The new ISO/IEC 17025:2017 SAMM Accreditation
It’s a privilege to announce that our DCS consolidated construction S/B is going for SAMM accreditation of ISO/IEC 17025:2017.
Introduction – Background information ISO/IEC 17025 was first issued in 1999 by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electro-technical Commission (IEC). It is the single most important standard for calibration and testing laboratories around the world, with more than 50.000 laboratories accredited, globally. At the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) General Assembly in October 2013 the Laboratory Committee (which is composed of stakeholder representatives of accredited testing and calibration) recommended that ILAC request that ISO/CASCO establish a new work item to comprehensively revise ISO/IEC 17025:2005. CASCO is the ISO committee that works on issues relating to conformity assessment. CASCO develops policy and publishes standards related to conformity assessment; it does not perform conformity assessment activities. CASCO’s standards development activities are carried out by working groups made up of experts put forward by the ISO member bodies. The experts are individuals who possess specific knowledge relating to the activities to be undertaken by the working group. The 6th ISO/CASCO WG 44 meeting was held on July 10-12, 2017 in ISO Central Secretariat, Geneva. The deliverable of this meeting was the FDIS version of the new ISO/IEC 17025 version. The document is expected to proceed to publication, planned for end November/December 2017. Please note that throughout this article the term “the standard” refers to the new ISO/IEC 17025:2017.