When risks are mentioned, they usually refer to risks related to safety, quality, or data. Rarely, is the reference to risks related to the qualified status of laboratory equipment. However, the results that the particular equipment produces are only trustworthy if the equipment maintains a qualified status. This means that in the absence of proof equipment qualification, your results may be in doubt. Furthermore, your equipment must be qualified for validated processes. If this is not or not anymore the case, the validated process is also at risk.