Accreditation is a formal proof of the ability of the assessed laboratory to perform activities in the field for which it is accredited according to internationally recognised standards. By introducing quality standards and confirming their successful implementation, the laboratory confirms the technical competence of its staff, the adequacy of equipment, as well as the objectivity and impartiality of the services it performs, thus proving its competence at the international level.
ACTIVITIES: Support in the process of accreditation of Verlab laboratory for inspection of medical devices with measuring function
For more than 6 years, Verlab has been acting as a control body for the assessment of type "A" compliance, and meeting the requirements of objectivity and impartiality in the areas in which it is appointed and accredited is an imperative in business. In 2021, the laboratory actively worked on finalising the accreditation process of all methods it uses in its work. In this regard, they asked LabHub experts for an independent evaluation of the established quality system according to the requirements of ISO 17020 international standard.
Given that LabHub offers consulting services to laboratories of this type, in early 2021, a series of online meetings were organised between Verlab employees and LabHub experts. On that occasion, our experts gave practical advice to Verlab employees regarding the established quality system and improving its efficiency. As a result of these activities, in mid-2021, the Verlab Laboratory successfully completed the process of expanding the accreditation area in accordance with the requirements of BAS EN ISO / IEC 17020 at the Institute for Accreditation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BATA).
The cooperation between these two organisations has not ended in these activities. Namely, during the working meetings, LabHub experts proposed product development to the laboratories. Namely, in its daily work, the laboratory uses an internally developed software environment that has market potential. In this regard, the experts continued to work with the Society to conceptualise this solution, which will soon be on the market.