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Lab testing with ISO/IEC 17025: 2017

WHAT IS ISO/IEC 17025?

"ISO/IEC 17025: General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories", is applicable for laboratories of any size and sector performing calibrations and/or testing.


Accreditation to this standard shows that you operate a quality system, are technically competent and can generate technically valid results, instilling trust and demonstrating reliability to your customers.


It also helps facilitates wider acceptance of results internationally, with test reports and certificates accepted from one country to another without the need for further testing.


WHO IS ISO 17025 FOR?


All laboratories, whether owned and operated by government, industry or any other organization.

Further organisations that benefit from ISO 17025 include:

  • Universities

  • Research centres

  • Governments

  • Regulators

  • Inspection bodies

  • Product certification organizations and other conformity assessment bodies with the need to do testing, sampling or calibration.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

  • Boost your reputation

ISO 17025 is a nationally, and internationally, recognized standard, giving your organization more credibility and demonstrating the reliability of testing, measurement, and calibration operations to customers, competitors, and stakeholders.

  • Compliance

The ISO 17025 accreditation clearly demonstrates adherence to safety requirements and satisfies authoritative bodies as well as customers and clients.

  • Performance guideline

ISO 17025 accreditation ensures continued competency and data quality. Your customers and stakeholders can be sure that the data you produce is accurate and reliable.

  • Increase in business

ISO 17025 gives you an advantage over your competition, as well as opening up new and lucrative tendering opportunities nationally and internationally.

  • Save time and money

Despite the initial cost of accreditation, the cost-saving benefits will quickly recoup this by removing the need to retest products, and the removal of requirements for supplier audits by independent parties.

  • Greater efficiency

The standard increases operational efficiency and productivity by defining staff roles and greater accountability, as well as procedures that facilitate a more reliable laboratory environment.


Whether you are looking to implement ISO 17025 2017 in your organisation or require support and guidance with an established management system, contact us today at info@quality-improvements.co.uk and begin your journey to success.

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