Revision to ISO/IEC 17025 (2005 to 2017)

ISO/IEC 17025 ‘General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories’ was published on 30th November 2017.

Qualimetric has already conducted an in-depth review of this new version, identifying the changes.  These include a complete restructuring of the standard with linkages to ISO 9001 and enhanced requirements including changes relating to:

  • Impartiality and confidentiality
  • Customer requested statements of conformity, decision rules and associated reporting
  • Complaint handling
  • Identification of risks and opportunities (replacing ‘preventive’ action)
  • Management review
  • Computerised and information management systems
  • Customer supplied data/product
  • Sampling

Qualimetric is offering a half-day in-house training session to:

  • identify the changes to the standard.
  • provide a detailed gap analysisof the changes which can be used as a checklist to ensure continued compliance with Accreditation Body
  • tailor-made reviewof the changes required to be made in your Laboratory Management System, resulting in an Action Plan for implementation (confidentiality assured).

Please contact us to discuss your requirements – info@qualimetric.co.uk or 07976852720.

Our short video below shows a summary of the changes in the 2017 version.