Take the ISO 9001 course exam and get the ISO 14001 or ISO 13485 course exam for free
LIMITED-TIME OFFER – VALID UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

Expert Advice Community

Guest

Adapting existing management system

  Quote
Guest
Guest user Created:   Oct 13, 2020 Last commented:   Oct 13, 2020

Adapting existing management system

If you already have a 17020 accreditation and you require a 17025 accreditation would it be best to adapt the existing management system or build a new separate one alongside?

0 1

Assign topic to the user

ISO 17025 DOCUMENTATION TOOLKIT

Step-by-step implementation for smaller companies.

ISO 17025 DOCUMENTATION TOOLKIT

Step-by-step implementation for smaller companies.

Expert
Tracey Evans Oct 13, 2020

Both ISO/IEC 17025:20117 and ISO/IEC 17020:2012 are conformity assessment standards. They have common requirements and are structured in the same way in terms of Management requirements, General, Structural, Resource and Process requirements. If the responsibility for the management systems is with the same person, or group of people; it should be straight forward to have common processes and procedures. You would need to integrate the laboratory activities into the current processes, for example complaints, corrective actions. I suggest you look at the responsibilities and perform a gap assessment on what is required to “add” or build on to your existing management system. Perform a risk and benefit analysis of merging the two systems.

For more information on ISO 17025 have a look at the toolkit at  https://advisera.com/17025academy/iso-17025-documentation-toolkit/

Quote
0 0

Comment as guest or Sign in

HTML tags are not allowed

Oct 13, 2020

Oct 13, 2020

Suggested Topics