Labs Recognised by the TRA
TRA has an international network of recognised laboratories, from which TRA recognises approved products. TRA will generally recognise any laboratory which is approved by a member of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC).
What is accreditation?
Independent evaluation of conformity assessment bodies against recognized standards to ensure their impartiality and comtence to carry out specific activities, such as tests, calibrations, inspections and certifications.
List of Some of European Accreditation Bodies:
|CAI Czech Accréditation Institute||Czech Republic||www.cai.cz|
|Montena EMC CA
Swiss Quality Testing Services
SAS (Swiss Accreditation Service)
SEMCO Electronics, Telecom & IT
Swedish Nat Testing & Research
EA(European Co operation for Accreditation)
|CALA Canadian Association for laboratory Accreditation||Canada||www.cala.ca|
|CNAS China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment||China||www.cnas.org.cn|
|NABL National Accreditation Board for Testing Calibration Labs||India||www.nabl-india.org|
|TAF Taiwan Accreditation Foundation||Chines Taipei||www.taftw.org.tw|
|A2LA American Association for Laboratory Accreditation||USA||www.a2la.org|
|IAS International Accreditation Service, Inc.||USA||www.iasonline.org|
What is ISO 17025
ISO 17025 is defined by ISO organization as the following:
“ISO/IEC 17025:2005 specifies the general requirements for the competence to carry out tests and/or calibrations, including sampling. It covers testing and calibration performed using standard methods, non-standard methods, and laboratory-developed methods.
It is applicable to all organizations performing tests and/or calibrations. These include, for example, first-, second- and third-party laboratories, and laboratories where testing and/or calibration forms part of inspection and product certification.
This standard is applicable to all laboratories regardless of the number of personnel or the extent of the scope of testing and/or calibration activities. When a laboratory does not undertake one or more of the activities covered by ISO/IEC 17025:2005, such as sampling and the design/development of new methods, the requirements of those clauses do not apply.
It is intended for use by laboratories in developing their management system for quality, administrative and technical operations. Laboratory customers, regulatory authorities and accreditation bodies may also use it in confirming or recognizing the competence of laboratories.ISO/IEC 17025:2005 is not intended to be used as the basis for certification of laboratories.
Compliance with regulatory and safety requirements on the operation of laboratories is not covered by ISO/IEC 17025:2005.”