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Environmental conditions for testing and calibration laboratories

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Environmental conditions for testing and calibration laboratories

I would like to know if there is a guide that indicates the suitable environmental conditions for the testing and calibration laboratories, do you know any? Thank you so much!

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Tracey Evans Apr 07, 2020

Best practice guidelines or requirements may be referenced or available from your Accreditation Body (e.g. UKAS) or National Metrology Institute (e.g. NIST). The requirements for environmental conditions will depend on the scope of the laboratory. i.e. what type of calibration or testing is being performed.

Generally the facility and environmental conditions must be suitable for the purpose, be reliable and be consistent. Each laboratory would need to determine the specific requirements from a quality and legal perspective and seek information from:

  1. National legislation and regulatory bodies (e.g.  environmental and hazardous substances management, occupational health and safety acts),
  2. Technical criteria of tests to achieve consistent reliable calibration or test results (e.g. suitable operation conditions and controls such as temperature and humidity to preventing damage or deterioration to samples and equipment).

You may be interested in this article What does ISO 17025:2017 require for laboratory measurement equipment and related procedures? https://advisera.com/17025academy/blog/2019/07/25/iso-17025-measurement-requirements-of-the-standard/

The ISO 17025 document template: Facilities and Environmental Condition Procedure https://advisera.com/17025academy/documentation/facilities-and-environmental-condition-procedure/ and related documents such as ISO 17025 document template: Record of Laboratory Environmental Controls https://advisera.com/17025academy/documentation/record-of-laboratory-environmental-controls/ are available for purchase.

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