Equipment management is one of the essential elements of a quality management system. Proper management of the equipment in the laboratory is necessary to ensure accurate, reliable, and timely testing. The benefits of a good equipment management program are many:

  • helps to maintain a high level of laboratory performance; • reduces variation in test results, and improves the technologist’s confidence in the accuracy of testing results • lowers repair costs, as fewer repairs will be needed for a well-maintained instrument; • lengthens instrument life; • reduces interruption of services due to breakdowns and failures; • increases safety for workers; • produces greater customer satisfaction.