Accreditation of the laboratory is the official recognition by the accreditation body of the competence of the organization to perform work in a certain area of conformity assessment.
Accreditation is a recognized documented way of recognizing the competence of testing laboratories.
Objectives of laboratory accreditation:
- Confirmation of the competence of the laboratory.
- Ensuring the confidence of manufacturers, sellers and purchasers in the activities of accredited laboratories.
- Creation of conditions for the recognition of the results of the activities of accredited laboratories.
In what normative document are the requirements for testing laboratories established?
The main normative document for compliance with the requirements of which accreditation works are O’zDSt ISO / IEC 17025:2007 “General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories”, which is an authentic text of the relevant international standard.
Availability of a certificate of accreditation at the laboratory is a guarantee that the laboratory:
- is independent and can be legally responsible for the results of its activities;
- uses relevant regulatory documents in its activities;
- disposes of testing equipment and means of modification for all types of tests included in the field of accreditation;
- timely conducts calibration and calibration of testing equipment and measuring instruments;
- Sampling takes place in accordance with the established procedure;
- tests and measurements are carried out by qualified personnel; • the laboratory premises meet the established requirements;
- has an effective quality management system.