ISO/IEC 17025 is an international standard used by testing and calibration laboratories to show that they operate a quality system and have the technical competence to produce reliable and valid results. Any management system, including ISO/IEC 17025, is subject to various risks that might compromise its efficiency, effectiveness, and compliance.
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Below are a few critical risks associated with an ISO/IEC 17025 management system:
Inadequate Resources: Not having enough trained and competent personnel, proper equipment, or financial resources can lead to inefficiencies and inaccuracies in the system.
Lack of Training: Staff not properly trained or updated about the latest changes in the standard or the specifics of the system can lead to non-conformities. Visit Ingentius for online training courses.
Improper Equipment Maintenance: If equipment is not calibrated and maintained correctly, it can lead to inaccurate test results, compromising the integrity of the laboratory's output.