop more professional reporting and implement corrective action programmes.

Key Skills / Learning Objectives

Through the combination of interactive tutorials and workshops, our course will enable the delegates to:

  • Interpret the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 as it relates to management system standards.
  • Objectively assess the compliance of a laboratory and identify areas to improve competency.
  • Develop continuous improvement that provides on-going future benefits to your company's growth and success.

Participants should have a reasonable working knowledge of ISO/IEC 17025 or equivalent.

Course Outline

Introduction and overview of ISO/IEC 17025 requirements

  • Coordination of a quality management system audit against ISO/IEC 17025
  • How to construct an audit programme
  • Audit planning, horizontal, vertical audits and checklists
  • The concept of 'risk-based' audit
  • Effective auditing techniques
  • Witnessing tests and calibrations
  • Evaluating the significance of audit findings
  • Methods for improving communication skills during the audit
  • How to report the findings and conclusions
  • Developing and implementing corrective action
  • Sources of information and further development

Who Should Attend?

  • Individuals wishing to perform internal laboratory audits
  • Laboratory Managers and Supervisors
  • Companies seeking ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation
  • Registrar/Accreditation body Auditors
  • Existing internal auditors who are looking to expand their skills in the area of laboratory practices
  • Supplier Quality Auditors wishing to evaluate laboratory service suppliers, including calibration suppliers

Booking and Course Fees

Fees include:

  • Delegate workbook, including reference information
  • Training provided by qualified and experienced tutors with extensive practical management auditing experience across a variety of manufacture and service industries
  • Lunch and refreshments during the day
  • Residential accommodation and evening meal (1 night)
  • Certificate verifying attendance and completion of course

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