ISO 17025: Laboratory Management System

Course Code: LMS-01 (INTRODUCTION TO LMS-ISO 17025)                                               Duration: 01 Day

Objective

This course is designed to provide knowledge and awareness to all Inspection, Research, Testing and Calibration Laboratories including Govt Deptt Labs, Hospital Labs and other Industrial Labs regarding Laboratory Accreditation that conform to International Requirements. This will cover both management and technical aspects of Laboratory Management and Good Laboratory Practices.

Primary Objectives:

  • Understand and Interpret the requirements of ISO 17025 standard with clarity
  • Conduct initial Gap Analysis at respective organizations

Course Contents

  • ISO 17025 requirements
  • Estimation of Uncertainty
  • Equipment Management
  • Testing Policies & Procedures
  • Complaint Handling
  • Sampling Methodology
  • Proficiency Testing / Inter Lab Comparison
  • Management & Technical System Documentation
  • System of Identification & Traceability
  • Reporting of Test Result

Course Code: LMS-02 (Advanced Training on LMS (Lead Implementer))                                       Duration: 03 Days

Objective

This course is designed to provide in-depth knowledge to Testing and Calibration Laboratories involved in Testing and Calibration regarding Laboratory Accreditation (based on ISO 17025:2005) that confirms to International Requirements. This will cover both management and technical aspects of Laboratory Management and Good Laboratory Practices. This will enable the participants to learn modern techniques for Lab System Management and help them to TRULY & EFFECTIVELY IMPLEMENT LMS in respective organizations.

Primary Objectives are to:

  • To provide clear understanding  of ISO 17025:2005 standard requirements
  • To provide clear understanding of Applicable Management and Technical Requirements
  • To maintain LMS in accordance with international requirements based on Good Lab Practices

Course Contents

Lab Accreditation:

  • Concept of Accreditation
  • Some Common Problems in Labs and their impact on Testing & Calibration
  • Accreditation Needs & Role to support trade & industry
  • WTO Requirements & MRA
  • Accreditation Process

ISO 17025 Standard Requirements:

  • In depth understanding of the standard requirements. Clause by Clause
  • How Laboratory Technical & Management Requirements should be met
  • How Laboratories can improve their efficiency in order to achieve accuracy and precision
  • How to improve Test & Calibration results and reduce / eliminate errors
  • Authorization of personnel
  • Management & Technical System Documentation

Technical Aspect:

  • Equipment Management
  • Accuracy and Precision
  • How to measure Accuracy and Precision
  • Testing Policies & Procedures
  • Complaint Handling
  • Assuring the quality of Test and Calibration
  • Reporting of Test Result

Important Technical Features:

  • Estimation of Uncertainty
  • Proficiency Testing / Inter Lab Comparison
  • System of Identification & Traceability
  • Lab Statistical Analysis through modern techniques
  • Method Validation

Lab System Assessment / Auditing:

  • Audit Management
  • Conducting and Handling Lab assessments / Audits
  • Auditing Techniques
  • Non Conforming Testing / Calibration
  • Reporting Assessment / Audit Findings
  • Role and Responsibility of Assessors

Evaluation:

  • Group Exercises
  • Examination
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