TestOil is committed to operating within the highest professional standards and providing our clients with quality test data. TestOil strives to continually demonstrate technical competence and extraordinary services to existing clients, potential clients and independent auditing authorities. Consistent excellent performance is achieved through the implementation of a Quality System. The Quality System conforms to the requirements of ISO 17025 for the tests listed on TestOil' scope of accreditation, and functions to continually improve the effectiveness of the management system. Employees are educated regarding the location and content of quality documents which pertain to their responsibilities. Employees are required to carry out the quality policies and procedures in their work.
ISO/IEC 17025 was first issued in 1999 by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). The standard contains all requirements that testing and calibration laboratories must meet if they wish to demonstrate that they operate a management system, are technically competent, and are able to generate technically valid results. This standard contains technical requirements which ISO 9000 does not, and is the preferred standard for laboratory quality systems.
Accreditation is an affirmation by a third party (Accreditation Body) that the laboratory complies with all of the requirements in ISO/IEC 17025. The laboratory's quality management system and testing or calibration processes are thoroughly evaluated on a routine basis to ensure that the laboratory demonstrates technical competence and compliance with ISO/IEC 17025.