ISO/IEC 17025:2017 - Risk Management Requirements & Implementation in Laboratories (PTB Sponsored, under National Mission for Clean Ganga)

About ISO/IEC 17025:2017 - Risk Management requirements & implementation in Laboratories

ISO/IEC 17025:2017 is the international standard for testing and calibration laboratories. It sets out requirements for the Competence, Impartiality, and consistent operation of laboratories, ensuring the accuracy and reliability of their testing and calibration results.


ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard explicitly expects organizations to consider and identify actions to address risks and opportunities associated with their laboratory operations, processes, and activities, aimed at and resulting in improved performance.


By identifying and mitigating Risks, laboratories can improve the quality and reliability of their test results and calibration services. This leads to increased confidence in the accuracy of the laboratory's measurements. Risk Management provides laboratories with valuable insights into potential hazards and vulnerabilities in their operations.


Training Shall Broadly Cover

  • Provide an overview of the standard, its purpose, scope, and structure. Explain the key concepts, terminology, and requirements outlined in ISO/IEC 17025:2017
  • Introduction to Risk Management and its importance in laboratory operations. Explain the principles and benefits of risk management
  • An Understanding of ISO 31000:2018 ‘Risk Management — Guidelines’ Structure, Terms & Definitions in Risk Management, and Principles of Risk Management. Risk Management Framework and Risk Management Process
  • Various Risk Management techniques used in Laboratories as per IEC 31010:2019 ‘Risk Assessment Techniques’ such as Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Methods for mitigating and controlling Risk in Laboratory operations, including preventive measures, corrective actions, and contingency plans
  • Exercises/Workshops with real-life scenarios and case studies to make the training session interactive and more engaging
  • Risk Management examples specific to Laboratory activities, such as equipment maintenance, personnel training, and procedural controls
  • Dedicated ‘Question and Answer’ sessions to facilitate and provide participants with the opportunity to engage actively, seek clarification, and deepen their understanding through interactive dialogue



There are no formal prerequisites for attending the training ‘ISO/IEC 17025:2017 - Risk Management Requirements & implementation in Laboratories’. However, it is preferred if the participant has a basic understanding of concepts of Risk management, Laboratory operations etc.


Who Should Attend?

  • Quality/ Technical Managers in Laboratories
  • Laboratory technicians
  • Calibration specialist
  • Consultants
  • Quality Professionals
  • Assessors
  • Regulators, Internal Auditors, etc.


What’s Included?

  • Learning materials
  • Copy of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 (For Training Purposes only)
  • Certificate of participation (Certificate shall be issued as a ‘Soft Copy’ from our Training Portal. This certificate can be verified anytime from our website by entering its unique ID number or scanning the QR Code)


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