TTS/ISO/IEC 17025:2008

General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories

Subject Area Quality
Year of Declaration 2008
Status Voluntary
ICS Number 03.120.20
Stage Current
Number of Pages 28
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Scope of this Standard

Specifies the general requirements for the competence to carry out tests and/or calibrations, including sampling. It covers testing and calibration performed using standard methods, non-standard methods, and laboratory-developed methods. It is applicable to all organizations performing tests and/or calibrations. These include, for example, first- second- and third-party laboratories, and laboratories where testing and/or calibration forms part of inspection and product certification. It is applicable to all laboratories regardless of number of personnel or the extent of the scope of testing and/or calibration activities. When a laboratory does not undertake one or more of the activities covered by this International Standard, such as sampling and the design/development of new methods, the requirements of those clauses do not apply. This International Standard is for use by laboratories in developing their management system for quality adminstrative and technical operations. Laboratory customers, regulatory authories and accreditation bodies may also use it in confirming or recognizing the compentence of laboratories. This International Standard is not intended to be used as the basis for certification of laboratories. Compliance with regulatory and safety requirements on the operation of laboratories is not covered by this International Standard. If testing and calibration laboratories comply with requirements of this International Standard, they will operate a quality management system for their testing and calibration activities that also meets the principles of ISO 9001. Annex A provides nominal cross-references between this International Standard and ISO 9001. This International Standard covers technical competence requirements that are not covered by ISO 9001.

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