Achieving Laboratory Accreditation

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Accreditation is the formal recognition that a testing laboratory is competent and compliant with the requirements of appropriate laboratory management system standards. Having put in place the requirements of the relevant standard, many laboratory m... Read More

Accreditation is the formal recognition that a testing laboratory is competent and compliant with the requirements of appropriate laboratory management system standards. Having put in place the requirements of the relevant standard, many laboratory managements wish to have a third party confirmation of the effectiveness of its implementation.

This course provides all the basic information required to enable the management and staff of the laboratory to set about implementing a Laboratory quality system in their laboratory, which could be accredited by a national accreditation body such as the Irish National Accreditation Board (INAB). For those involved in the management of the laboratory it will provide them with the programme to meet their goal of Laboratory Accreditation.

The course is also useful for laboratories considering accreditation by other sector specific accreditation bodies such as CLAS or to ISO 15189 Medical laboratories –Particular requirements for quality and competence, (though the specific patient related aspects of this standard will not be addressed).

Potential participants should ideally have previously attended our Good Laboratory Practice training course or be quite familiar with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025.

The course will provide an outline programme and advise of some of the pitfalls in the process of achieving laboratory accreditation and how to avoid them. Helpful course documentation will be provided which could form the basis for the laboratory’s own documentation.

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What's covered?

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The course takes the form of a workshop which addresses the particular needs of the participants on the day, but in general addresses:

  • The requirements of EN ISO/IEC 17025 General Requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories (and when participants require ISO 15198)
  • What the laboratory must address to implement these requirements
  • How to write a Laboratory Quality Manual and Procedures
  • How to set up a Calibration System
  • The Validation of test methods
  • Setting up a Laboratory Quality Control Programme
  • The use of proficiency schemes
  • How a laboratory is assessed by the Irish National Accreditation Board

Who should attend?

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Laboratory Managers, Supervisors, Analysts, and Technicians, who wish to increase their understanding of laboratory accreditation and who wish to implement a laboratory quality system in their laboratory.

What will I learn?

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Participants achieve the following learning outcomes from the programme;

  • Understand the requirements of the Irish National Accreditation Body and other accreditation bodies for the accreditation of testing laboratories.
  • Set about implementing a laboratory quality system to EN ISO/IEC 17025 requirements in their own laboratory

Who are the tutors?

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Duration
1 training day
Course Times
9.00am - 5.00pm
Delivery Mode
This programme is available In-House

Achieving Laboratory Accreditation

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