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ISO 17025 Accreditation Consultants

MAS Management Systems provides accreditation consultant services to help your lab work better and smarter.

Why do you need us?

  • Achieve your goals for accreditation
  • Improve efficiencies and costs in your lab
  • Learn how to deal with your accreditation body to take away the frustration and save your sanity
  • Simplify your systems and integrate multiple management systems

If you’re considering applying for NATA accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025, ISO 15189, ISO/IEC 17020 or GLP, we can help you unravel the NATA maze and make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible.

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What Is

ISO/IEC 17025?

ISO/IEC 17025 is a lab management system standard for testing and calibration laboratories. It also includes the requirements for technical competence.

Laboratory accreditation bodies, such as NATA, use this Standard to evaluate the technical competence and management systems of a laboratory.

Gaining accreditation is not a simple task.

For example, you may have to wade through many additional documents to meet accreditation criteria. You may not have the resources to dedicate a staff member to take on this task while completing their own duties.

You may also feel anxious about facing an accreditation team. What will they be looking at? Will they be critical of your systems? And how will your staff react?

The good news is that the requirements are often things you are already doing, such as having trained and competent staff, calibrating equipment and undertaking quality control. But how do you demonstrate that competence in the accreditation context?

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We have some articles on how to navigate the NATA maze and upgrade your systems on our Blog page.

However, the best option is to contact us for an obligation-free discussion on how we can support your ISO/IEC 17025 lab accreditation journey.

We can answer your questions and help remove some of the anxiety you’re experiencing

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NATA Accreditation guidance

  • Gap Analysis
  • Document development
  • System implementation
  • Internal audits
  • Management reviews
  • Accreditation strategy development
  • Attendance at NATA visits
  • Submissions and responses to NATA
  • Advocacy to NATA and mediation

Training in

  • ISO/IEC17025 requirements
  • Measurement uncertainty
  • Traceability
  • Internal audits
  • Root cause analysis
  • Risk management
  • Documenting procedures
  • Mentoring staff
Why Choose

MAS Management Systems for your ISO/IEC 17025 Needs?

Unlock the full potential of your lab with our Quality Consulting services. We offer tailored solutions to streamline your processes, optimise performance, meet ISO/IEC 17025 and NATA accreditation requirements and exceed industry standards.

With over 30 years of working in accreditation, we know how to speak the language. You could call us the “NATA whisperers”. As well as knowing the accreditation and standards lingo, our Principal is also a lawyer. That means we have skills in advocating for clients that your average consultant doesn’t have. Plus we’re approachable, nice people who understand what it’s like to own and run a business. Our solutions are practical and innovative.

With our proven methodologies and expert guidance, you’ll enhance quality, boost customer satisfaction, and drive sustainable growth. Partner with us to elevate your competitive edge and transform challenges into opportunities for success. Make your business better and smarter.

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and smarter? Let us:

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Take you step-by-step through the accreditation requirements for ISO 17025, ISO 15189, ISO 17020 and Good Laboratory Practice (GLP)

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Show you how to comply with the ISO 9001 certification requirements

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Give you confidence when working with accreditation and certification bodies and regulators

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Solve your NATA accreditation, management system and compliance conundrums.

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Train your staff in implementing and auditing the requirements

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Develop a sound management system that will help you grow your business

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Show you how to optimise inefficient, costly and ineffective business systems and simplify your processes

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Workshop your business and marketing strategies to improve everyday operations.

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We’ll support your lab to maintain it! We can support you with:

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Your systems

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Your documents

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Internal audits

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Submissions and responses

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ISO/IEC 17025 compliance

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Advocacy to NATA and mediation

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Staff training and mentoring

About MAS Management Systems

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I have known Maree for many years and always valued her integrity and expertise in technical and quality matters but also her friendly and easy going nature. Maree helped me in the start up of Steel River Testing by providing support and advice to myself and and training for our staff. This was valuable in ensuring we not only met the requirements of ISO17025 but also we met those requirements in an efficient manner. I would happily recommend Maree for anyone requiring assistance or support in establishing and maintaining a quality system.

