ISO/IEC 17025 is a quality management standard that specifies the general requirements for the competence to carry out calibrations. The accreditation process is composed of two audit activities. The first is the qualitative part which is composed of auditing the quality manual and verifying that its procedures are being correctly followed. The second is the quantitative part which is composed of checking the laboratories technical capabilities and proficiency in performing specific calibrations. Miller Instruments Ltd. is accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 by SCC (Standards Council of Canada) and is CLAS (Calibration Laboratory Assessment Service) certified by the National Research Council of Canada. The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) is a Crown corporation established by an Act of Parliament to foster and promote voluntary standardization in Canada and is a member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)*. International mutual recognition arrangements, of which SCC is a signatory, ensure that the calibration laboratories that are certified by CLAS and accredited by the SCC are recognized by over 70 accreditation systems worldwide.
* Because “International Organization for Standardization” would have different acronyms in different languages (“IOS” in English, “OIN” in French for Organisation internationale de normalisation), its founders decided to assign a short, all-purpose name. They chose “ISO”, derived from the Greek isos, meaning “equal”. Whatever the country, whatever the language, the short form of the organization’s name is always ISO.