Accreditation

Kalibra conducts measurements, calibrations, validations, and inspections that are accredited by the Dutch Accreditation Council. Thanks to this accreditation, you can count on the highest possible reliability, expertise, and independence of test and inspection results.

Why Choose An Accredited Institution?

Want to have your measurements, calibrations, and validations performed by an accredited company like Kalibra? Accreditation guarantees the highest possible reliability and expertise in accordance with the standards of the Dutch Accreditation Council. Working with a non-accredited calibration company requires customers to audit this supplier themselves in order to carry out checks on all aspects of the quality of the services provided. Kalibra inspects your processes and instruments and can supply measurement reports with an accreditation logo.

Kalibra and the Dutch Accreditation Council

Kalibra is accredited by the Dutch Accreditation Council (RvA). The Dutch Accreditation Council is the highest Dutch authority in the field of accreditation. Based on strict, often international requirements, they determine which laboratories and calibration and inspection institutions may call themselves accredited. It goes without saying that these institutions must meet numerous technical and organisational standards.

An institution can become accredited on the basis of European (EN) and international standards (ISO):

  • EN 45011 for product certification
  • ISO/IEC 17020 for inspection bodies
  • ISO/IEC 17021 for system certification
  • ISO/IEC 17024 for personal certification
  • ISO/IEC 17025 for testing and calibration laboratories
  • ISO 15189 for medical laboratories
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What Guarantees Does Accreditation Provide?

The guarantee of faultless work can never be given. Not even within the system of accreditation. Accreditation guarantees that ‘work is carried out with the highest possible reliability’. Audits are performed to continue to test this reliability. At Kalibra, internal tests are performed periodically. Moreover, an external, independent audit is carried out by the Dutch Accreditation Council at least once a year. This checks whether Kalibra’s quality system has been set up in accordance with the relevant standards and whether these are operational.

How Do I Recognise An Accredited Organisation?

All accredited organisations, including Kalibra, are listed on the website of the Dutch Accreditation Council. Accredited organisations are authorised to display the accreditation logo on their reports. This logo guarantees that a report contains research results that are based on activities performed under accreditation and therefore have a high degree of reliability.

The Value of Accreditation Abroad

The Dutch Accreditation Council grants accreditation to laboratories and institutions in the Netherlands. This organisation has a so-called Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) with other accrediting institutions in Europe, and often beyond. In Europe there is the European Cooperation for Accreditation (EA) umbrella organisation. This organisation ensures that accreditation is handled in the same way in all countries and that the same requirements apply everywhere. Certificates issued under accreditation of the Dutch Accreditation Council are therefore fully recognised and accepted in countries that have signed the MRA.

How Can Kalibra Help You?

Kalibra is accredited by the Dutch Accreditation Council to conduct investigations, measurements, and inspections. We are therefore authorised to issues certificates bearing the accreditation logo. Would you like to know more about accreditation and what it can mean for inspections and measurements within your company? Please contact one of our advisers by phone or ask your question via the contact form.