ISO 17025 serves as the general prerequisite for validating the testing as well as calibration capability of an organization/laboratory. It is a certificate that corroborates the testing credibility of an organization so that the results generated from its tests can be relied upon. The ISO 17025 encompasses all the calibration and testing that has been executed by means of 3 methods – standard, non-standard, and laboratory-developed.
The Company of INFOMATICS Consultancy is adamant on helping those organizations in Kuwait that aim to get certified through the ISO 17025 certification. Furthermore, our company offers quality auditing and consultancy services, regarding the ISO 17025 standard, in Kuwait. We have been functioning in this industry for quite a few years now and have always strived to provide satisfactory services to all of our clients.
Let us imagine a situation where a laboratory has not yet undertaken any of the activities covered by ISO 17025 – for example, sampling as well as the design/development of new methods – then none of the requirement of those clauses remains applicable. The latest version of the 1SO 17025 was released in 2017 as the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and is pertinent to all laboratories. It serves as the sole basis for accreditation of the testing/calibration quality of the laboratories. It is what every laboratory/organization must attain in order to deem it capable of carrying out tests and producing credible results.
Requirements of the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard:
- A proper management system
- A competent subcontractor
- A thorough training process.
- Equipment control
- Test procedures
- Adequate preparation of samples
- Non-standard samples
- Environmental factors
- Document control
- Proper storage and disposal
- Systematic auditing and accrediting process
Your checklist for introducing the ISO 17025 standard:
- Proper procedures
- A good quality manual.
- Standard records.
A laboratory/organization accredited by the ISO 17025:2017
Standard will provide:
- Alleviation of associated risk
- Proper elimination of waste
- Striving to improve the competency
- Variations among the laboratory control methods