Highlights of Changes to ISO/IEC 17025:2017
Hosted by: Cathy Wylie from CALA
The ISO/IEC 17025 standard was revised in 2017 and the all accredited laboratories need to update their management systems to meet the revised standard before the fall of 2020. The first step is understanding what has changed in the standard.
This course outlines the major changes to ISO/IEC 17025 and is intended for all laboratory staff. It provides a review of selected changes to the Standard and provides both the staff responsible for updating the management system documents and the rest of the laboratory staff with the information required on how the Standard will affect work in the laboratory. It uses easy to understand language and concepts, and guided exercises to build understanding of the changes to the standard. The rationale behind the changes is also provided, which will prepare you for the changes to your management system prompted by the new revision of the Standard.
Who should attend
This course is intended for all laboratory staff who operate under the laboratory management system:
Personnel conducting testing or calibration at all levels such as analysts, lab technicians and instrument operators, scientific professionals
Supporting laboratory activities at all levels, such as sample reception, reporting, purchasing, quality
Laboratory Managers and Quality personnel
Any other personnel of the laboratory not captured in the above.
This course looks at selected changes to the Standard as it applies to general staff in the laboratory. It outlines the changes and the background to the changes in an understandable way. It is intended to provide an accessible overview of the changes, that will prepare the laboratory staff members for changes to their management system resulting from the revision to the Standard and will provide the personnel responsible for updating the management system with the details they need on the new requirements.
After completing this course participants will be able to:
Describe the new structure of the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard
Understand the concept of risk-based thinking
Interpret the new or changed requirements as it applies to their role in the laboratory
Understand the rationale behind the changes
Be prepared for the changes they may see in the laboratory management system as a result to the revision to the Standard