Training Resources

Introduction to ISO/IEC 17020: 2012 for Inspection Bodies – full-length training video available for purchase via UDEMY (click on the title link to be re-directed to relevant UDEMY page).

An overview is provided in the video below or Click here to play directly in YouTube in your default browser.

The course provides training in the requirements of ISO/IEC 17020: 2012 ‘Conformity Assessment – Requirements for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspection.   It commences with an overview of the principles of Quality Management and improvement in the context of an inspection body, provides an overview of ISO/IEC 17020 followed by a detailed discussion on each requirement.  The course also provides an overview of typical quality management system structures and on the steps required to implement the standard and to obtain accreditation.

ISO/IEC 17025:2005 to 2017 Transition Video– available for purchase for £25.00

One hour length video to highlight the differences between the 2005 and 2017 version of ISO/IEC 17025.  Click on the link above to see a free overview and to continue to purchase if desired.  (Please note the Transition Video is a streamed file – you will receive a link to the file when you purchase).

Free Resources

Forensic Science Regulator Codes of Practice and Conduct (Gap Assessment)(click to read/download)

Qualimetric’s free ‘gap’ assessment highlights the additional requirements in the 7th issue of the FSC-C-100  (effective from March 22nd 2021).  This latest issue provides new timelines for implementation, enhanced requirements relating to data security and a new Appendix referring to requirements for the assessment, collection and recording of forensic science related evidence relating to Sexual Assault and use of ISO 15189.

ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Explanatory Infographic

ISO/IEC 17020:2012 Explanatory Infographic

ISO 15189 Explanatory Infographic

ISO 22870 Explanatory Infographic

Overview of ISO 15189 and 22870 clinical quality standards

We have recently received a large amount of requests for assistance in setting up systems to meet ISO 15189 and 22870 (Point of Care Testing).  We have produced this video to give an overview of these standards and the process for accreditation. The video is free of charge, but if you like it we would very much appreciate it if you could make a donation to the Zoe COVID-19 Symptom study to contribute to their outstanding work.  Just Giving Zoe Covid-19 Study .  Click on the video below or Click here to play directly in YouTube in your default browser.

Covid 19 Testing – Government requirements relating to sampling and testing

Providers of Covid-19 testing and sample collection relating to ‘Test to Release for International Travel requirements have now been released by the UK Government.  Click on the link in the title above to see more information and useful links.

Quality Management System Standards in Forensics : An Executive Overview

We have produced a free 20 minute video presentation which provides an overview of the application of Quality Management System Standards such as ISO/IEC 17025 and 17020 as applied to Forensics organisations serving the Criminal Justice System in the UK.   Click on the link in the title of this paragraph to view the video.

Additional requirements of ISO/IEC 17020 over ISO/IEC 17025

This document sets out to identify the requirements of ISO/IEC 17020:2012 (Conformity assessment – Requirements for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspection) over and above those given in ISO/IEC 17025: 2017 (General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories).