ISO 17025 was developed so that testing & calibration laboratories were recognized for their capabilities & areas of competence. All measurements and decisions should be based on accurate, repeatable, verifiable, cost effective, timely, and believable measurements, opinions, and recommendations. ISO 17025 helps assures this happens first time, every time, and on-time.
This standard 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.