Cesium Co. Ltd. Has helped many laboratories (Calibration & Testing), 3rd Party Inspection Bodies and Medical Laboratories achieve Accreditation through an accreditation body who is full MRA signatory to ILAC.
Growth in the use of management systems generally has increased the need to ensure that laboratories can operate to a quality management system that is seen as compliant with ISO 9001 as well as demonstrate technical competency. Therefore, ISO 17025 was written to incorporate all the ISO 9001 requirements that are relevant to the scope of testing and calibration services as well as specifying the technical requirements for technical competence.
Testing and calibration laboratories that comply with ISO 17025 will also operate in accordance with ISO 9001.
ISO 17020, entitled "General Criteria for the Operation of Various Types of Bodies Performing Inspection", is an internationally recognized standard for the competence of inspection bodies. ISO 17020 should not be confused with ISO 9001, which is specific to quality management systems. ISO 9001 does not require evaluation of the technical competence of an inspection body and it should not be regarded as an ‘acceptable' alternative to ISO 17020.
This International Standard specifies general criteria for the competence of impartial bodies performing inspection irrespective of the sector involved. It also specifies independence criteria. This standard is intended for the use of inspection bodies and their accreditation bodies as well as other bodies concerned with recognizing the competence of inspection bodies
ISO 15189:2007 specifies requirements for quality and competence particular to medical laboratories.
ISO 15189:2007 is for use by medical laboratories in developing their quality management systems and assessing their own competence, and for use by accreditation bodies in confirming or recognizing the competence of medical laboratories.