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ISO 17025 Lead Auditor Training Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to ISO 17025

Module 2: Requirements of ISO 17025

Module 3: The Relationship between ISO 19011 and ISO 17025

Module 4: Scope

Module 5: Normative References

Module 6: Terms and Definitions

Module 7: General Requirements

  • Impartiality
  • Confidentiality

Module 8: Structural Requirements

Module 9: Resource Requirements

  • General
  • Personnel
  • Facilities and environmental conditions
  • Equipment
  • Metrological traceability
  • Externally provided products and services

Module 10: Process Requirements

  • Review - requests, tenders, and contracts
  • Selection, verification, and validation of methods
  • Sampling
  • Handling test or calibration items
  • Technical records
  • Evaluation of measurement uncertainty
  • Ensuring result validity
  • Reporting of results
  • Complaints
  • Nonconforming work
  • Control of data and information management

Module 11: Management System Requirements

  • Options
  • General
  • Option A
  • Option B

Module 12: Management System Documentation

Module 13: Control Management System Documents

Module 14: Control of Records

Module 15: Address Risks and Opportunities

Module 16: Improvement

Module 17: Corrective Actions

Module 18: Management Reviews

Module 19: Terminology – ISO 9000, VIM etc.

Module 20: Fundamental Audit Concepts and Principles

Module 21: Auditing Requirements and Assessment: ISO 17011:2004, ISO 19011:2011

Module 22: Recognition and Oversight of ILAC, IAAC, APLAC

Module 23: Test Reports, AB Symbols, Equipment Stickers, Certificates

Module 24: Clauses 4, 5, and 6 Review

  • Case studies on clauses 4, 5 and 6

Module 25: Clauses 7 and 8 Review

  • Case studies on clauses 7 and 8

Module 26: Guidelines for Auditing: ISO 19011

Module 27: GUM (Uncertainty), PT/ILC, Traceability

Module 28: Opening and Closing Meeting Activities

Module 29: Auditing Technical Methods

Module 30: Reporting Audit Results

Module 31: Audit Checklists and Audit Reports

Module 32: Review of Standards and Internal Auditing Issues

Module 33: Introduction to Lab Management System (LMS)

  • Standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Laboratory management systems
  • Laboratories and accreditation fundamental principles
  • Testing and calibration concepts
  • Implementation of LMS
  • Understanding the organisation
  • Analysing existing systems

Module 34: Planning LMS Implementation

  • Leadership and LMS project approval
  • Scope of LMS
  • Laboratory policies
  • Organisational structure
  • Document management process

Module 35: Implementing an LMS

  • Design of controls
  • Drafting of specific policies and procedures
  • Communication planning
  • Training and awareness planning
  • Resource management
  • Customer management
  • Operations management

Module 36: LMS Monitoring, Measurement, and Continuous Improvement

  • Monitoring, analysis, and evaluation
  • Treating problems and nonconformities
  • Continual improvement
  • Accreditation preparation
  • Implementers evaluation

Module 37: Planning an ISO 17025 Audit

  • Audit approach
  • Preparing the ISO 17025 Audit
  • Conducting an opening meeting

Module 38: Conducting the ISO 17025 Audit

  • Communication during audit
  • Audit procedures
    • Observation
    • Document review
    • Interview
    • Sampling techniques
    • Technical verification
    • Corroboration and evaluation
  • Audit test plans
  • Formulation of audit findings
  • Documenting nonconformities

Module 39: Concluding and Follow-Up of ISO 17025 Audits

  • Audit documentation
  • Quality review
  • Closing meeting
  • Evaluation of corrective action plans
  • ISO 17025 surveillance audits
  • ISO 17025 internal audit management program

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Prerequisites

We recommend completing the ISO 17025 Foundation certification before studying this course.

Audience

This ISO 17025 Lead Auditor course is suited for individuals in the following roles:

  • ISO 17025 Implementation Teams
  • Internal Auditors
  • Project Managers
  • Quality Executives
  • ISO 9001 Auditors

ISO 17025 Lead Auditor Training Course Overview

This 5-day ISO 17025 Lead Auditor course aims to build on the knowledge ascertained in the ISO 17025 Internal Auditor training course. It enables the delegates to develop the required expertise for auditing a Laboratory Management System (LMS) and for managing a team of auditors.

During this training, the delegates will gain knowledge and skills to plan and perform internal and external audits. In addition, delegates will learn how to evaluate corrective action plans. Post completion of this 5-day intensive training, delegates will develop the skills and competencies to conduct an audit efficiently.

This ISO 17025 Lead Auditor is the third of four courses that will enable delegates to obtain the full ISO 17025 certification. Prior to this course, delegates can complete the ISO 17025 Foundation course and the ISO Internal Auditor training course. The final course within this series is the ISO 17025 Lead Implementer training.

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  • Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises
  • Manual
  • Experienced Instructor

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Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.

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Please arrive at the venue at 8:45am.
As a prerequisite of this training course delegates must have completed the ISO 17025 Internal Auditor certification. Candidates must have a basic knowledge of auditing to ensure that they fully understand the content of the course and gain sufficient skills.
This ISO 17025 Lead Auditor course is suited for individuals in the following roles: ISO 17025 Implementation Teams, Internal Auditors, Project Managers, Quality Executives, ISO 9001 Auditors
We are able to provide support via phone & email prior to attending, during and after the course.
Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises, Manual, Experienced Instructor, and Refreshments
This course is 5 days.
Once your booking has been placed and confirmed, you will receive an email which contains your course location, course overview, pre-course reading material (if required), course agenda and payment receipts
The price for ISO 17025 Lead Auditor certification in Philippines starts from $3295
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