Course Details

This course is an introduction to metrology and traceability of measurement as it pertains to the laboratory setting.  Basic statistical tools required for the application of knowledge will also be addressed. The subject matter enables an understandable application of the requirement of the International Standard ISO/IEC 17025 for calibration of equipment and measurement traceability.  The tools to be employed in the design of a calibration programme for a laboratory will be discussed.

The workshop will be conducted using a combination of “interactive” lecture style, Power Point presentations, and group exercises the demonstrate application of topics presented.

An evaluation form will be provided to the participants at the end of the programme to rank the course content, training material, facilitator and overall level of the programme using a numbered scale

  • Assess the effectiveness of a measurement system
  • Define and explain the basic concepts of metrology
  • Identify basic statistical tools to be used in measurement
  • Define a laboratory traceability policy
  • Design a calibration and maintenance programme for equipment
  • Interpret Calibration Certificates


  • Capability to perform basic mathematical functions
  • Working knowledge of laboratory and/or production operations
  • Application of quality management systems in organizations

Course Introduction

  • Pre-course Quiz
  • Overview of Conformity Assessment and Accreditation concepts

An Introduction to Metrology

  • Measurement
  • Introduction to Metrology
  • Definition of Metrology
  • Basic Terms
  • International System of Units
  • Mathematical Tools
  • Introduction to measurement uncertainty
  • Calibration
  • Measurement Quality

Final quiz to demonstrate the attendee’s ability in applying the knowledge gained from this course.

  • Participant Manual
  • ISO/IEC 17025 – General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories
  • Access to Measuring devices and specimens for demonstration purposes

For registration and further information

Damien Chapman


Dymphana McEachrane


Premier Quality Services Limited

2 Century Drive, Trincity Industrial Estate, Macoya

Phone: (868) 662-8827 Ext. 2501, 2505, 2507

             (868) 645-9026/ 9268        

Fax:      (868) 645-8879