Quality Assurance


This department manages and monitors all laboratory activities and assuring they meet with the setup regulations and operate within framework of national and international standards.


  • Ensure implementation of Quality Management System and Laboratory. Accreditation Requirements by all departments of the Agency.
  • Advise Chief Government Chemist on all matters related to Quality Assurance and management of risks and its internal controls
  • Assess the departments risk analysis and implement mitigation measures accordingly.
  • Validate and review analytical methods and SOPs for analysis of chemical, chemical products, cosmetics, food, food products, pharmaceuticals, DNA samples, forensic samples, environmental samples and occupational health.
  •  Facilitate and monitor Proficiency Testing (PT) program on matters relating to functions of the Agency.
  • Oversee preparation of technical specifications for purchase of equipment, glassware, reference standards, culture media, chemicals, reagents, and consumables.
  • Coordinate and conduct internal and external quality audits.
  • Coordinate periodic quality management reviews.
  •  Manage quality management system documentation.
  • Monitor and review compliance with national and international standards and legislation.
  • Support development, implementation, approval and keep in custody the CGCLA standard Operating Procedures.
  • To Design and implement an overall risk management process with risk audit Standard Operating Procedures for the Agency.
  • Establish, maintain and update risk register; and
  • Coordinate incorporation of Risk Management activities into other operational processes including Strategic planning, annual planning and budgeting.