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Our aim is to provide high-quality training on critical topics in order to reinforce the knowledge of established professionals and to further improve the skills of all involved in laboratory work. Therefore, to help laboratories to improve their products and services and enhance efficiency.


FORTHCOMING TRAINING PROGRAMMES:

(1)     ISO/IEC 17025 (GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE COMPETENCE OF TESTING AND CALIBRATION 
LABORATORIES) AWARENESS COURSE​

This course will enable participants to gain an awareness of ISO/IEC 17025: 2017 and its function, as a framework for demonstrating competence and to gain an understanding of conformity.
  • Target Audience – Personnel involved in testing and calibration activities
  • Duration – Two days
  • Location – To be announced
  • Date – 13 - 14 February 2020
  • Time – 9.00am - 5.00pm
  • Course Fee – €200

 
Benefits of the Course

ISO/IEC 17025 is applicable to all organisations performing laboratory activities such as testing, calibration and sampling, regardless of the number of personnel. It states the general requirements for the competence, impartiality and consistent operation of laboratories. This training course provides an introduction to a laboratory management system based on the principles of ISO/IEC 17025. This international standard contains requirements for laboratories enabling them to operate competently and to generate valid and reliable results. Laboratories conforming to ISO/IEC 17025 will subsequently also operate in accordance with the principles of ISO/IEC 9001.

​​​Learning objectives:

 ​​By the end of the course, the participants will be able to:
  1. appreciate the scope, structure and contents of ISO/IEC 17025
  2. discuss the concepts and principles behind ISO/IEC 17025: 2017
  3. understand the benefits and relevance of conforming to ISO/IEC 17025: 2017
  4. understand how to meet the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025: 2017
  5. understand the laboratory accreditation process
  6. understand the important differences between ISO/IEC 9001 certification and ISO/IEC17025 accreditation ​​​

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Who should attend?​ 

Knowledge of ISO/IEC 17025 is particularly useful to laboratory customers, regulatory authorities, accreditation bodies and other various stakeholders who use it to confirm or recognise the competence of laboratories.​ 
​ü  Managers having a role in maintaining and improving a laboratory’s management system 
ü  Personnel and operators conducting testing, sampling and calibration activities and quality and support functions​ 
ü  Professionals including engineers, architects, scientists, etc… who either work in a laboratory environment or who regularly make use of test/calibration results 
ü  Organisations having in-house laboratories​ 
ü  Personnel from public and regulatory authorities involved with laboratory activities 
ü  Other stakeholders involved with laboratory activities Academic staff and students interested in laboratory procedures and activities

Interested participants are kindly requested to fill in the Form A.pdfForm A.pdf and send it to rogelio.rivera@gov.mt or info.mln@gov.mt before 31 January 2020.

For more information, please contact MLN on 22477610 or info.mln@gov.mt​

Contact Information:

 Contact Name
Malta Laboratories Network 
Malta Life Science Park

San Ġwann – Malta
SĠN 300​

 
F22B, Sorbonne Centre
Mosta Technopark
Mosta - Malta
MST 3000
 
 Telephone
+356 22477610
 
 Email