Effective quality management is a key requirement of any business and laboratory service, not least within analytically-based evidence to the Courts and elsewhere. It is also one of the biggest challenges. Appropriate preparation and execution is an important factor in quality management success. Elliott Forensic Consulting can review and advise on all aspects of quality management systems in relation to toxicology, including;
- Organisational planning
- Documentation and control
- Practical implementation (the importance of which cannot be underestimated)
- Introducing and maintaining a quality culture in the workplace
For organisations looking at internationally-recognised ISO accreditation (e.g. ISO/IEC 17025:2017) or extension of existing scope, pre-accreditation reviews as well as accreditation application and visit support is available. Continual improvement is a principal feature of accreditation and external review can assist in progressing this to the benefit of your organisation and importantly your customers. External review can also assist with impartiality as well as risk and opportunity awareness which are key aspects of the 2017 version of the standard.