Presentation on theme: "Preparing an EMC Laboratory for A2LA Accreditation By Dr. Philip Fanson A2LA auditor."— Presentation transcript:
Preparing an EMC Laboratory for A2LA Accreditation By Dr. Philip Fanson A2LA auditor
Needed Documents n Quality manual n Procedures/ instructions n Proficiency data n Test reports n A2LA application
Quality manual n Policies n Document control n Job Descriptions n Internal audits n Management Review (executive management)
Quality manual cont. n Complaint system n Shall Include vs. Shall Ensure n Obsolete documents n Document retention
Procedures/ instructions n Laboratory has wide latitude n Can be cited only if the absence of such instructions could jeopardize the results
Proficiency data n Most AEMCLAP tests require performance histories n A2LA is defining a program for electrical testing.
Test reports n The laboratory may report in a simplified way. n Any data not reported from 5.10.2, 5.10.3 and 5.10.4 must be present in the labs record system. n All reports issued during the accreditation period may be reviewed by the auditor.
A2LA application n Need a owned copy of ISO 17025. n Go to the A2LA web site for application materials n Fill out the ISO 17025 check list
Other items n Normative and informative appendixes n Software n Calibration requirement n Measurement Uncertainty
Day of the Audit n Have all records required by 17025 available at the site of the review. Note:An asterisk (*) in the comments section indicates that the assessor must document the specific objective evidence reviewed in association with that requirement. Objective evidence information is mandatory for those clauses.
Day of the Audit cont. n Have both the internal audit results and management review minutes available. n Have at least one test report and test plan if required by the test available for each test on the scope. n On reaccredidation be sure to have performance histories up to date.
Day of the Audit cont. n Since personnel records are usually in HR or the Managers office, prearrange their availability. n Relax, we dont bite.
Check lists n ISO 17025 n AEMCLAP n Test matrix