ISO 17025 - The Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories
ISO 17025 is an internationally acknowledged standard, specifically developed to determine the general requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories. This International Standard is applicable to all organizations performing testing and/or calibration services and seeking international accreditation.
Implementing ISO 17025 – The Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories aims to achieve the following:
The Increase of customer’s confidence in inspection data and staff performance.
Providing the laboratories with the recommendations for whether they have a trustworthy quality assurance system and
Time and money saving as a result of reducing or stopping the need for performing product re-inspection.
The continual improvement of data quality and the effectiveness of the laboratories.
The increase of business volume as a result of increasing customer confidence and satisfaction.
Providing the customer with the search facility for accredited laboratories through the websites of accreditation bodies
or the accredited laboratories guide.
The organizations that perform their testing and calibration activities at accredited laboratories might market their
products in local and international markets following testing and/or calibrating their products at accredited laboratories.