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Accreditation Advisory for ISO 17025

Advisory Services for Laboratory Accreditation - ISO/IEC 17025:2017  

ISO/ IEC 17025:2017 defines the general requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories in order to build confidence in the laboratory activities. NABL Certification and Laboratory accreditation is a procedure through which an authoritative body provides formal recognition of technical competence for specific tests/ measurements, based on third-party assessment based on ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard.

The ISO/IEC 17025 standard is developed as per the ISO Guide 25. ISO 17025 Accreditation is managed by International Laboratory Accreditation Co-operation Committee (ILAC) and Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Co-operation Committee (APLAC) Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRA). ILAC and APLAC are involved in development and updating of guidelines as regards to the accreditation activities. Owing to such international arrangements, acceptance of test/ calibration results is ensured between countries which are represented by MRA partners.

Upon accreditation of laboratory by such recognized body, the test/ calibration report of laboratory gets global acceptance. The ISO 17025:2017 standard for laboratory accreditation primarily focusses on independent testing and calibration laboratories as well as laboratories of company/ other laboratory.

ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Accreditation Advisory Services - Accreditation Advisory Services Globally / Worldwide.

 

The ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Certification is an accreditation, which is granted to a laboratory by an ILAC/APLAC approved accreditation body, which is authorized by ILAC or APLC to provide accreditation under the ISO/IEC 17025:2017. The ISO 17025 accreditation certificate is issued for the period of two years upon successful completion of pre-assessment and registration (final) assessment. The validity of the certificate of ISO 17025 system is of 2 years from the date of issue. ISO 17025 certification is offered in India by MRA like NABL. Globally this certification is offered by  
Southern African Development Community Accreditation Service (SADCAS)  
, United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) , American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA), ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB), International Accreditation Service (IAS) , United Accreditation Foundation (UAF), IOAS Inc.,  Tunisian Accreditation Council , National Accreditation Center of Iran (NACI), Gulf Cooperation Council Accreditation Center  (GAC), South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) 

Steps for ISO 17025:2017 Certification Consultancy

Wood Certification Private Limited, an ISO 17025 consultancy company is having vast experience in the implementation of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 in all types of laboratories, such as testing laboratory in the field of civil engineering material testing, metallurgical testing, environmental parameters testing, chemical testing, optical testing, thermal testing, fluid flow testing, etc., as well as calibration laboratories in the field of mechanical, pressure, thermal, optical, electro-technical, etc. As leading ISO 17025 Accreditation Consultancy in India, Wood Certification Private Limited develops the system for in the following manners:

  • Micro–level survey for each and every test/calibration parameter of the laboratory and preparation of detailed Gap Analysis report,
  • Preparation of applicable documents required by ISO/IEC 17025:2017 based on detail study of all activities of the laboratory,
  • Training for ISO/IEC 17025:2017 across all levels of employees,
  • Calculation of measurement of uncertainty.
  • Helps in effective implementation of laboratory system through periodic visit till ISO 17025 accreditation,
  • Conducting internal audit for ISO 17025:2017 system to gauge preparation and readiness for the accreditation,
  • Conduct management review meeting in presence of Top Management to guide the Laboratory for effective implementation on all the issues related to testing / calibration.
  • Witnessing / demonstration of test parameter/calibration to build confidence among the employees etc.
  • Pre audit and final audit by accreditation body auditors and help laboratories in closing the NCR given by them

 

Technical Requirements of ISO 17025 (NABL) Certification

As per the technical requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 certification an accredited laboratory is required to identify the following while implementation of system:

  • Nominate a person as Quality Manager for establishing and monitoring of effective implementation of the management systems requirements,
  • Nominate a person as Technical Manager for establishing and monitoring of effective implementation of the technical requirements,
  • Test / calibration parameters, the range of testing, limit of detection and Uncertainty of Measurement,
  • Calculation of Uncertainty of Measurement of each test / calibration parameters,
  • Analysis of re–test or re–calibration results statistically,
  • Inter Laboratory Comparison and identification of “Z” Score or En Value based on statistical analysis.

 

Benefits of NABL Certification as per ISO 17025:2017 Accreditation System

  • Enhances efficiency, productivity and effectiveness in the overall Inspection bodies operation.
  • Improved level of motivation, co-operation, workmanship and ISO 17025 quality awareness, including competence,
  • Increase in confidence for Testing/ Calibration data and of personnel performing work. Greater control of processes and activities throughout laboratory. Savings in terms of time and money due to reduction or elimination of the need for re–testing,
  • Provides insight as regards to analysis of data as well as measure uncertainty and perfect record-keeping as per ISO/IEC 17025 standard.
  • Provides guidelines and better control for maintenance of instruments, preservation of test / calibration records etc.,
  • Establish confidence of management and customers on results as well as reports and increase customer trust leading to an increase in the market share.
  • Establishing positive image of the laboratory as a Quality test/ calibration laboratory in the Global market.
  • Worldwide recognition and credibility
  • An ISO 17025 accredited laboratories have a definite edge over competitors.

 

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