ISO 17025:2017 - TESTING AND CALIBRATION LABORATORIES
What is ISO 17025?
ISO/IEC 17025 General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories is the main ISO standard used by testing and calibration laboratories. In most countries, ISO/IEC 17025 is the standard for which most labs must hold accreditation in order to be deemed technically competent.
In many cases, suppliers and regulatory authorities will not accept test or calibration results from a lab that is not accredited. Originally known as ISO/IEC Guide 25, ISO/IEC 17025 was initially issued by the International Organization for Standardization in 1999.
There are many commonalities with the ISO 9000 standard, but ISO/IEC 17025 is more specific in requirements for competence and applies directly to those organizations that produce testing and calibration results and are based on somewhat more technical principles.
Laboratories use ISO/IEC 17025 to implement a quality system aimed at improving their ability to consistently produce valid results. It is also the basis for accreditation from an accreditation body.
Benefits of ISO 17025:2017
Who can be Certified ISO 17025:2017?
ISO/IEC 17025 is useful for any organization that performs testing, sampling, or calibration and wants reliable results. This includes all types of laboratories, whether they be owned and operated by the government, industry, or, in fact, any other organization. The standard is also useful to universities, research centers, governments, regulators, inspection bodies, product certification organizations, and other conformity assessment bodies with the need to do testing, sampling, or calibration.
Food & Feed Testing Lab
Telecom & Electronics Lab
Civil & Construction Lab
Who can issue this Accreditation?
Document required for ISO 17025:2017
The extent of Documented Information differs as per:
Role of Shamkris and Process of ISO 17025:2017
Shamkris adopts a results-oriented approach to effective system implementation in the organization. A simple and practical method of system implementation helps organizations increase business efficiency and sustainability. Shamkris supports 100% documentation to obtain an accreditation body of success in addition to enhanced performance.
The implementation process is described below:
Application to Accreditation Body
Implementing Management System
Year on Year
ISO 17025 accreditation is a statement to the competence of the calibration laboratory. According to the ISO 17025, any number of national metrology institutes, like the NIST, shall be recognized for acceptable measurement traceability through international approval.
The ISO 17025 accreditation is the most important standard for testing and/or calibration laboratories. It confirms that a particular laboratory is able to produce precise and accurate test results and calibration data, including Traceability of measurements and calibrations to national standards.
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.
ISO/IEC 17025 is the main ISO standard used by testing and calibration laboratories. Although ISO 17025 accreditation is not mandatory, accreditation has rewards and advantages. The industry deems compliance with ISO 17025 requirements as proof of competence. … Consequently, this serves as a basis for accreditation.