Clause 5.6 of the ISO 17025 International Standard requires laboratories to have personnel who are responsible for:
a) Implementation, maintenance and improvement of the managementsystem;
b) Identificationofdeviationsfromthemanagementsystemorfromtheproceduresforperforming laboratory activities;
c) Initiation of actions to prevent or minimize such deviations;
d) Reporting to laboratory management on the performance of the management system and any need forimprovement;
e) Ensuring the effectiveness of laboratory activities.
For a small laboratory it may not be appropriate or necessary to employ personnel specifically to fulfil these requirements. One way to address this is to engage the services of a consultant either on a regular or occasional basis as required.
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With over 30 years of experience of working in, and providing consultancy to, testing and calibration laboratories we can:
1. Ensure the activities that are required to be carried out on an ongoing basis are performed on time, including:
Scheduling staff training
Ensuring environmental monitoring is carried out
Managing equipment calibration and maintenance
Organising and managing performance monitoring activities