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Michael Campbell
Director, Steel River Testing

Maree and her team are very experienced professionals and well skilled in their craft. Client service is first class. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Maree and her business

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Andrew Nicholls
NCS Group

Maree has an amazing grasp of laboratory and quality issues based on experience rather than theory. A true ‘go to person’ on the application of testing to real world issues.

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Founder and Managing Director Think Sustainability

I would highly recommended Maree Stuart for the services provided by MAS Management Systems as NATA Laboratory Accreditation Consultants. Last year, I have worked hand in hand…

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Vipul Gajjar
Laboratory Director, Light Science Pty Ltd

Top notch management consultancy with professional staff. Maree is a great person to work with

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Raja Pradeep

Thank you again for all your help with training my staff and with the submission, I really cannot thank you enough. Yes it has been a very long road and it is a great achievement to get it in the first submission but it felt like we have been doing it for years, which we have. We look forward to annoying/working with you in the future as we grow.

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Manager, Westgate Labs Pty Limited

Need more Information?

Who is ISO 17025 for?

ISO 17025 accreditation is designed primarily for laboratories that perform testing and calibration services, encompassing a wide range of organizations including independent and government laboratories, research centres, and quality control units within manufacturing companies.

It is particularly relevant for those entities seeking to establish their technical competence in conducting tests or calibrations, and for laboratories where the ability to produce valid and reliable results, consistent with international standards, is crucial.

This accreditation is often essential for laboratories that need to demonstrate their operational competence to clients, regulatory authorities, or both. These are especially true in industries where testing and calibration precision is critical.

Some industries are:

  • Healthcare
  • Civil Engineering
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Asset management
  • Food
  • Pharmaceuticals
Why should laboratories get an ISO 17025 Accreditation?

ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation not only boosts a laboratory’s credibility and quality assurance but also aligns it with international standards, making it a valuable asset in the global marketplace.

Some benefits of having an ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation are:

  • Demonstration of Technical Competence
  • Quality Assurance
  • Market Credibility
  • International Recognition
  • Regulatory Compliance
NATA Accreditation

NATA Accreditation is sought by laboratories as formal recognition that an organisation is competent to carry out specific tasks.

At MAS Management Systems, we assist you with attaining your NATA accreditation goals, regardless of your industry.

This includes services in:

– management system development and maintenance
– internal auditing
– pre-assessment audits
– training in understanding accreditation requirements.

We can also help you to develop management systems that are integrated with your existing business systems and certifications.

You’ll benefit from our extensive experience working within the accreditation industry. Our excellent understanding of the NATA accreditation process and the requirements for NATA accreditation means that we can smooth your accreditation journey.

Contact us for an obligation-free confidential discussion.

ISO Certification

Certification is the third-party recognition that a product, service, system, process or material conforms to specific requirements.

There are a number of types of certification available, including management system certification and product certification.

At MAS Management Systems, we offer assistance to organisations undergoing management system certification in a range of areas.

The most well-known examples of management systems certification are quality and environmental management systems as conforming (respectively) to ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 standards.

Certification programs also exist for a range of aspects of business operations, including Food Safety/Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) and Safety management systems.

Management Systems Made Easy

There are a variety of approaches to quality management, as demonstrated by the profusion of standards and codes of practice available across industries.

The core of these standards and codes is that implementation of the philosophy will lead businesses to be more productive, effective and competent.

However, delivery of this outcome can be difficult to achieve.

We can assist your organisation to reach your certification goals for a variety of programs.

With our experience in the conformity assessment industry, coupled with our staff’s formal management training and experience, we offer an exceptional service in assisting businesses to realise these goals with a minimum of fuss and expenditure.

We can also help you to develop management systems which are integrated with your existing business systems.

Contact us for an obligation-free confidential discussion.

Quality Management services

There’s no need to resource the role of Quality Manager from your own staff.

