«Analysis of requirements for equipping testing laboratories in accordance with DSTU ISO \ IES 17025: 2017».
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Keywords

testing laboratory
competence
accreditation
harmonization of international requirements
expert organization
quality of works

Abstract

The paper prescribes the goals of accreditation of testing laboratories and requirements for
their equipment. Accreditation of testing laboratories is an independent expert assessment of the
laboratory's competence to conduct any tests. Obtaining accreditation confirms the quality of works
performed by the laboratory, and thus increases their competitiveness in a particular market
segment. The main purpose of accreditation of testing laboratories is confirmation of competence;
ensuring the confidence of manufacturers and sellers in the activities of accredited testing
laboratories.
The purpose of accreditation of laboratories is as follows: first, the accreditation procedure
confirms the competence and ensures the competitiveness of products, which in turn means that
laboratories that have been accredited and received certificates have the necessary knowledge, skills
and experience in their professional field, for quality performance of their duties. Second, the
accreditation procedure is a voluntary procedure, which means that the testing laboratories that
conduct the accreditation procedure operate within the law, which means that they are not engaged
in illegal activities and are more trusted. Third, testing laboratories that have passed the
accreditation procedure, in addition to knowledge, experience and research skills, also have the
necessary equipment and conditions for conducting inspections. In addition, such laboratories
ensure the quality of the results, their correlation with different characteristics of objects, and
conduct retests. Thus, the procedure of accreditation of testing laboratories is a kind of guarantee of
reliability and competence in their professional field. After all, such testing laboratories are
competitive and have advantages in the services market.

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