The Israel Laboratory Accreditation Authority is a corporation established by law (The Israel Laboratory Accreditation Authority Law, 1997).
In the accreditation process, ISRAC assesses whether:
· The organisation can professionally and reliably perform specific calibrations/tests, inspections and certifications as detailed in the scope of accreditation submitted by the organisation.
· The organisation's quality system complies with all the requirements of the relevant international standard, such as ISO/IEC 17025 or ISO 15189 or ISO/IEC 17020 or ISO/IEC 17043 and others, and is fully documented and implemented.
· The organisation complies with all the requirements of the Israel Laboratory Accreditation Authority and with the specific professional requirements in the field in which it operates.
The preparation process of an organisation for accreditation is an ongoing process which includes writing procedures, work plans and implementation of a quality management system and professional management, which will meet the requirements of the relevant standards and those of ISRAC, according to the needs of the organisation's customers. The duration of the process varies between several months up to more than a year, depending on the scope of accreditation requested and the starting point of the organisation seeking accreditation. During the process, questions may arise such as; what does this requirement mean? Is the planned action sufficient? Is the equipment appropriate? Are we assessing the right topic in the right place?
It should be clarified that for obvious ethical reasons, ISRAC employees must abstain from offering consultation, such as answering questions on how to do things. They will willingly answer and clarify any question regarding what should be done, or whether the actions taken are satisfactory.
ISRAC employees will invest all necessary help to ensure that its requirements and the international standards are clear. They will do this to enable testing; examining and inspection bodies in the State of Israel to adapt to the requirements and to provide their customers with world-class service.