Internal Quality Auditing for Laboratories (ISO 17025)

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Internal auditing is fundamental to any quality improvement initiative. Many laboratories have adopted the ISO 17025 Quality Management System standard. A fundamental element of all Quality Management System standards is the measurement of system &am... Read More

Internal auditing is fundamental to any quality improvement initiative. Many laboratories have adopted the ISO 17025 Quality Management System standard. A fundamental element of all Quality Management System standards is the measurement of system & process performance using a process based approach. The method for determining this is to conduct internal audits. Trained auditors must carry out these audits.

This two day course focuses on auditing for real quality improvement as well as compliance. The course provides detailed training in developing the skills necessary to be an effective internal auditor using many fun exercises including preparing for, performing and reporting of a real audit.

Attending delegates should have a good working knowledge of ISO 17025.

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What's covered?

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Please Note: A practical audit within the company forms the basis of day 2. Audit areas within the company must be organised prior to the training so that effective preparation can commence on day 1.  For this reason the numbers on this course are restricted to max 12 (4 audit groups of 3) to ensure all delegates get the attention needed to ensure they become effective Auditors.

Day 1:

  • Introduction to Quality Systems
  • Purpose of Internal Audits
  • The Audit Process
  • Selecting the Audit Team & Audit Behaviour
  • Auditor Behaviours: Assumptions, Effective Listening, Dealing with Conflict
  • Tools Available to Auditors
  • Audit Preparation

Day 2

  • Audit Preparation
  • Practical onsite audit
  • Evaluating & Reporting the Audit

Who should attend?

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

What will I learn?

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Participants achieve the following learning outcomes from the programme;

  • Understand the importance of internal auditing within a quality management system
  • Understand the responsibilities of Internal Auditors
  • Conduct an effective internal audit e.g. plan and organise an internal audit against the organisation’s documented procedures & compliance standards
  • Collect and analyse evidence objectively
  • Evaluate and report the results of an internal audit

Who are the tutors?

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

What They SayWhat They Say

Good opportunity given for interactive learning, a lot learnt. Very good style of training and trainer showed her broad experience & stayed to offer advice well beyond listed finishing time which was greatly appreciated

– Joe Ferry, Executive Scientist /Technical Manager, Donegal Co Co

Internal Quality Auditing for Laboratories (ISO 17025)

Duration: 2 days
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