ISO/IEC 17025 Consultancy Services

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As the globalisation of the Indian economy and government policies reduce trade barriers, it’s never been more important for laboratories to be accredited to an international level of competence. ISO/IEC 17025:2017 is now a recognised hallmark for quality in laboratory management.

Commonly known as NABL accreditation in India, ISO/IEC 17025 has been embraced by the majority of laboratories, big and small – from independent laboratories to those that are part of a larger corporation. Laboratory accreditation confirms your laboratory’s compliance with this standard through third-party, independent recognition of your technical competence.

SGS offers a range of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 consultancy services and laboratory accreditation to enhance customer confidence in reliable testing and calibration services.

To find out more about ISO/IEC 17025 consultancy services, contact us today.

Who should apply for ISO/IEC 17025:2017?

ISO/IEC 17025:2017 is applicable for all laboratories in the field of calibration, testing or related sampling activities. This standard is applicable for all kinds of metrological disciplines (excluding medical laboratories, for which standard ISO/IEC 15189 is relevant).

Why should laboratories look to be accredited under ISO/IEC 17025:2017?

Accreditation establishes formal recognition by an accreditation body of your laboratory’s technical competence in accordance with internationally recognised criteria. In addition, the accredited laboratory database available on the NABL website enhances your visibility.

Benefits of implementing ISO/IEC 17025

Implementing ISO/IEC 17025 as part of laboratory quality initiatives provides benefits for both laboratory and business, helping you to:

  • Enhance your laboratory’s image by achieving international recognition of your technical competence 
  • Increase business due to enhanced customer confidence and satisfaction 
  • Open doors to new local and international markets
  • Continually improve data quality and laboratory effectiveness
  • Establish a basis for other quality systems related to laboratories, such as Good Manufacturing Practices and Good Laboratory Practices
  • Improve control of laboratory operations and feedback to ensure quality assurance and technical competence

How can SGS provide support?

As a leading certification, testing, inspection and verification provider, SGS offers you unrivalled experience in running world-class laboratories, providing the largest chain of accredited laboratories in the country. We offer extensive resources and practical hands-on experience and in-depth understanding of the technical challenges relating to laboratory practices and accreditation in numerous disciplines. We provide you with a turnkey solution – from consulting, training, and gap assessments to documentation and accreditation of your laboratory.

Our related solutions include:

  • ISO 17025 Awareness Training: understand the structure and requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 and how they apply to your organisation
  • ISO 17025 Implementation Training: gain the skills and knowledge to plan the implementation of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 within a test or calibration laboratory and develop a laboratory management system that meets the requirements of the standard
  • ISO 17025 Internal Auditor Training: understand how to conduct internal audits of laboratory management systems to ISO/IEC 17025 requirements

What is the NABL accreditation procedure?

The NABL accreditation procedure is as follows:

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