The update to ISO17025 in 2017 contains new requirements for testing laboratories in relation to decision rules and statements of conformance. ISO17025:2017 was updated with the purpose of providing laboratory customers confidence in the results reported. It’s not possible to know the level of risk nor to make a statement of conformance if the measurement uncertainty has not been calculated.
“How certain are you of the measurements in your test report? How well does the result represent the value of the quantity being measured?” Customers often expect testing laboratories to get matching results for the same samples. However, it may be that one laboratory reports a pass result and another reports a fail result. Calibration labs have always been required to determine measurement uncertainty. The situation in testing is still evolving and testing laboratories are faced with numerous difficulties.
This course explains the concept of measurement uncertainty and describes the approaches for estimation of uncertainty within a testing laboratory. It is suitable for those who have previously calculated measurement uncertainty or are at the early stages in this process.
The aim of this programme is to provide delegates an introduction to the tools and knowledge they need to;
a) Select an approach for measurement of uncertainty of their test method
b) Calculate and combine uncertainties
c) Report uncertainty in their test reports
d) Comprehend the relationship between measurement uncertainty, decision rules and statements of conformance.Collapse
(includes comprehensive course manual)
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