What is ISO 17025? ISO 17025 is the main ISO standard used by testing and calibration laboratories. In most major countries, ISO 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 17025 is more specific in requirements for competence. ISO 17025 applies directly to those organizations that produce testing and calibration results.
Why should customers look to see if a company is ISO 17025 Accredited? It’s important for customers to seek out a company that is ISO 17025 Accredited because it denotes a company offers reliable testing, measurement and calibration services.
How does a company maintain its ISO 17025 accreditation? To maintain this recognition, laboratories are re-evaluated regularly by the accreditation body to ensure their continued compliance with requirements, and to check that their standard of operation is being maintained. The laboratory is also required to participate in relevant proficiency testing programs between reassessments, as a further demonstration of technical competence.
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