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Critical Issues Of The Accreditation Standards - ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and ISO 15189:2012


PUCThe Division of Quality Assurance of the Pancyprian Union of Chemists (PUC), in cooperation with Eurachem, organised this two-day training course on the accreditation of laboratories in February 2019. After a series of training activities on ISO/IEC 17025:2017, it was considered that some of its critical issues should be analysed in more detail, providing the opportunity for interaction with laboratory personnel. It was also realised that some of the issues were not new but had already been addressed in the latest version of ISO 15189, the accreditation standard for medical laboratories. This was the initiative for this two-day training programme.

The scope of the training was to

  • clarify new provisions of the standard ISO/IEC 17025:2017
  • analyse some of the critical issues introduced in/with ISO/IEC 17025:2017 in comparison with similar requirements of ISO 15189; this includes risk based thinking, decision rule, uncertainty from sampling, ensuring quality (reference materials, PT), measurement traceability
  • present other recent developments e.g. ISO 17034, EEE-PT documents and relevant Eurachem guides
  • underline what is new for laboratories and accreditation bodies
  • discuss on the experience of laboratories in various sectors, problems and solutions
  • discuss how laboratories can proceed efficiently to address the new needs.

Programme and details

Available presentations are provided below.


Day 1 – Friday 21 February 2019

Day 2 – Friday 22 February 2019