ISO 17025

A consultant plays a pivotal role in facilitating the implementation of ISO 17025 within a laboratory setting. Starting with a comprehensive gap analysis, the consultant assesses the current state of the laboratory management system, identifying areas that need alignment with ISO 17025 standards. They then develop a detailed project plan, outlining tasks, timelines, and responsibilities. Education and training sessions follow, ensuring laboratory personnel comprehend ISO 17025 requirements and their roles in achieving compliance.

The consultant aids in the development and revision of documentation, including quality manuals and procedures, to meet ISO standards. Collaborating closely with the laboratory team, they guide the implementation of new processes and procedures, fostering the establishment of a robust quality management system. Through risk assessments, internal audits, and pre-assessment audits, the consultant identifies areas for improvement, offering corrective actions and preparing the laboratory for the formal accreditation audit.

Post-accreditation, they support continuous improvement initiatives, embedding a culture of ongoing self-assessment and refinement within the laboratory. Overall, the consultant serves as a valuable resource, ensuring a smooth and successful ISO 17025 implementation, ultimately enhancing the laboratory’s testing and calibration capabilities.

Development and Optimisation of Analytical Methods

Our consultants assume a central and indispensable role in facilitating the development and optimisation of analytical methods. Drawing upon their specialised expertise in various analytical techniques, consultants actively contribute to method selection and customisation to align with specific project requirements. Whether tasked with innovating new methods or refining existing ones, they play a crucial part in augmenting sensitivity, precision, and overall method performance. Our consultants guide and support the validation process, ensuring strict adherence to regulatory standards, and offer adept troubleshooting skills to overcome any challenges that may surface with sample preparation, and analysis. In addition, they provide comprehensive training for the client’s staff, fostering knowledge transfer and empowering the team to proficiently implement and sustain the methods. Going beyond initial development, our consultants help institute frameworks for continual improvement, conducting periodic reviews to keep methods abreast of evolving industry standards.