Background of laboratory auditing
ISO/IEC 17025:2017 enables laboratories to demonstrate that they operate competently and generate valid results, so promoting confidence in their work both nationally and around the world. It helps facilitate cooperation between laboratories and other bodies by generating wider acceptance of results between countries. Test reports and certificates can be accepted from one country to another without the need for further testing, which, in turn, improves international trade
In addition to building your business reputation amongst auditors and regulators, accreditation to the ‘system’ approach of ISO 17025 will help achieve cost savings, improve the lab testing environment, enhance customer satisfaction through increased confidence in your results and better service, and improve staff competency, morale and accountability.