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
Readiness Assessment Tool
We appreciate the journey to accreditation can be daunting, with this in mind we’ve created a Readiness Assessment Tool. Start your self-assessment against the expectations of ISO/IEC 17025 and find out how ready you are to apply click here.
UKAS Training Academy
To support our accreditation work, the UKAS Training Academy offers a range of public and on-site training courses. Our portfolio of courses provide UK & overseas delegates with knowledge and best practice of accreditation practices and conformity assessment systems.
To find out more about courses specific to this standard, click here.
How to apply
Complete the application form relevant to your application – this will include details of what to submit, including key policy and procedure documents and proof of legal status, to ensure swift processing.
Please download and complete the relevant application form(s) to apply for accreditation here.