We can take away the hassle and do the job for you!

As well as saving you time and money, this can lead to real improvements in your business.

Contact us for an obligation-free confidential discussion.

Training courses

Do your staff need training in NATA accreditation (ISO 17025/ ISO 15189/ ISO 17020/ GLP)?

Or do they need upskilling in technical tasks like Measurement Uncertainty, Traceability or Internal Audits, Risk Management or Writing Procedures?

We can bring our training courses to your lab to ensure that your most important assets are functioning at their best.

Our flagship training courses cover Measurement Uncertainty, Traceability and Internal Auditing.

Measurement Uncertainty training course
Get the tools you need to assess the measurement uncertainty of your methods efficiently. Use that information to design your testing processes and calibration regimes to meet NATA’s requirements for metrological traceability.

The aim is for laboratory staff to not only develop confidence in calculating MU, brurt also intelligently evaluate the effects of various sources of measurement uncertainty so that an appropriate calibration strategy can be determined and submitted as a part of the NATA assessment process. The principles covered in this course can be extended to cover other sources of uncertainty and different analytical techniques.

Without a Trace: simple steps to measurement traceability
Do you need a clear plan to achieve traceability in your laboratory and meet NATA’s requirements for metrological traceability? Refresh your knowledge of traceability and develop appropriate strategies for ensuring the traceability of test results.

The aim is for laboratory staff to intelligently evaluate the traceability of calibrations and reference materials and respond to NATA’s requirements.

Internal Auditing 101 and Beyond
Do you need to kick-start your internal audit program? Need to train up some new auditors? Or perhaps you’d like to get more out of your audits and make them zing? Our Internal Auditing 101 and Beyond course can help you to cover off the basics of auditing, learn techniques and tools for auditing, and re-invigorate your internal audit program so you get more bang for your buck.

The aim is for laboratory staff to learn or refresh their knowledge of internal audit techniques and interpersonal communication strategies. Participants will also learn handy tips for writing up audit notes and putting together an internal audit report that is useful for management. Managers can learn how to effectively schedule audits using a risk-based approach.

We also offer training in
– Quality Management systems
Risk management
Root cause analysis
Documenting policies and procedures
Advanced Lab Management and Quality
– Continuous improvement methods and tools
– Project management
– Method validation
– Business planning

Perhaps you need training that incorporates elements of all of these. We can tailor a training program to suit your needs.

Contact us for an obligation-free confidential discussion.

Method Validation, Measurement Uncertainty, and Traceability

ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO 15189 require laboratories to validate their methods and estimate the measurement uncertainty of their results. Many laboratories are confused how to approach this. Is it all worth the angst? What real improvements can be realised through addressing this issue?

There are many benefits to understanding a measurement system. This includes improvements to the measurement process and greater understanding by the users of the quality of the results. Laboratory staff can use this information to identify possible improvements to various facets of their work, including equipment needs, calibration requirements and competency assessments.

At MAS Management Systems, our staff have skills in Chemistry and Microbiology and a practical understanding of the concepts of metrology and how these are used.

We can provide in-house training to your staff in this area and assist you in implementing the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO 15189.

Contact us for an obligation-free confidential discussion.

Our Service Promise

The philosophy of MAS Management Systems is to work with our clients to deliver the best quality solutions to your business problems. In delivering our service, we promise to:

– Act with integrity at all times

– Be courteous, helpful and professional in our dealings with you

– Provide timely service to our customers

– Listen to our clients to understand their needs and how we can best meet them

– Maintain confidentiality with respect to all documents and information gathered as a part of our dealings with you.

To achieve this we will keep you informed of any issues that affect our ability to provide you with a timely service.

We are also happy to enter into confidentiality agreements with your organisation prior to the commencement of work. We are covered by Professional Indemnity insurance, thereby providing you with additional assurance of our integrity.

If you are happy with our service, please take the time to tell us.

If you are dissatisfied, please assist by advising us, so that we can improve on our processes to better meet your needs.

We look forward to working with you!

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