Laboratory Management (Quality) Systems
NISTIR 7028 Type Evaluation Quality Manual Template
This NISTIR has been compiled as part of its technical support to the U.S. commercial W&M system, NIST Weights and Measures Division created this quality manual template to assist type evaluation laboratories in documenting their quality systems. As such, this quality manual template is specifically designed for type evaluation testing laboratories. The quality manual template is based on ISO/IEC 17025 requirements. Although this manual is not numerically formatted identical to the ISO/IEC 17025 standard, the requirements of the standard are addressed in the quality manual. Each Section of the quality manual is cross-reference to the ISO/IEC 17025 requirements so that auditors and others can located where the requirements are addressed in the quality manual.
The U.S. type evaluation laboratories are encouraged to use the template to document their laboratory quality system. Other testing laboratories may also use this template to assist them in their quality system.
NISTIR5802 Quality Manual Template
The NISTIR 5802 "Quality Manual Template" is a sample quality manual that was specifically developed to assist the State metrology laboratories in conforming to ISO/IEC Guide 25 and ISO 9001 in the early 1990s. It is available below for downloading, but should only be used for archival purposes.
Draft Standard Administrative Procedures
Standard Administrative Procedures were also developed for State metrology laboratories to provide generic administrative procedures specified in the NISTIR 5802 that may be fairly common among the State laboratories. The draft version of the Standard Administrative Procedures is available for download below.
Files Available by Download
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Note: If this file format is not accessible, one paper copy of this document will be mailed if a request is sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.