ISO/IEC 17025 establishes a global standard for instrument calibration and testing. It specifies the general requirements for the competence to carry out tests and/or calibrations. Laboratories use ISO/IEC 17025 to implement a quality system aimed at improving their ability to consistently produce valid results and is applicable to all laboratories regardless of the number of personnel or the extent of the scope of testing and/or calibration activities.
Initially issued in 1999, ISO/IEC 17025 was revised in 2005 (ISO/IEC 17025:2005). The second version better aligned 17025 with ISO 9001.
Basic to the ISO/IEC 17025 standard is the requirement for continual improvement. Regularly scheduled internal audits identify opportunities to make testing or calibrating improvements. Laboratories are also expected to remain up-to-date on scientific and technological advances in relevant areas.
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