Dubai is a  business hub where world class businesses and companies are competing hard against each other in order to gain maximum profit. These companies are always trying to prove themselves best in their trade and an effective way to do so is by getting ISO certification.

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ISO 17025 – THE 2017 VERSION

ISO/IEC 17025:2017 specifies the general requirements for the competence, impartiality and consistent operation of laboratories.

ISO/IEC 17025:2017 is applicable to all organizations performing laboratory activities, regardless of the number of personnel.

Laboratory customers, regulatory authorities, organizations and schemes using peer-assessment, accreditation bodies, and others use ISO/IEC 17025:2017 in confirming or recognizing the competence of laboratories.

In order to reflect the latest changes in market conditions and technology, the new edition of the standard encompasses the activities and new ways of working of laboratories today. It covers technical changes, vocabulary and developments in IT techniques and takes into consideration the latest version of ISO 9001 on quality management.

The three Convenors of CASCO working group 44 (CASCO/WG 44) that revised the standard tell us why the new version of ISO/IEC 17025 is so important for laboratories:

Laboratories already accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 will need to transition their processes to the new version within a three-year period from the publication date of the new standard. The Joint ILAC-ISO Communique explains this timeframe transition.

ISO/IEC 17025:2017 was developed jointly by ISO and the International ELectrotechnical Commission (IEC) under the responsibility of the ISO Committee on conformity assessment (CASCO).

WHAT ARE THE MAIN CHANGES IN THE 2017 VERSION?

  • The scope has been revised to cover testing, calibration and sampling associated with subsequent calibration and testing.
  • The process approach now matches that of newer standards such as ISO 9001 (quality management), ISO 15189 (quality of medical laboratories) and ISO/IEC 17021-1 (requirements for audit and certification bodies).
  • The standard has now a stronger focus on information technologies and incorporates the use of computer systems, electronic records and the production of electronic results and reports.
  • A new chapter introduces the concept of risk-based thinking.

ISO 17025 Accreditation

Using ISO/IEC 17025 facilitates cooperation between laboratories and other bodies. It assists in the exchange of information and experience and helps harmonize standards and procedures. “ISO/IEC 17025 impacts the results delivered by laboratories in a number of ways. The standard requires them to meet criteria for competence of their personnel, the calibration and maintenance of their equipment and the overall processes they use to generate the data. This requires laboratories to think and operate in a way that ensures their processes are under control and their data are reliable.” Results also gain wider acceptance between countries when laboratories conform to the standard.

Our consultants are trained and experienced in the field in addition to having the highest pedigree and qualifications. Their expertise will give you the greatest chance of getting an ISO Certification.

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