Sterling Performance Renews with ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board

The ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board is the largest multi-disciplinary accreditation body in North America.

They play an important role in ensuring the safety and quality of goods and services and in protecting the environment.

They accredit management systems certification bodies, calibration and testing labs, forensic test and calibration service providers, inspection bodies, police crime units, reference material producers, and proficiency test providers. You wouldn’t want to be treated by a doctor who isn’t board certified in her specialty, or send your child to a college that isn’t accredited, would you? Like those accrediting bodies, they conduct assessments to make sure our clients follow international standards and are competent to do their work.

The work they do helps facilitate international trade and eliminate the expense of redundant audits and tests.

ANAB offers accreditation for numerous programs related to ISO/IEC 17025.

Accreditation to ISO /IEC 17025 can help move your organization toward global recognition, consistent operations, and a competitive advantage. ANAB assessors evaluate the laboratory’s ability to produce precise, accurate test and calibration data. Facilities are regularly reassessed to ensure technical expertise is maintained. We offer accreditation for unique scopes and customized test areas.

ISO/IEC 17025 specifies general requirements for the competence to carry out tests and calibrations, including sampling. It covers testing and calibration quality systems using standard methods and laboratory-developed or modified methods.

The standard consists of general, structural, resource, process, and management system requirements. The general, structural, and management system requirements relate primarily to the operation and effectiveness of the laboratory’s quality management system and the laboratory organization itself. The resource and process requirements include factors that determine the correctness and reliability of the tests and calibrations the laboratory conducts.

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