International Organization for Standardization
Who Are They?
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an international standard-setting body composed of representatives from various standards agencies around the world. Founded in February 1947, this organization produces worldwide industrial and commercial standards. ISO cooperates closely with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), which is responsible for standardization of electrical equipment.
Atlantic Analytical Laboratory (AAL) is currently accredited as ISO/IEC 17025:2017 compliant by Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, Inc (PJLA). AAL was initially accredited by PJLA on March 18, 2007, with no major nonconformances noted during any of their annual compliance audits since that time. Click on the link below for our current accreditation:
ISO/IEC 17025, “General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories,” was initially published in 1999 by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation is generally considered as a more thorough process than ISO 9000 registration because it recognizes a laboratory’s competence to produce technically valid results in addition to basic Quality Management Systems (QMS) compliance.
ISO/IEC 17025 covers such topics as Quality Management Systems (QMS); personnel; document control; review of requests, tenders and contracts; subcontracting of tests and calibrations; purchasing services and supplies; services to the client; control of records; internal audits; accommodation and environmental conditions; test and calibration methods; method validation; equipment; measurement traceability; sampling; handling of test and calibration items; and reporting of results.