The QHSE unit’s activities help the institute fulfilling its mission and meeting the expectations of its stakeholders, while supporting the researchers’ activities.
The ISO 9001 certification awarded in 2013 to part of LIH’s units and services is an acknowledgement of the institute’s commitment to quality management.
In that framework, the unit is responsible for the development of LIH’s Quality Management System (QMS), which drives the institute towards continuous improvement by increasing research reliability and action efficiency.
The respect of good laboratory practices, the implementation of appropriate processes as well as the “Plan, Do, Check, Act method” are as many key QMS tools in developing the performances of LIH’s research.
To foster the institute’s attractiveness and increase the number and diversity of LIH’s partners, the Quality team also supports the research units in the development of new standards such as GCP (Good Clinical Practices) or ISO 17025 (general requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories).
Additionaly, the QHSE team’s mission includes overseeing the general health and safety of the institute’s collaborators and developing awareness of the risk raised by their activities. The unit also takes the appropriate preventive measures to minimize the impact of LIH’s activities on the environment.
Head of Unit
Following his PhD in Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM) inside the unit “Cell Death and Cancer”, Dr. Laurent Prévotat joined SEDIAG in 2007 (SME specialized in Phytopathogen detection) as International Product Manager. In 2010, he took over the responsibilities of Head of Laboratory and Quality Manager, supervising the laboratory and developing the quality management system mainly focused on ISO 17025 and ISO 9001 standards.