ISO/IEC 17025 laboratory accreditation advantages

ISO 17025 accreditation process
What is 17025 accreditation? benefits of the ISO 17025 accreditation

ISO/IEC 17025 laboratory accreditation:

Now a day’s many in-house textile testing laboratory or calibration laboratory wants ISO/IEC 17025 laboratory accreditation. ISO/IEC 17025 is an international standard which is applicable for testing and calibration laboratories. An ISO 17025 accredited testing or calibration laboratory are able to demonstrate that they can perform testing or calibration competently and produce valid test or calibration results hereby endorsing confidence in their work both countrywide and all around the world.

Testing or calibration laboratory are being assessed against ISO/IEC 17025 internal standards to demonstrate laboratories competence, impartiality and performance capability. Third-party (Accreditation body like Bangladesh Accreditation Board, NABL, QAI, IAAS etc.) will provide recognition to the laboratory (testing or calibration) that they are of competence to perform testing or calibration as per the ISO/IEC 17025 requirements.

Growth of ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation laboratory (Testing and Calibration) in Bangladesh

What are the advantages to have ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation?

Recognize Internationally: 

This accreditation facilitates cooperation between laboratories (testing or calibration) and other bodies by generating wider acceptance of results between countries. Testing reports and calibration certificates can be accepted from one country to another without the need for further testing, which, in turn, improves international trade. ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation for a defined scope is the mechanism that provides consumers with the confidence.

Enhance lab efficiency: 

We commonly see 3rd party testing laboratories like Bureau Veritas, ITS, SGS, TUV etc. and calibration laboratories like OTS,  whose main stream business is Testing or calibration services, they are taking ISO/ IEC 17025 accreditation from renowned accreditation bodies as this accreditation proves their technical competence as well as it is their clients requirements.

If we know the requirements of ISO / IEC 17025 and implement it in laboratory it will always give confidence to that laboratory their testing results and Calibration results is valid and it will match with any laboratory’s results all around the world.

In Bangladesh clients give nominations to individual in-house laboratory as per individual client’s requirements. If in-house lab can implement ISO / IEC 17025 they will must comply all clients’ in-house accreditation requirements.

Ensure technical competency and improved testing and calibration accuracy:

ISO/IEC 17025 accredited testing and calibration laboratory test / calibration results are traceable to SI units. By sustaining its process, the laboratory showcases technical competence, instilling client confidence through valid results and continuous enhancement.

Reduce waste from process and Costing

ISO/IEC 17025 focuses on to identify opportunities for improvement and implement any required improvement actions. Implementing a standardized ongoing improvement process in testing and calibrations prevents repeated tasks and material wastage. Thus accreditation benefits to reduce operational cost and time.

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