Accreditation
  • ISO/IEC 17025

Laboratory accreditation

Accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025 plays an important role in supporting the provision of accurate and reliable results from laboratory testing, calibration, sampling and measurement services across many sectors.

The technical competence of a laboratory depends on a number of factors including:

  • The qualifications, training and experience of the staff
  • The right equipment – properly calibrated and maintained
  • Adequate quality assurance procedures
  • Proper sampling practices
  • Appropriate testing procedures
  • Valid test methods
  • Traceability of measurements to national standards
  • Accurate recording and reporting procedures
  • Suitable testing facilities