What is ISO 17025?
ISO/IEC 17025:2017 is the international standard that sets the requirements for the competency of laboratories in testing and calibration. Getting certified for the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard means that a laboratory is recognized to be technically proficient in testing and calibration and is performing at par with other internationally accredited peers in the industry. This certification also helps facilitate easier acceptance of test results and minimizes or eliminates the need for retesting.
What is an ISO 17025 checklist?
An ISO 17025:2017 checklist is a tool used by laboratory managers or metrologists to determine if a laboratory meets the required competencies for testing and calibration set by the ISO 17025:2017 standard. It contains the 5 main sections of the standard’s requirements: general, structural, resource, process, and management system requirements.
This article will briefly discuss: (1) 5 steps to follow in preparation for ISO 17025:2017 certification; (2) technology that can be used by laboratory managers to obtain certification; and (3) free ISO 17025 checklists you can browse and download for free.
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Technology to Help Prepare for ISO 17025 Certification
Implementing processes that are aligned with the ISO 17025:2017 standard and providing documentation that the standard requires can be costly and time consuming. iAuditor, the world’s most powerful auditing app, can help laboratory managers and metrologists save time and costs through efficient and mobile monitoring of laboratory competencies. With the iAuditor mobile app and software, you can: