Internal auditing of Laboratory Management Systems: ISO 17025:2017 (based on ISO 19011:2018)

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS COURSE IS AN EXCLUSIVELY ON-SITE WORKSHOP (For 6 delegates or more)

Overview

An effective internal audit system is a fundamental requirement of the laboratory management system. This workshop covers the requirements from ISO/IEC 17025 from an auditing perspective as well as the principles of internal auditing – just what you need to conduct internal audits that add value to your laboratory. Practical examples and activities develop confidence and a positive attitude when conducting internal audits.

The Progress Excellence Approach

  • Explaining internal auditing in terms of ISO 19011.
  • Course material is developed to simulate the audit process with practical examples and activities.
  • Stimulating the discovery of how the behaviour of the auditor affects the outcome of the audit process.

Who should attend?

Laboratory staff wishing to conduct internal laboratory audits.

Entry requirements

  • Management systems, understanding the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle.
  • Laboratory management systems
    • A basic knowledge of the concepts of laboratory management
    • Understand commonly used laboratory management terms and definitions as given in ISO 17025.
  • ISO 17025 – an understanding of the requirements of ISO 17025. An implementation course for ISO 17025 must have been attended and evidence thereof must be provided with the application form.

Assessment

Certificates will be awarded when the following criteria are met:

  • Full attendance of the course
  • Pass the practical audit assignment
  • Pass the written assessment (minimum 70 %)

Duration of the course

1 day

Course code

Course 8

Outcomes

The course material will equip delegates with the following:

  • Understand audit criteria
  • Conduct audits in an organisation based on the requirements of ISO 19011
  • Understanding audit principles and the impact thereof on an audit
  • Auditor conduct
  • Preparing for internal audits
  • Developing an internal audit programme
  • Preparing audit plans
  • Audit methods
  • Reporting non conformances
  • Evaluation of corrective actions for adequacy
  • Handy tools to prepare and conduct a process-based audit
  • Effective reporting on the audit process

Each delegate receives

A full colour delegate manual

Registration

Click here to register or e-mail info@progress-excellence.co.za to obtain more information.