Assessors and Experts

Assessors and Technical Experts

Assessors and Technical Experts play a vital role for Laboratory Accreditation Bureau. The effectiveness and credibility of the accreditation process depends on the competence, professionalism and integrity of its Assessors and Technical Experts. Assessors must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing while maintaining a suitable and effective personality. All must have direct laboratory experience in the fields of testing and calibration for which they will be performing assessments.

Confidentially, Ethics, and Conduct

All L-A-B Assessors and Technical Experts are trained by L-A-B and required to sign ethics and code of conduct forms to formally confirm their willingness to observe and be bound by strict L-A-B guidelines. Assessors and Technical Experts ensure the impartiality of their conduct by declaring any conflicts of interest with activities related to the laboratory and the accreditation process.

Assessor Attributes

L-A-B Assessors are competent to effectively plan and conduct assessment, and then report on those assessment activities.  Technical Experts are competent to participate in the assessment process and provide the technical expertise to attest to the competence of laboratory personnel. The competence of Assessors and Technical Experts is based on a foundation of education, training and experience.  Assessors and Technical Experts are evaluated by the demonstration of the application of specific knowledge, skills and personal attributes which include the following:

  • Open minded and mature, willing to consider alternative ideas or points of view
  • Possessing sound judgment, analytical skills, and tenacity
  • The ability to perceive situations in a realistic way
  • Understanding complex operations from a broad perspective
  • Perceiving the role of individual units within an organization
  • Able to distinguish crucial or essential points from less important ones
  • Ethical, fair, truthful, sincere, honest and discreet
  • Diplomatic, tactful in dealing with people
  • Observant, actively aware of physical surroundings and activities and habits
  • Tenacious, persistent, focused on achieving objectives
  • Decisive, reaching timely conclusions based on logical reasoning and analysis
  • Self-reliant, acts and functions independently while interacting effectively with others