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How to manage competence in a laboratory according to ISO 17025
The primary purpose of ISO 17025 is to guide laboratories to be competent – meaning they can generate valid test...
The primary purpose of ISO 17025 is to guide laboratories to be competent – meaning they can generate valid test or calibration results and work consistently. The challenge is how to manage competence. This is...
How to perform management review in ISO 17025
Once a testing or calibration laboratory has implemented ISO/IEC 17025:2017 as part of its management system, it moves into a...
Once a testing or calibration laboratory has implemented ISO/IEC 17025:2017 as part of its management system, it moves into a maintenance and monitoring phase. This is a not a dormant, but rather a dynamic phase...
ISO 17025 technical internal audit: The basics
Laboratories are required to have a program of internal audits to assess whether their operations comply with ISO/IEC 17025 requirements...
Laboratories are required to have a program of internal audits to assess whether their operations comply with ISO/IEC 17025 requirements on an ongoing basis. This involves auditing both management and technical activities to identify gaps,...
Corrective actions principles and root cause analysis in ISO 17025
A corrective action is a mandatory activity for all laboratories accredited to ISO/IEC 17025. It should, however, not be seen...
A corrective action is a mandatory activity for all laboratories accredited to ISO/IEC 17025. It should, however, not be seen as a “rule” or a singular step, but as a core process of an interrelated,...
How to ensure impartiality in an ISO 17025 laboratory
If your testing or calibration laboratory is looking to achieve accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025:2017, you may be unclear as to...
If your testing or calibration laboratory is looking to achieve accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025:2017, you may be unclear as to how to practically address the requirement of impartiality and how much effort to go to....
Five-step laboratory risk management according to ISO 17025:2017
With the introduction of the 2017 revision of ISO/IEC 17025, which seeks greater alignment with ISO 9001, laboratories now need...
With the introduction of the 2017 revision of ISO/IEC 17025, which seeks greater alignment with ISO 9001, laboratories now need to implement risk-based thinking in relation to their activities. This was addressed in previous versions...