ISO/IEC 17025 General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories
ISO/IEC 17025:2005 specifies the general requirements for the competence to carry out tests and/or calibrations, including sampling. It covers testing and calibration performed using standard methods, non-standard methods, and laboratory-developed methods.
It is applicable to all organizations performing tests and/or calibrations. These include, for example, first-, second- and third-party laboratories, and laboratories where testing and/or calibration forms part of inspection and product certification.
ISO/IEC 17025:2005 is applicable to all laboratories regardless of the number of personnel or the extent of the scope of testing and/or calibration activities. When a laboratory does not undertake one or more of the activities covered by ISO/IEC 17025:2005, such as sampling and the design/development of new methods, the requirements of those clauses do not apply.
ISO/IEC 17025:2005 is for use by laboratories in developing their management system for quality, administrative and technical operations. Laboratory customers, regulatory authorities and accreditation bodies may also use it in confirming or recognizing the competence of laboratories. ISO/IEC 17025:2005 is not intended to be used as the basis for certification of laboratories.
Compliance with regulatory and safety requirements on the operation of laboratories is not covered by ISO/IEC 17025:2005.
Benefits at a Glance
Chemical audits of your products carried out at TÜV Rheinland laboratories allows you to:
Procedure for the ISO 17025 Certification
Gap Analysis: Firstly we work on the areas where the organization is at present position and how ISO standard is working and find the gap.
Implementation: Our company provides training according to ISO 17025 standards, than after review the whole process of implementation training and if it is working properly than we establish that process as system. Once we make proper system, your organization is able to work properly as per standard even in our absence.
Certification audit: The certification process proceeds in two stages. The audit team examines if the documentation of your management system already complies with the standard. Subsequently you demonstrate the practical application and effectiveness of your management system.
Issuing the certificate: After a successful certification process your company receives the certificate. It certifies compliance with the standards and operability of your management system.
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