ISO 17025 is the primary standard for accreditation for laboratories engaged in testing and calibration of products. This standard measures the competence of the respective laboratory and then certifies it according to the standards that it follows. ISO 17025 is globally known accreditation standard purported by ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation). It is essential for testing and calibration laboratories across the world to possess this certification, only then are the deemed to be technically competent.
ISO 17025 certification focuses on two aspects of a laboratory i.e. managerial competence and technical competence. While the managerial competence lays emphasis on the working and efficiency of the quality management standards, the technical competence aspect lays emphasis on the quality of equipment, accuracy of test results, and competence of the staff members.
In order for any laboratory that is engaging in testing and calibration of industrial equipment and products, having ISO 17025 is essential. It not only assures the customers of the high level of accuracy of the results but also ensures that the reports prepared uphold global standards. Therefore, with an ISO 17025 certification, the possibilities just open up for the laboratory and it can cater to global clients without any issues.
As a matter of fact, ISO 17025 certification is somewhat similar to ISO 9000 certifications, but ISO 17025 is more specific in terms of competence standards required and applies specifically to organisations engaged in producing calibration and test results.
Benefits of getting ISO 17025 certification
If your company is engaged in producing test and calibration results, then getting an ISO 17025 certification is not only essential but also desirable for you. There are many advantages that your company can enjoy with an ISO 17025 accreditation.
Firstly, your company would be able to match rigorous global quality standards and therefore it would open up the international markets for you. Secondly, the results produced by your company will hold more value in the eyes of the customers. Thirdly, the entire process of getting ISO 17025 certification involves implementation of certain processes and quality standards. This will enhance the overall efficiency of your business. Fourthly, this accreditation ensures that you comply with the statutory guidelines as specified by the authorities from time to time. Last but not the least, ISO 17025 certification will help you identify wasteful expenses and help you minimize the costs involved.
With so many benefits on offer, you need not think twice before getting an ISO 17025 accreditation.
At Vamah, we are one of the most renowned and experienced ISO and quality management consultants in Dubai, UAE and the Middle East region. With our many years of experience and expertise in the field of ISO accreditation, we have helped hundreds of our clients get the required ISO certifications for their business. Not only this, with our continued support, we ensure that our clients continue to enjoy the respective accreditations and their benefits for many more years to come.
We have team of seasoned ISO consultants, who will work closely with your organisation and ensure that you get the ISO 17025 accreditation for your business in a time bound manner.
How we can help?
Whether you have already started the application for ISO 17025 accreditation or are thinking to start the same, we are there to help you. Having helped hundreds of our existing clients get the ISO 17025 certification in the first instance itself, we are equipped with all the knowledge and skills that are required to get you the coveted ISO 17025 certification in quick time.
Our consultants will conduct a pre-certification audit to understand the areas where you need to improve. We would then develop an action plan to implement the required quality standards in your operations and optimize your activities. Our consultants will conduct ISO training sessions as well to train your employees with various aspects of ISO 17025 certification. Once, we believe that you are ready for getting the ISO 17025 certification, we will help you complete all the necessary paperwork involved and get you that revered IS 17025 certification.
Our support continues post accreditation also and we ensure that your organisation continues to reap the benefits of ISO certifications for many years to come. For any further queries or questions, feel free to contact us now.