Category Archives: ISO 17025 – Testing and Calibration Laboratories

Approved Supplier List 17025 or 9001?

Question Every once and while our company will need to find a rare or hard to find item on the web. Due to the rarity of the item we sometimes need to look at sites that are not a typical … Continue reading

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Charging Lab Fees

Question We are in the process of getting our new laboratory ISO 17025 certified. At this moment, our lab is a part of a parent organization. However, it has been requested that the lab should have its own name and … Continue reading

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ISO 17025

Question My organization has just been recently accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2005. Shortly thereafter, changes were made to the organization’s structure and business operations.  I would like to know: 1) When should these changes be reflected in the Quality Manual? 2) … Continue reading

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ISO 17025 calibration requirements

Question: I was recently in a discussion with someone about ISO 17025 calibration requirements. It was my understanding that all equipment associated with the tests within our ISO 17025 scope needed to have an uncertainty value reported with each calibration. … Continue reading

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“As found” calibration data – available for a fee?

Q: I have been an auditor of ISO/ANSI/ASQ 9001:2008 Quality management systems–Requirements since 1992 and recently began consulting hospitals who seek ISO 9001 certification. My experience with auditing to ISO 9001 is mostly in the manufacturing sector. When I audited against … Continue reading

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Difference Between ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO 10012

Q: I am updating the instrumentation section of a product fabrication specification to replace a cancelled military specification (MIL-STD 45662) that specified calibration systems requirements.  I am looking for an industry standard that provides requirements/guidance for documentation of our established … Continue reading

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ISO 17025 Clause 5.4.2 – Selection of Methods

Q: We are working with the Mexican Accreditation Entity (EMA) for certification to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories. Clause 5.4.2 states: The laboratory shall confirm that it can properly operate standard methods before introducing the tests … Continue reading

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