ISO/IEC 17025: 2017 New UKAS guidance for Accredited Laboratories

frankenstein_excited.jpgMigration of your laboratory accreditation mandatory from 1st January 2019

On 25th January, the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) published a Technical Bulletin with deadlines for the transition for Testing and Calibration Laboratories to the revised ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Standard.

What is Certified Auditor TrainingUKAS will be ready to begin the transition of its accredited laboratories to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 from 1 st March 2018.

However, assessments to the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 will not be mandatory until 1 st January 2019.

Therefore, during the period of March to the end of December 2018, laboratories will be given the option of either delaying their ISO 17025:2017 transition until the following year or deciding to bring it forward to 2018.

It is proposed that the transition assessments be undertaken with the scheduled annual UKAS visits.

To view the full text of the UKAS Technical Bulletin click the button below.

ISO/IEC 17025: 2017 UKAS Guidance for Accreditation


Written by Dr John FitzGerald

Director and founder of deGRANDSON Global. After 15 years in the manufacturing industry, John has spent the past 25 years training, consulting and auditing ISO 9001 and other management systems.

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