April 21, 2009 – Integrated Service Solutions, Inc. Successfully Completes ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Assessment Audit
Direct quote from A2LA auditor:
“Integrated Service Solutions is a modern, well-designed, well-equipped calibration laboratory. Personnel are well trained and knowledgeable in their areas of responsibility. A dedication to providing high quality service to customers is apparent throughout. Internal audit and management review processes are very good and reflect very favorably on the quality administration. An excellent quality/management system is in place that includes server-based document control and other positive features. In addition, the lab is well on the way to “paperless” operation.”
LANSDALE, PENNSYLVANIA—Integrated Service Solutions, Inc. announced today the completion of their successful A2LA Assessment Audit. While there are many commonalities with ISO 9001:2008 which the Company has held for the past five years, ISO/IEC 17025:2005 applies directly to Metrology Laboratories that produce testing and calibration results.
Maintaining the prestigious ISO/IEC 17025:2005 is directly related to 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 staff, an inspection of the facility, a review of calibration procedures, analysis of traceability and an appraisal of the methodologies used as well as the calibration equipment.
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.
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 at: http://www.a2la.org/scopepdf/2551-01.pdf