Industrial Engineering & Management

ISSN: 2169-0316

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Non-conformities against ISO/IEC 17025:2017 in Pakistani labs: A study based on Auditing Body Reports


1Yousaf Ayub*, 2Zahid Anwar, 3Zahid Abbas Shah, 4Muhammad Mudassar Sharif


ISO/IEC 17025:2017 deals with the “General requirements for the competence, impartiality and consistent operation of testing and calibration laboratories” (Standardization, Publications and products, 2017) by focusing on both management and technical requirements of laboratories. Management requirements relate to lab operations, auditing, and management review etc. while technical related to testing activities and handling of lab technical resources. Purpose of this article to present the significant non-conformities that testing/calibration labs face during ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation process.


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