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ISO 17025 ACCREDITATION – recognized world wide as the standard of technical excellence in the performance of testing and calibration laboratories


Ken Roush qualified for and is certified as an Assessor for ISO 17025 Accreditation with L-A-B.  Laboratory Accreditation Bureau is the Accreditation Services Bureau (A-S-B) division that accredits testing and calibration laboratories world wide.  The proper name of this entire procedure is ISO/IEC 17025:2005.

Superior Accreditation Services

L-A-B provides testing and calibration laboratories with superior accreditation services, performed by a team of qualified Assessors. It delivers ISO 17025 Accreditation, the international standard of  requirements for competence by testing and calibration laboratories.

L-A-B Assessor’s Selection Criteria

Selection criteria of the Assessor for ISO 17025 Accreditation process includes experience, overall qualifications, communication and interpersonal capabilities.

Recent Actions for ISO 17025 Accreditation

As a certified Assessor for ISO 17025 Accreditation, Ken performed an external audit of two Osaimi Engineering Consulting Offices – in Yanbu and Al Khobar, Saudia Arabia.  The purpose of this audit was for both Osaimi Engineering Consulting Offices to attain ISO 17025 Accreditation.  This result was achieved.  Ken’s expertise enabled him to attest to the competence of the laboratories, thus both became the first in Saudia Arabia to attain accreditation to L-A-B’s highest quality standards.

Osaimi Engineering Consulting Office (in both its Al Khobar & Yanbu locations) is one of the first laboratories in Saudi Arabia to achieve ISO 17025 Accreditation.

ISO/IEC 17025 Osaimi Engineering Consulting Ofc Saudi ArabiaMr. Roush, certified Assessor, is pictured (4th from left) with some of the staff of Osaimi Engineering Consulting Office, in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia during the ISO 17025 Accreditation process.
1st Saudi Arabia lab to attain ISO/IEC 17025Travel between two Osaimi Engineering Consulting Office locations – in Yanbu and Al Khobar, Saudia Arabia – allowed Mr. Roush to see the vast expanse of open desert that comprises Saudi Arabia.
Requirement for ISO/IEC 17025 accreditationLab Tech demonstrating competence in performing tests for  ISO 17025 Accreditation on various construction materials in the Osaimi Engineering Consulting Office Al Khobar location.
Asphalt materials testing procedure requirement ISO/IEC 17025Technician performing flow and stability tests on asphalt sample at Yanbu location of Osaimi Engineering Consulting Office for ISO 17025 Accreditation.
ISO/IEC 17025 step in competence of techsStaff of Osaimi Engineering Consulting Office performing Cone Penetration Test in subsurface soils investigation.  Competence demonstrated in the performance of this test is observed by Mr. Roush as the ISO 17025 Assessor observes another one of the extensive steps in attaining  accreditation.
Lab Tech demonstrating competence as part of ISO/IEC 17025Lab Tech at Osaimi Engineering Consulting Office checking temperature of hydrometer water bath during test procedure for ISO 17025 Accreditation with Assessor observing.
ISO/IEC 17025 Lab accreditation test for Tensile strengthThis is the Tensile Testing instrument for reinforcing steel.  Expertise in using this instrumentation is required of the laboratory technicians.  Attaining and demonstrating excellence in its use is one of the many steps required in the extensive process to become certified and receive ISO 17025 Accreditation, which is the international standard for competence by testing and calibration laboratories. This certification is recognized world wide as a standard of technical excellence in the performance of testing and calibration laboratories.