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Lab signatures

I want to ask if we implement forms which have three signatures, the QC specialist, technical manager and lab manager. if we want to add the fourth signature of Labs manager I. e manager of several labs, we can add it. is it possible to exclude the lab manager from the signature and add only the lab managers? This will affect iso 17025 or not?
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ISO 17025 DOCUMENTATION TOOLKIT

Step-by-step implementation for smaller companies.

ISO 17025 DOCUMENTATION TOOLKIT

Step-by-step implementation for smaller companies.

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Tracey Evans Nov 11, 2021

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is it possible to exclude the lab manager from the signature and add only the lab managers?

Yes, this may be possible. Because forms are documents - meaning they are formatted to contain information that will be filled and become a record;  all forms must be controlled as per your document control procedure. ISO 17025 does not prescribe who has to sign and how many signatures there needs to be. It is the laboratory's responsibility to consider the risk and to what extent your documents need to be managed.  The purpose is to ensure the forms are designed with the correct fields in order to obtain and retain meaningful, required information. Typically, a document has an author (subject knowledgeable or expert), a reviewer (subject knowledgeable or expert), and an approver (authorizer). The reviewer and approver (authorizer) may even be the same person.

For more information on document control, see the ISO 17025 toolkit document template: Document and Record Control Procedure at https://advisera.com/17025academy/documentation/document-and-record-control-procedure.

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