ISO 17025 laboratories accreditation consulting

Consulting services to implement ISO 17025 in laboratories

ISO 17025 consultation

General conditions for efficient performance of ISO 17025 testing and calibration laboratories

The International Standardization Organization (ISO) adopts, and IEC committee the international standard ISO 17025 to determine the general requirements and conditions for the efficiency of the performance of testing and calibration laboratories and aims to lay the foundations and standards for building a quality system for testing and calibration laboratories to improve and demonstrate their ability to deliver guaranteed testing and calibration results. ISO 17025 is recognized internationally as an international standard in various countries.

ISO 17025 includes the requirements for the Quality Management System (ISO 9001) related to calibration and testing as well as technical requirements for the performance efficiency of laboratories in their implementation of testing and calibration activities.

Obtaining the ISO 17025 certification from the accreditation body ensures and gives confidence to the applicants for testing, that all testing and calibration activities were carried out under standard conditions and using certified technical methods and verified with qualified human resources and thus accept the results anywhere in the world.

Benefits of implementing of laboratory quality system and obtaining ISO 17025 accreditation

  • Increased confidence in test and calibration results reported by the laboratory
  • Implementation of testing and calibration activities in accordance with an internationally recognized reference
  • Reduce lost times as a result of retesting
  • Ensure that the laboratory is dependent on qualified human resources and uses of technical methods in the implementation of activities
  • Customer confidence and conviction of test results, measurement and calibration issued by the laboratory
  • Acceptance of results from the laboratory internationally
  • Improve processes and activities related to testing, and calibration, which lead to ensuring reduced costs and increased profits and customer numbers
  • Having a documented laboratory management system and receiving customer objections and complaints

How can we help you with your lab according to ISO 17025

All measurement and calibration laboratories, whether those that operate only in measurement and calibration activities or laboratories that follow industrial companies, seek to show confidence and reliability in their results, Therefore, all laboratories are seeking international accreditation in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025:2017, To this end, we offer our services to all measurement laboratories and standards for international accreditation through the following steps:

  • Conduct a comprehensive survey of all processes and activities related to in-vitro testing or calibration in accordance with ISO/IEC requirements 17025:2017 and good local and international laboratory practices
  • Provide a detailed report of strengths and weaknesses and determine the compatibility with iSO/IEC 17025:2017 requirements
  • Human resources rehabilitation and laboratory staff and awareness of ISO/IEC 17025:2017
  • Preparation of laboratory quality management system documents in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025:2017, which includes
    • Documented procedures
    • Operating instructions
    • Forms
  • Application of the documented system and the qualification of laboratory workers to use and apply the documented system (procedures, Operating instructions, Models)
  • Study and analyze all the tests carried out and determine the test method method
  • Uncertainty
  • Proficiency test or inter laboratory comparison
  • Inventory and analysis of customer complaints and the development of a system to manage customer complaints and objections
  • Select and qualify the internal audit team by implementing the “Internal References of ISO 17025” course and implementing the internal review in full on the applicable system
  • Select accreditation body, complete accreditation, evaluation and certification procedures.

What are the clauses of ISO/IEC 17025 standard?

  1. Scope
  2. Normative references
  3. Terms and definitions
  4. General requirements: General requirements
    4.1 Impartiality
    4-2 Confidentiality
  5. Structural requirements
  6. Resource requirements
    6-1 General
    6.2 Personnel
    6.3 Facilities and environmental conditions
    4-6 Equipment
    6.5 Metrological traceability
    6.6 Externally provided products and services
  7. Process requirements
    7.1 Review of requests, tenders and contracts
    7.2 Selection, verification and validation of method
    7.2.1 Selection and verification of method
    7.2.2 Validation of method
    7-3 Sampling
    7.4 Handling of testing or calibration items
    7.5 Technical Records
    7.6 Evaluation of measurement uncertainty
    7.7 Ensuring the validity of results
    7.8 Reporting of results
    7-8-1 General
    7.8.2 Common requirements for reports (test, calibration or sampling)
    7.8.3 Specific requirements for test reports
    7.8.4 Specific requirements for calibration certificates
    7.8.5 Reporting sampling reports – specific requirements
    7.8.6 Reporting statements of conformity
    7.8.7 Opinion reports and interpretations
    7.8-8 Adjustments to reports
    7-9 Complaints
    7-10 Nonconforming work
    7.11 Control of data and information management
  8. Management system requirements
    8.1 Option
    8-1-1 General
    8-1-2 Option A
    8-1-3 Option B
    8.2 Management system documentation Option A
    8.3 Control of management system documents Option A
    Control of records Option A
    5.8 Actions to address risks and opportunities Option A
    8 -6 Improvement Option A
    8.7 Corrective Action Option A
    8.8 Internal Audits Option A
    8.9 Management Reviews Option A

Interested bodies in implementing of ISO 17025 laboratory quality management system and obtaining ISO 17025 accreditation

  • All testing, inspection and calibration laboratories, whether separate or within industrial facilities
  • Laboratories established within factories, food companies and petroleum companies
  • Private and governmental laboratories
  • Laboratories interested in obtaining accreditation and documentation of test results and calibration issued by them with accreditation from a recognized accreditation body