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Internal Quality Auditing for Laboratories (ISO 17025)

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Internal Quality Auditing for Laboratories (ISO 17025)

Two Day Training Course



ISO/IEC 17025 – General Requirements for the competence of testing & calibration laboratories, is the standard used by accreditation bodies, when confirming or recognising the competence of laboratories. Internal auditing is a key requirement contained in ISO/IEC17025. A fundamental element of any Quality Management Standard is the measurement of system & process performance. This course focuses on auditing for real quality improvement rather than just compliance.

Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this training course the delegates should be able to:

  • Describe ISO 17025 & the role of laboratory auditing in quality maintenance & improvement
  • Explain the role and responsibilities of the internal auditor in the maintenance and improvement of laboratory Quality Management systems
  • Plan, prepare, conduct and report a laboratory vertical and horizontal audit using internal laboratory procedures and processes
  • Evaluate audit finding, report and give feedback to auditees

Who Should Attend


All laboratory professionals, who are involved in developing, establishing & maintaining a Quality Management System which meets ISO/IEC 17025 requirements.

Course Programme


  • Introduction to Quality Systems
  • Key elements of ISO/IEC 17025
  • Purpose of internal audit
  • Auditing Process
  • Auditing Tools
  • Selecting the audit teams
  • Audit Preparation
  • Opening Meeting
  • Conducting the Audit
  • Closing Meeting
  • Auditor Behaviour
  • Non-Conformance Reports
  • Corrective Action
  • Practical on-site audit (Day 2)

Course Times

9.00am - 5.00pm

In-House Courses

Course tutor will contact your organisation in advance. In-house courses can be customised to meet your organisation’s specific requirements. Where appropriate, course exercises can be carried out using procedures, data etc from your organisation.

Course Manual

Delegates will receive a very comprehensive course manual.

This course is available exclusively on an In-House basis

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