» ISO 17025 Conformity Challenges – Hotspots Workshop

14 July, 2020

As the mid-point for the transition from ISO/IEC 17025: 2005 to ISO/IEC 17025: 2017 approaches, UKAS has identified the requirements within the new edition that are frequently misunderstood or misinterpreted. These can lead to wasted effort by staff trying to implement a process that does not adequately meet requirements or does not provide the full benefits that the standard intended. Unnecessary changes may sometimes also be made. To help address any confusions that may exist, UKAS has developed an interactive workshop that draws upon the experiences gained by our assessment teams, but also on the experiences of participants where we will encourage best practice to be shared.

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Workshop agenda and benefits

A day of learning, exercises and idea sharing, covering topics including:
•Management System Options
•Opinions and Interpretations
•Uncertainty and Traceability
•Risk and Opportunity
•Decision Rules
•Assuring the Validity of Results

Meet the trainers

This course is delivered by: 

Trevor Thompson
Trevor Thompson started his career applying electronics to classical metrology at the National Physical Laboratory.  He joined the UK’s first national accreditation scheme for testing laboratories, NATLAS at its launch back in 1981.  He has assessed and accredited many laboratories, mainly Electrical and Physical  while serving UKAS for many years.  Trevor was the UK BSI representative  at  ISO/CASCO for the rewriting of ISO/IEC 17025 and a member of the drafting group.  He also represented UKAS at EA and ILAC level and is a Fellow of the Institute of Measurement and Control.  His main interest is presently in the promulgation of the understanding of the new  version of the Standard, Decision Rules, simple uncertainty of measurement regimes and laboratory management systems offering added value through accreditation.  Trevor has written and delivered laboratory accreditation training material worldwide.