While not mandatory, industry compliance with ISO/IEC 17025 (current version 2017) is seen as a proof of competence, as it confirms that a particular laboratory is able to produce accurate test results. 

What is ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation? 

ISO/IEC 17025 is a set of guidelines that determine how testing and calibration labs, like Northern Testhouse, should operate competently, accurately, and efficiently.  
These guidelines include different testing and calibration methods, such as published standard methods, non-standard methods, and laboratory-developed methods. 

Is ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation mandatory? 

Accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025 is not a requirement.  
It is, however, widely regarded as an indicator of competence within the industry.  
Compliance with ISO/IEC 17025 (current version 2017) is seen as evidence of a laboratory's ability to produce accurate test results.  

Who has accredited Northern Testhouse (Leicester) Ltd? 

Northern Testhouse (Leicester) Ltd, is a 3rd party independent laboratory, accredited to ISO/IEC 17025: 2017 by PJLA. 
NTH also regularly participates in proficiency testing programs and inter-laboratory comparisons to maintain our compliance with ISO/IEC 17025.  
Additionally, we undergo regular audits to ensure our continued compliance and adherence to the standards set by ISO/IEC 17025. 
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