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ISO / IEC 17025: 2017 is, now, the latest version, and is a standard of quality management system applied for testing and calibration laboratories. This Standard is published by the international organization for ISO standardization. Standardization).
1. Why should ISO / IEC 17025 be applied?
- ISO / IEC 17025 helps business managers have enough confidence that the testing results of their laboratories are reliable and their decisions based on the test results completely depend on scientific basis.
- A laboratory that applies ISO / IEC 17025 will always save personel and other resources because all activities are standardized by ISO/ IEC 17025.
- ISO / IEC 17025 will convert the test methods into reliable test methods according to a certain procedure.
- Customers of laboratories which had applied ISO / IEC 17025 always believe that they have got "accurate test results" so that they can make the right decisions in the next steps
2. What is ISO / IEC 17025 standard?
ISO / IEC 17025 - The most popular standard for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories has recently been published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) with some amendments relating to recent environmental changes and lab practices.
The ISO / IEC 17025: 2017 is developed by the combination of International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). The CASCO- ISO Conformity Assessment Committee is mainly responsible for the ISO 17025:2017 establishment.
Until now, ISO / IEC 17025: 2017 is the latest version, and it is a standard of quality management system applied exclusively for testing and calibration laboratories, and is was published by ISO (International Organization for Standardization)
Providing valuable, trusted results is at the core of the experiment activities. ISO / IEC 17025: 2017 assists laboratories in implementing a quality system and in demonstration that the laboratory has competentence to produce valuable and reliable results.
3. Which subject should apply ISO / IEC 17025?
Testing or calibration laboratories.
Application of ISO / IEC 17025: 2017 will create suitable conditions for the co-operation between laboratories and other organization by creating wider acceptance of results between countries. Test reports and certificates can be accepted from one country to another one without further testing; thus, it improves international trade.
What are the major changes in the new version of ISO / IEC 17025: 2017?
• The scope has been modified including testing, calibration and sampling related to subsequent calibration and testing.
• Process-based approach complies with new standards such as ISO 9001 (Quality Management System), ISO 15189 (quality of medical laboratories) and ISO / IEC 17021-1 (requirements for audit and certification agencies).
• Add a new chapter to introduce the concept of "Risk-based thinking".
Testing or calibration laboratories been accredited according to ISO / IEC 17025: 2005 will need to convert the procedures to ISO / IEC 17025: 2017 version within three years from the date of publication of the new standard.

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