Accreditation to ISO 17025 is the recognised standard for calibration and testing laboratories to provide confidence to regulatory bodies, customers and potentially the courts/law for the test results produced. Manufactures laboratories that have been accredited to this international standard indicate there technical competence in their testing and calibration data, including the manufactures testing laboratory quality management system on a regular and continuous basis.
Laboratory accreditation can only be granted by an accreditation body, achieving ISO 17025 certification provides further valued added competency with a high level of assurances in the reliability and accuracy of the test results provided and enhancing global reputation.
Accreditation can take up to 24 months approximately to achieve, ensuring the competence and proficiency of the facility for the testing procedures are ongoing for long term commitment essential to upholding the ISO 17025 standard.
SATEC’s achievement in obtaining ISO 17025 provides further confidence with their metering product solutions with SATEC’s Australia’s limited warranty being extended from 3 years to 5 years from shipment effective January 2017 for products sold in Australia and New Zealand.