Calibration is performed as per requirements, approved by accreditation body, e.g. Standards Malaysia (DSM).
Shall have Certificate of Accreditation and Scope of Accreditation containing a list of calibration activities, the laboratory is accredited to perform, laboratory or on-site. Method evaluated, approved and regularly checked to meet the requirement of ISO/IEC 17025.
Technical competency, proficient in performing calibration, adequate equipment and calibration standard, proper facility with environment control and assurance of data.
Provide a certificate of calibration with the accrediting body’s logo on the document and sticker. Provide clear data, traceability statement and measurement uncertainty.
Carry out regular proficiency testing programs to validate calibration capabilities to National Metrology Laboratory.
Non Accredited Calibration
Calibration performed using in-house methods that has not been checked, validated or approved by regulatory body.
May not follow ISO/IEC 17025 criteria and DSM specific requirement that govern the technical aspects of the calibration laboratory such as ensuring correct equipment, standard training and methods are applied to the calibration process.
Raises doubt for work done; unless supporting documents are presented to prove traceability chain not broken, personnel knowledge, skills competency and experience.
Risks of calibration inaccuracy are higher, may lead to quality issues, business losses or jeopardizing health and safety.Summary : Accredited Calibration is a must when accuracy, product quality, health and safety is utmost important.
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