Our NABL Consultant having more than two decades of experience in ISO/IEC 17025 implementation and NABL certification provides ISO/IEC 17025 consultancy to all calibration and testing organizations performing laboratory activities, regardless of the number of personnel or business revenue. NABL stands for National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories, which is an accreditation body in India which provides ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation to testing and calibration laboratories.
ISO/IEC 17025:2017 is an international standard published by International Organisation for Standardisation(ISO), which specifies the general requirements for the competence, impartiality and consistent operation of calibration and testing laboratories. General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratory were initially published in year 1999 and then it was revised in 2005. The third edition of ISO/IEC 17025 was published in 2017. The ISO 17025:2017 standard for laboratory accreditation is mainly focused on independent testing and calibration laboratories as well as laboratories of company / other laboratory. This standard was last reviewed and confirmed by ISO’s Technical Committee in 2023, therefore this version remains current.
NABL Certification and Laboratory accreditation is a procedure by which NABL (an authoritative body) gives formal recognition of technical competence for specific tests / measurements, based on third-party assessment based on ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard. The ISO/IEC 17025 standard is developed based on the ISO Guide 25. ISO 17025 Accreditation is managed by International Laboratory Accreditation Co-operation Committee (ILAC) as well as Asia Pacific Accreditation Co-operation Committee (APAC) Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRA). ILAC and APAC are engaged in development and updating of guidelines connected with accreditation activities. Such international arrangements facilitate acceptance of test/calibration results between countries to which MRA partners represent. On accreditation of laboratory by such recognized body, the test / calibration report of laboratory gets global acceptance due to such mutual recognition.
The ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Certification is an accreditation, which is granted to the laboratory by an ILAC/APLAC approved accreditation body. ISO 17025 accreditation certificate is issued by accreditation body, which is authorized by ILAC or APLC to provide accreditation under the ISO/IEC 17025:2017. The ISO 17025 accreditation certificate is issued for the period of 2 years after successful completion of pre-assessment and registration (final) assessment. The certificate of ISO 17025 system is valid till 2 years from the date of issue. Surveillance audits are conducted by the accreditation body after one year. On completion of 2 years' cycle, at every 2 years renewal audit will be conducted without any periodic surveillance assessment. This ISO 17025 certification is given in India by MRA like NABL. Therefore many customers call it as NABL accreditation also. Globally this certification is given by UKAS, IAS, DAC, etc.
Punyam.com – Global Manager Group, an ISO 17025 consultancy company is having vast experience in the implementation of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 in all types of laboratories, such as testing laboratory in the field of civil engineering material testing, metallurgical testing, environmental parameters testing, chemical testing, optical testing, thermal testing, fluid flow testing, etc., as well as calibration laboratories in the field of mechanical, pressure, thermal, optical, electro-technical, etc. As leading ISO 17025 Consultancy Company in India, Punyam.com develops the system for its customers in the following manners:
1 . Micro–level survey for each and every test/calibration parameter of the laboratory and preparation of detailed Gap Analysis report
2. Preparation of applicable documents required by ISO/IEC 17025:2017 based on detail study of all activities of the laboratory
3. ISO/IEC 17025:2017 training to all levels of employees within the laboratory
4. Calculation of measurement of uncertainty and providing software for the same.
5. Helps in effective implementation of laboratory system by periodic visit till ISO 17025 accreditation
6. Conduct internal audit to check readiness for the ISO 17025 accreditation.
7. Conduct management review meeting in presence of Top Management to guide the Laboratory for effective implementation on all the issues related to testing / calibration.
8. Witnessing / demonstration of test parameter/calibration to build confidence among the employees etc.
9. Pre aduit and final audit by accreditation body auditors and help laboratories in closing the NCR given by them