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CPD Webinar 10: ISO/IEC 17025:2017

ISO/IEC 17025:2017 - Clause 8 Management system requirements Clause 8.9 Management review. 0.2 CPD Credits in Category 1.

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CPD Article – Internal Audits

There are requirements to perform internal audits in almost all quality management standards e.g. ISO 9001, ISO 17020 and ISO 17025. But the requirements on the auditors are rather limited in all these standards. In this Cook Book the role of the internal auditor is discussed.

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CPD Article – SOFTWARE VALIDATION IN ISO17025 (Dos, Don’ts and Difficulties)

The analysis by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of 3140 medical device recalls conducted between 1992 and 1998 revealed that 242 of them (7.7%) were attributable to software failures [1]. This is software written and installed by reputable firms that comply to FDA regulations. ISO17025 accredited laboratories often rely on software routines and Office scripts that are written in-house by a user that has a basic idea of how Excel works. How much more is this type of software likely to fail?

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CPD Webinar 9: ISO/IEC 17025:2017

ISO/IEC 17025:2017 – Clause 8 Management requirements: 8.7 & 8.8 Actions to address risks and opportunities and 8.6 Improvement. 0.2 CPD Credits in Category 1.

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CPD Article – Laboratory Risk Management and Assessment (On ISO 17025 perspective)

ISO 17025, in its most basic form, encompasses a management system for laboratories to ensure competence and continued improvement through risk management. A successful laboratory business therefore needs to manage operational, business and technical risks to facilitate secure, safe, healthy and environmentally acceptable operations.

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CPD Article – The Benefits of Accreditation

Many companies debate the merits of applying for accreditation. In this paper, we will investigate what accreditation means along with some of the advantages and international trade requirements. We will also briefly review the interaction of the International Standards and the Organisations that are involved in the processes.

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CPD Article – 2en and the Art of Inter-Laboratory Comparisons

Proficiency testing is a method of demonstrating how well one can perform a task, compared to others performing the same task. Calibration laboratories usually achieve their proficiency testing requirements by participating in inter-laboratory comparisons (ILCs), but those in developing countries are often challenged by only having a small number of participants available.

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CPD Webinar 8: ISO/IEC 17025:2017

ISO/IEC 17025:2017 – Clause 8 Management requirements: 8.5 Actions to address risks and opportunities and 8.6 Improvement. 0.2 CPD Credits in Category 1.

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CPD Webinar 7: ISO/IEC 17025:2017

ISO/IEC 17025:2017 - Clause 8 Management requirements: 8.3 Control of management system documents and 8.4 Control of records. 0.2 CPD Credits in Category 1.

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CPD Webinar – SAIMM Part 1, cloSURE™

SAIMM Webinar held 5th May 2020: cloSURETM, the story of Mintek’s passive sulphate reduction process for treatment of water after mine closure: Part 1 – Exploring the problem. 0.1 CPD Credits in Category 1.

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CPD Article – Water Quality Module of WET-Health (Version 2.0)

The original version of WET-Health (Macfarlane et al. 2008) does not include a module for water quality and, while the Wetland Index of Habitat Integrity (Wetland-IHI, after DWAF 2007) does, it is rudimentary and not particularly user-friendly. As such, a Water Quality module has been developed... 0.1 CPD Credits in Category 1.

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CPD Article – Vegetation Module of WET-Health (Version 2.0)

The Present State of the vegetation is evaluated based on the degree to which current vegetation composition has deviated from perceived natural or reference conditions. Assessing this deviation is based primarily on what “should not be there” (e.g. invasive alien species or a high abundance of ruderal (weedy) species) rather than on the composition of indigenous plants that “should be there”. 0.1 CPD Credits in Category 1.

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CPD Article – Hydrology Module of WET-Health (Version 2.0)

The hydrology of a wetland can be altered through (i) human modifications to the catchment which change the quantity and pattern of water inputs to the wetland and (ii) human modifications taking place within the wetland itself which alter the distribution and retention patterns of water within that wetland. 0.1 CPD Credits in Category 1.

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CPD Article – Geomorphology Module of WET-Health (Version 2.0)

The module seeks to unpack the key elements of wetland geomorphology in a manner which enables the consistent assessment of PES by different users. 0.1 CPD Credits in Category 1.

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CPD Course, Legislation – how to not get lost in the labyrinth …

This short course aims to provide an overview of some of the aspects I have learnt that allow me to navigate environmental legislation specifically in South Africa – with the intent being to ensure that mistakes or misinterpretations are avoided. 0.2 CPD Credits in category 1.

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CPD Article – Noise Induced Hearing Loss in Industry

Legislation makes the employer and the employee responsible to ensure that employees do not suffer hearing acuity loss due to exposure to noise in the workplace. (0.1 CPD Credits in category 1)

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CPD ARTICLES FOR AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION

The dearth of success stories around extension projects implemented across South Africa (and Sub-Saharan Africa), even after substantial investment and effort, begs the question: more extension, less adoption, why? (0.1 CPD Credits per article in Category 1, Total of 10 articles 1 Credit)

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CPD Webinar 6: ISO/IEC 17025:2017

WEBINAR 6 - ISO/IEC 17025:2017 - Clause 8.1 & 8.2. (Category 1 CPD Credits 0.2.)

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CPD Webinar 5: ISO/IEC 17025:2017

WEBINAR 5 - ISO/IEC 17025:2017 - Clause 7.8, 7.9, 7.10 & 7.11. (Category 1 CPD Credits 0.2.)

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CPD Webinar 4: ISO/IEC 17025:2017

WEBINAR 4 - ISO/IEC 17025:2017 - Clause 7.4, 7.5, & 7.7. (Category 1 CPD Credits 0.2.)

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