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Expanding ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Scope of Accreditation

August 29, 2011 – Integrated Service Solutions, Inc. Expands Their ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Scope of Accreditation.

LANSDALE, PENNSYLVANIA— Integrated Service Solutions, Inc. announced today the completion of their A2LA 17025 Assessment Audit and their expanded scope of accreditation. While there are many commonalities with ISO 9001:2008, which the Company has held for more than seven years, ISO/IEC 17025:2005 applies directly to Metrology Laboratories that produce testing and calibration results.

ISO/IEC 17025:2005 focuses on the quality management system within a laboratory. A prerequisite to qualification is to have a documented quality management system already in place. The comprehensive assessment conducted by The American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) addressed the competence of the Metrology technicians and support staff, an inspection of the facility, a review of calibration procedures, an analysis of traceability and an appraisal of the methodologies used as well as the calibration equipment. It ensures customers of the most reliable testing methods available.

Expanded capabilities include:

  • On-site pipette calibrations
  • Pressure: Pneumatic and hydraulic
  • Vacuum
  • Relative humidity and temperature Gas Flow
  • Micrometers, Calipers and Dial Indicators

Laboratories use ISO/IEC 17025 to implement a quality system aimed at improving their ability to consistently produce valid results and since the standard is about competence, accreditation is a formal recognition of that competence and level of assurance.

Accreditation by nationally recognized organizations provides customers with confidence in calibration reports and traceability. In addition, an unbiased assessment of a laboratory’s standards and procedures provides an impartial viewpoint as to how a laboratory functions. Integrated Service Solutions, Inc. certificate and scope of accreditation may be viewed by clicking here.

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