Not every lab is an ISO 17025 accredited calibration lab, so why should you bother with the extra effort of finding and using one? And how do you know if the lab you are using is an ISO 17025-accredited calibration lab? Is compliance the same thing as accreditation? These questions were answered in a recent interview with Bill Hirt of ACLASS Accreditation Services. Continue reading
You don’t use accredited calibration? Let’s use an allegory. Pretend that you need brain surgery to save your life. Although, the surgery you require involves a very difficult procedure, and one bad move with the scalpel can be the difference between your recovery and a massive brain hemorrhage. As you’re lying on the operating table, a crooked line penciled across your forehead to indicate where incisions will be made, the surgeon reveals a bit of uncomfortable news: they don’t have their doctor’s degree.
You obviously wouldn’t use a doctor who doesn’t have their credentials, so why would you choose a calibration lab that isn’t accredited? Accredited calibration, although not brain surgery, requires particular competencies, abilities and qualifications to perform aptly in potentially dangerous situations. A certificate of accreditation proves that a calibration laboratory holds such competencies, abilities and qualifications to consistently perform quality work. But, not all calibration laboratories are accredited, so choose wisely.
When choosing your calibration lab, don’t make the mistake of choosing an unaccredited lab. Make sure the lab has been validated with an ISO 17025 accreditation, such as e2b calibration. Located in Ohio, e2b calibration is an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited calibration and repair laboratory. We provide a full scope of services (traceable to NIST) for most popular calibration, test, and measurement instruments.