ISO / IEC 17025 : 2005 - Second edition is an International standard which prescribes the “General requirements for competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories”. This international standard is developedby International Organization of Standards – (ISO) which is world wide body responsible for development ,preparation and revision of various standards.
Accreditation to ISO /IEC 17025 : 2005 for Testing and Calibration laboratories in India is granted by NABL whichis an autonomous body known as “National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories”.NABL is established by Government of India and headed by it’s Director who is equivalent to Secretary rank inGovt. of India hierarchy. It works under Dept of Science and Technology , Ministry of Science and Technology.NABL Head Office is located at New Mehrauli Road, B-4/B/B-5/B-6 Apartments,Hotel Qutab, New Delhi-110016. It has it’s dedicated web site (www.nabl-india.org) which provide complete information about NABLactivities and list of accredited laboratories in field of Testing and Calibrations.
NABL is member to “APLAC” (Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Co-operation) and as per the agreementbetween APLAC member countries, Test / calibration data generated from NABL accredited laboratories areaccepted by APLAC member countries for various purposes including regulatory requirements.Accreditation process to ISO / IEC 17025 : 2005 standard requirements needs the testing laboratory to fulfillManagement Requirements and Technical requirements.
Requirements under “ Technical “ Section addresses core technical requirements in calibration and Testingprocedure: for example, Personnel training, Environment conditions , Test methods and Validations, , Equipmentselection, Calibration , Measurement uncertainty Reference standards and their traceability , Sampling , Handlingof test items , Assuring the quality of test results, Reporting of results.
Management requirements are aimed at designing a system to implement Technical requirements in systematicmanner and establishing mechanism to monitor whether all planned arrangements are being implemented andfollowed. Key areas addressed in this sections are : Defining Management system , Quality policy, Documentscontrol, Review of analysis / calibration requests, Subcontracting of test and Calibrations, Purchasing servicesand supplies, Complaints handling, Control of Non-conforming testing, Improvements, Corrective actions ,Preventive actions, Control of records , Internal audit and Management review.
NABL Accreditation is currently given in the following fields as per the website of NABLwww.nabl-india.org :
|TESTING LABORATORIES||CALIBRATION LABORATORIES||MEDICAL LABORATORIES|
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