Free PJLA Webinars
PJLA is now offering free webinars on various topics in relation to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 for both testing and calibration laboratories.
These are for all interested parties including: laboratories seeking accreditation, accredited laboratories, assessors and consultants.
Thursday, September 23 – 1:00pm EST
5 Steps to the Accreditation Process with Tracy Szerszen
This webinar will educate participants on the various steps of the accreditation process including: the application process, preliminary assessment activities (scheduling and pre-documentation submission), the on-site assessment, assessment closure process (corrective action) and the final accreditation process including certificate processing. In addition to the initial steps to accreditation participants will hear about what’s next after they become accredited including on-going maintenance assessments (surveillance), scope expansions, notification requirements i.e. change of ownership, equipment, location, staff. This is a great webinar for all PJLA existing and applicant customers or for anyone that is interested in learning about the process.
Presented by: Tracy Szerszen, PJLA President
Wednesday, September 29 – 1:00pm EST
A Look at ISO/IEC 17025:2017 – Section 6.6: Externally Provided Products and Services
When you are selecting a potential vendor, you are selecting a partner in your business, and you will trust them to work with you in a professional and profitable manner. It is important that you choose a company that can supply your current and future needs. Section 6.6 combines both purchasing and subcontracting. This webinar will look at the requirements for retaining records and having procedural information regarding your critical suppliers. This includes the basis for qualifications which are needed along with the expanded requirement of monitoring of the performance and re-evaluation of your critical suppliers. Communicating your needs to your supplier will be reviewed along with informing your customer if you had the need to subcontract their tests or calibrations.
Presented by: PJLA Calibration Program Manager, Michael Kramer