Enhancement of a Laboratory Management System via Application and Integration of Risk Management into ISO/IEC 17025:2017

Mr. Johnson Tan Swan San

25th March 2020 8pm to 9pm
Singapore Quality Institute
Evening Talk Session
Light Refreshments will be provided from 6:30pm

ABOUT…
A brief development of the Laboratory Management System will be highlighted to understand the essential changes along the development process of a Laboratory Management System. The major differences between ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and ISO/IEC 17025:2017 will be greatly emphasized. Introduce the flexible documentation of ISO 17025:2017 Management System Requirements in compliance with Clause No.: 8.1.2 (Option A: Do not make cross-reference to ISO 9001 Documentation) or 8.1.3 (Option B: Make cross-reference to ISO 9001 Documentation). Various modes of calibration techniques will be highlighted to establish metrological traceability using various measuring equipment to demonstrate the use of reference standard and/or reference material where appropriate. The distinction between a Calibration System and Measurement System will be discussed using various concepts to enhance further understanding with a view to achieve the desired degree of accuracy. The concept of risk management will be introduced to demonstrate its application and implementation through process approach in the context of ISO/IEC 17025:2017. There are four practical steps engaged in performing risk management activities: Risk Identification, Risk Estimation, Risk Evaluation and Risk Control. Action taken to address risks and opportunities will be proportionate to the potential impact on the validity of laboratory data. The interpretation of measurement uncertainty (MU) associated with a Calibration Certificate or a Test Report and their application will be discussed. Review and evaluate the validity of the measured data due to incapable measurement system leading to inaccurate interpretation and decision on process performance and product conformity. The adoption of ISO 19011:2018 audit methodology focused on Risk-based Auditing Approach will be applied in conducting ISO/IEC 17025:2017 audits with a view to enhance Management System Performance.

LEARNING OUTCOME…
The adoption of ISO 19011:2018 audit methodology focused on Risk-based Auditing Approach will be applied in conducting ISO/IEC 17025:2017 audits with a view to enhance Management System Performance.