Understanding ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Laboratory Standard

Date: May 16, 2019

Location: J. Anthony’s Italian Grill, No. Oxford, MA

Dinner Meeting Agenda:

6:00-6:30 PM – Networking

6:30-7:15 PM – Dinner

7:15-7:30 PM Section Business

7:30-8:30 PM – Dinner Presentation

This standard was developed with the objective of promoting confidence in the operation of laboratories and contains requirements for laboratories to enable them to demonstrate that they operate in a competent and impartial way, and that they are able to provide valid results.

It is the single most important standard for calibration and testing laboratories around the world. It is applicable to all organizations performing laboratory activities, regardless of the number of personnel.

The standard can be used for accreditation purposes, for self-assessment of the laboratories, and for second-party assessments by laboratory customers, regulatory authorities, organizations, and schemes using peer assessment.


  • Have a better corporate image in the eyes of regulators, customers, employees, as well as the society at large.
  • Potential increase in business due to enhanced customer confidence and satisfaction.
  • Savings in terms of time and money due to reduction or elimination of the need for re-testing of products.
  • Better control of laboratory operations and feedback to laboratories as to whether they have sound Quality Assurance System and are technically competent.

At this meeting, the speaker will review requirements and provide insights on how this can be implemented.

Presenter: Haresh Patel

Haresh is an independent consultant and auditor.

Haresh is certified in ISO 9001:2015, ISO 13485, and ISO 17025.

He has thirty years of well-accomplished manufacturing – productivity improvements, cost reduction, and quality experience. His experience includes work in textile, apparel, injection molding, thermoforming, PU molding, precious metal manufacturing for consumer products, medical, and automotive customers.

He has audited and implemented: ISO 9001-2015, ISO 17025, and ISO 13485 standards.

He has also worked as an adjunct faculty member at Lesley University and Cambridge College teaching operations management courses at the Master and Bachelor degree level. program.   


M.S. Business and Industrial Management: Lesley University

B.S. Textile/Industrial Engineering: Southern Technical Institute B.S. Textile Manufacturing: R.C. Technical Institute