The ATZ laboratory is accredited to international standard ISO/IEC 17025, “General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories”.
ISO/IEC 17025 is a globally recognized standard for calibration and testing laboratories. The standard is very similar to ISO 9001 which is used frequently by companies in a wide range of industries for the accreditation of their quality systems.
Compliance with ISO/IEC 17025 fundamentally starts with a well document quality system. Key elements of an ISO/IEC17025 quality system are:
- Quality Manual
- Quality Policy
- Quality Procedures
- Quality Records
- Internal Audits
- Equipment Calibration
- Staff Training
The goal of ISO/IEC17025 compliance is to provide technically sound and consistent results to meet customer needs.
The ATZ Laboratory is accredited by the International Accreditation Service (IAS). IAS is a nonprofit, public-benefit corporation that has been providing accreditation services since 1975 and is one of the leading accreditation bodies in the United States. The IAS accreditation of the ATZ Laboratory recognizes that it is capable and competent to perform testing.