What is ISO 17025?
ISO/IEC 17025:2005 is a written set of general requirements calibration providers must follow to be deemed “competent” by a suitable accreditation body. It requires firms to document internal processes, and to develop systems intended to ensure that those processes are always followed.
The ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standard, however, has nothing to say about how good or effective those processes may be. Nor are the guidelines specific to any device; they apply equally well to a broad range of equipment requiring calibration, including not just pipettes, but also medical devices, communication equipment, electronic devices, weight scales, pressure meters, calipers, and many more.