At ValSource, we only use certified labs to calibrate our test standards, adhering to NIST traceable standards. John Weisgerber, ValSource Senior Project Manager, outlines the key advantages of using an accredited lab for equipment calibration below:
Strict Adherence to High Standards
Accredited lab calibration services undergo an assessment procedure for developing and executing a quality management system to ensure compliance with the ISO 9001 standard (for service) and ISO 17025 (for lab service). The ISO standards are recognized global standards of quality and so it demands a high level of competency from lab calibration services before they can be certified for their credibility and accuracy.
The accuracy, proficiency, and traceability of accredited lab calibration services have been tried, tested, and verified by an independent third party. So, when organizations call on their instrument calibration services, they can be confident that every instrument calibration has been thoroughly audited by extensively trained assessors to deliver the highest standards in accordance with ISO guidelines.
When you choose accredited lab calibration services, you have the added confidence of knowing that an independent accreditation body has audited everything – from the management system and reference standards to the training records and quality assurance system. Processes and procedures are evaluated for accuracy and repeatability to ensure the same level of service and accurate results time and again.
Exceptional Level of Control
Accredited lab calibration services enable organizations to control and track their processes and results for instruments even after they leave the facility. Also, the instrument calibration is performed in a controlled environment which provides an additional layer of confidence in the quality and accuracy of the calibrated instruments.
When you use accredited lab and equipment calibration services for instrument calibration and quality assurance, you can experience absolute peace of mind knowing that each process and its associated deliverables are audited regularly to comply with the 1SO 9001 standard and/or ISO 17025 standard and so the costs associated with in-house auditing can be greatly reduced.