EA organized workshops on ISO/IEC 17025:2017
EA organized 2 workshops
on ISO/IEC 17025:2017. The workshops have been organized by the EA Laboratory
Committee, hosted by COFRAC, the French NAB.
ISO/IEC 17025, the
standard for calibration and testing laboratories, published on 30th November
2017, enables laboratories to demonstrate that they operate competently and
generate valid results, thereby promoting confidence in their work both
nationally and internationally. It has already been agreed that a 3-year
transition period (from date of publication) will be allowed for accredited
laboratories to make appropriate changes and transition to this new edition.
harmonization training course, designed by the EA Laboratory Committee and
based on needs expressed by the EA Members during previous discussions in the
LC, was facilitated by Dr. Ursula Ellerbeck, Head of Department, DAKKS, the
German NAB, and Trevor Thompson, Head of Operations Support, UKAS, the British
NAB, & EA Laboratory Committee Vice-Chair - Member of ISO/CASCO WG44
and coordinated by Laurent Vinson, Head of Laboratory Department – COFRAC and
EA Laboratory Committee Chair.
The training was
aimed to assist accreditation body staff in getting prepared for assessing
laboratories in a harmonized way within the EA region. Underlying concepts have
been discussed, with the goal of enabling participants to have a better
understanding of the recent changes.
In 2019-2020 years. Within the framework of the International
Finance Corporation (IFC) project, BSCA plans to invite the above-mentioned
international experts as lecturers for the consultations/trainings of the staff
of BSCA, BelGIM, BelGISS, assessors and trainers on the implementation of the
requirements of the new edition of ISO/IEC 17025:2017, and
consultations/trainings for business/representatives of accredited laboratories
for the implementation of the new edition of ISO/IEC 17025: 2017.
Republic of Belarus is developing the GOST ISO/IEC 17025-2018, identical to the
international standard ISO/IEC 17025.
Overview of ISO/IEC 17025
ISO/ILAC 17025:2017 Transition Communique
Video that summaries the key changes adopted in the 2017 version of ISO/IEC 17025