How can we merge ISO 9001 & ISO 17025? If we already have ISO 9001 system and want to implement ISO 17025 and have already quality manual for ISO 17025, should we select clause 8 option B in ISO 17025 for the responsible of ISO 9001 system
Whether you apply for the laboratory’s accreditation with Option B depends on your organizational structure and whether ISO 9001 applies to just the laboratory, or to other departments in the organization. Have a look at the Q&A at https://community.advisera.com/topic/implemention-of-iso-17025/ for more information and links.
If you choose option B, ensure that the laboratory activities and ISO 17025 requirements covered in the ISO 9001 processes and procedures are met sufficiently. You should identify this through a gap audit.