Laboratories for testing and calibration
Laboratories are technical facilities for testing or calibration, which inter alia, undertake chemical, metallurgical, geometric, physical, electric, reliability tests, or statistical inquiries. They can be found in almost every industrial and a lot of services sectors such as automotive, aerospace, medical, food and food packaging, chemical, railway, and pharmaceutical industries. The tests (experiments, process and quality controls, inspections and measurements, calibrations) support the quality assurance in research, predevelopment and development projects and serial production.
Customers and government authorities require the compliance to state-of-the-art and often require the accreditation according to ISO/IEC 17025 for testing and calibration laboratories (in Germany issued by the German accreditation body „DAkkS“). The accreditation of the laboratories for testing and calibration aims at fullfiling the defined management system requirements.
In order to permanently meet the stringent legal and normative requirements and to ensure, improve and develop the quality of testing and/or calibration, it is essential for testing and calibration laboratories to focus on quality management.
QM Certifications, Norms and Services for laboratories for testing and calibration
When we are talking with our customers from laboratories for testing and calibration about quality management, they often focus, in particular, on the following standards and topics:
- ISO 9001
- IATF 16949
- VDA 6.1
- EN 9100 / EN 9110
- ISO 13485
- HACCP / Codex Alimentarius
- ISO 22000
- BRC Packaging
- BRC Food
- IFS PACsecure
- IFS Logistic
- ISO 22716
- GMP / GDP
- DIN ISO IEC 17025
- IRIS / QM-Railway
- VW Formula Q Award
- AIAG CQI-9
- AIAG CQI-11
- AIAG CQI-12
- AIAG CQI-15
- AIAG CQI-17
- AIAG CQI-23
- AIAG CQI-27
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