ISO/IEC 17025, General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories, is the international reference for testing and calibration laboratories wanting to demonstrate their capacity to deliver reliable results.
ISO/IEC 17025 Certification Definition
ISO/IEC 17025 is a company level accreditation based on a standard published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) titled “General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories”. ISO/IEC 17025 is a general umbrella term used to refer to the specific standard; the current version of this standard is ISO/IEC 17025:2005. Th e standard contains two main sections: management requirements (primarily related to the operation and effectiveness of the quality management system within the laboratory) and technical requirements (primarily related to the competence of staff and calibration of equipment). The standard also give requirements related to quality management such as document control and corrective action. This standard is the basis for accreditation from an accrediting body. This accreditation is specific to a scope.
This accreditation is intended for all organizations performing tests and/or calibration, including first-, second- and third-party laboratories where testing and/or calibration forms part of inspection and product certification.
Accreditation will be issued by accrediting bodies after successful completion of an audit.
Why is it important to calibrate your instruments in an ISO 17025 Accredited lab?
ISO 17025 Accreditation proves a laboratory has an acceptable quality management system in place, and it has the ability and competence to provide testing and calibration results. Accredited labs perform tests against the international standards (ISO 17025) and results are mutually acceptable between different governmental and regulatory organizations. The arrangement between accreditation bodies is that accredited members’ test results will meet the same minimum quality standard regardless of the accreditation body and that the calibration results wolud be recognized as if they had performed the calibration themselves.
What benefits will it bring to my business or organization?
ISO/IEC 17025 enables laboratories to demonstrate that they operate competently and generate valid results, thereby promoting confidence in their work both nationally and around the world. It also helps facilitate cooperation between laboratories and other bodies by generating wider acceptance of results between countries. Test reports and certificates can be accepted from one country to another without the need for further testing, which, in turn, improves international trade.
Why choose Exsolution Group to ISO 17025 Accreditation?
Exsolution Group is one of the leading players in the Consulting Industry in the United Arab Emirates and GCC
We focus on policy structuring, planning, implementation, operational standards, improvement and management reviews as well as other tasks related to international standards and benchmarks, not only offering valuable insights and support to those who aim to obtain ISO certification, but also to those businesses who strive to maintain their status and excellence standards.
We have been operating for quite some time, and this has allowed us to obtain tremendous experience during our years of existence. Our consultants are well versed in all the ISO Standards and will provide you with insight into all aspects of the process.
We have got here to this stage only through perseverance and hard work, and therefore we will bring along these qualities to your doorstep once you hire us. Our expertise in dealing with ISO Certification in Dubai and the Emirates will give you the best chance of being awarded the certificate in the least amount of time.
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