Developing Documents and Records to meet the Requirement of ISO 17025
QMS is the catch phrase for accreditation and is the backbone of ISO/IEC Standard 17025:2005. Accreditation to international standards is being becoming the norm in the global analytical community. Although essentially voluntary, there are many jurisdictions that now require food and environmental laboratories to be accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 in order to participate in regulatory programs. The Quality System Manual (QSM) is the bible in a QMS environment because, much like its predecessor, Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), it contains the policies that the laboratory is expected to follow to achieve quality results. It is in fact only the "what to do" component of a QMS. What is also needed are the "how to do it" or procedures and methods and finally the controls or evidence that it was done properly.
Become accredited? Where do you start?
How do you ensure staff adherence and ongoing compliance to minimize corrective actions arising from accreditation audits?
Developing and implementing a functional quality management system that not only complies with the management and technical requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2005 but also meets their needs.
Maintaining the QMS and providing evidence of compliance
DAY ONE (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM)
Registration Process: 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Session Start Time: 9:00 AM
Organization Defining a Quality Management System (QMS)
Management Components of a QMS
Review of Requests, Tenders and Contracts
Subcontracting of Tests and Calibrations
Purchasing Services and Supplies
Service to Customer
Control of Non-conforming Testing and/or Calibration Work
Control of Records
DAY TWO (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM)
Technical Components of a QMS
Accommodation and Environmental Conditions
Test and Calibration Methods and Method Validation
Handling of Test and Calibration Items
Assuring the Quality of Test and Calibration Results
Reporting the Results