Recommendations and guidance to assist ANAB assessors and accredited and applicant labs in drafting scopes of accreditation, and to allow adherence to both ILAC guidance documents and ANAB requirements, while helping standardize formats across the range of potential accredited tests and calibrations in the sphere of ISO/IEC 17025-accredited operations.
Intended to give ANAB customers, assessors, and experts the necessary understanding of proficiency testing/inter-laboratory comparisons to achieve and/or maintain accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025.
Guidance on traceability requirements for ANAB-accredited labs, which are required to demonstrate traceability for their reference standards and reference materials (in most cases includes measurement uncertainty).
Testing laboratories are required to demonstrate traceability and measurement uncertainty as defined in this document.
Calibration laboratories are required to demonstrate traceability and measurement uncertainty as defined in this document.
Provides examples of uncertainty budgets for hand tools, hand gages, and scales and balances to help provide a better understanding of preparing an uncertainty budget. Not intended to encompass all the statistical treatments required for many uncertainty determinations. Designed to assist calculations in many of the simplest situations, not requiring statistical use of degrees of freedom for example.
To assist calibration laboratories in determining and reporting customer-requested compliance to specifications on accredited calibration certificates. Also provides guidance to assessors in evaluating the appropriateness of reported statements of compliance by accredited and applicant labs.
Explains aspects of ANAB’s ISO Guide 34 RMP accreditation program. Intended to provide the necessary understanding of reference material producer competency and management issues to achieve, assess, and/or maintain accreditation to ISO Guide 34.
Lists examples and provides clarification on ANAB requirements for accreditation, proficiency testing/inter-laboratory comparisons for inspection bodies, on-site assessments (scope witnessing), and inspection body records.
ANAB issues symbols specific to each accreditation program to accredited organizations to indicate their accredited status. Only ANAB-accredited organizations are authorized to use these symbols.
ISO/IEC 17025 applies to laboratories that perform tests and/or calibrations in the main lab and at other locations. In this document, the term on-site refers to tests and/or calibrations performed at the accredited organization or a third-party location.
Establishes guidance on surveillance and reassessment activities and applies to all accredited and applicant laboratories.