I'm a master student doing an essay about a company wanting to get it's laboratory accredited, in sampling an calibration. my question is if they have iso9001 certificate for the whole facility is the laboratory included or it needs it's own SMQ?
It does not make a difference if the laboratory has its own ISO 9001 certification or the entire facility has ISO 9001 certification, which includes the laboratory. The laboratory will, as an organisation, only have ISO 9001 certification. ISO 17025:2017 international standard accreditation requires more of a laboratory than just meeting the requirements of a quality management system (such as 9001). It is conformity assessment standard where the technical and overall competence of the laboratory is established, peer-assessed, confirmed and recognised by an accreditation body.