BS EN ISO/IEC 17025:2017 General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories

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BS EN ISO/IEC 17025:2017

General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories

Status : Current   Published : December 2017

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What is this standard about?

This standard is used to confirm or recognize the competence, impartiality and consistent operation of laboratories.

It applies to all organizations performing tests and/or calibrations, including first, second and third-party laboratories.

Who is this standard for?

  • Laboratories where testing and/or calibration is part of inspection or product certification
  • Laboratory customers
  • Testing organizations
  • Regulatory authorities
  • Accreditation bodies
  • Organizations and schemes using peer assessment

Why should you use this standard?

It specifies general requirements for the competence, impartiality and consistent operation of laboratories. It looks at all of the requirements that testing and calibration laboratories and testing organizations have to meet to prove that they operate a quality system; are technically competent; and can generate technically valid results. It applies to all organizations performing laboratory activities, regardless of the number of personnel.

 What’s changed since the last update?

This standard had not been revised since 2005. This technical revision cancels and supersedes the previous edition and has made three main changes:

  1. the risk-based thinking applied in this edition has enabled some reduction in prescriptive requirements and their replacement by performance-based requirements;
  2. there is greater flexibility than in the previous edition in the requirements for processes, procedures, documented information and organizational responsibilities;
  3. a definition of “laboratory” has been added.

This standard looks at all of the requirements testing and calibration laboratories and testing organizations have to meet to prove that they operate a quality system, are technically competent and can generate technically valid results.




Standard NumberBS EN ISO/IEC 17025:2017
TitleGeneral requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories
StatusCurrent
Publication Date31 December 2017
Cross ReferencesISO/IEC 17000, ISO/IEC Guide 99, ISO/IEC 17043, ISO 19011, ISO Guide 80, IEC Guide 115, ISO 5725-3, ISO/IEC 17020, ISO 5725-6, ISO/IEC 12207, ISO Guide 33, ISO 17034, ISO 5725-4, ISO 21748, ISO Guide 31, ISO/IEC Guide 98-3, ISO 5725-1, ISO/IEC 17065, ISO/IEC Guide 98-4, ISO 15189, ISO 15194, ISO/IEC 17021-1, ISO 9001, ISO Guide 35, ISO/IEC 17011, ISO 10012, ISO 31000, ISO 17511, ISO Guide 30, ISO 9000, JCGM 106:2012, ISO 5725-2
International RelationshipsEN ISO/IEC 17025:2017,ISO/IEC 17025:2017
Draft Superseded By17/30315164 DC
DescriptorsCalibration, Quality assurance systems, Quality control, Test equipment, Reports, Test laboratories, Quality assurance, Laboratory accreditation, Documents, Testing organizations, Data sampling, Organizations
ICS03.120.20
19.020
Title in FrenchExigences générales concernant la compétence des laboratoires d'étalonnages et d'essais
Title in GermanAllgemeine Anforderungen an die Kompetenz von Prüf- und Kalibrierlaboratorien
CommitteeCAS/1
ISBN978 0 580 88466 5
PublisherBSI
FormatA4
DeliveryYes
Pages40
File Size0.9941 MB
Price£198.00


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