Peter van de Leemput, RvA-expert & lead assessor - acted as chair in the development of the very first version (1999) and the second version of the ISO 17025 norm for testing and calibrationlabs (2015). Peter (retired since 2016) has played a key rol in this process and was therefore honoured at the NEN-congress of March 8 where he was given the first Dutch translation of the latest version.
After an intensive revision process by ISO/IEC in which also RvA participated, this new version was published at the end of 2017. Laboratories are required to convert the accreditation to this new version within three years (see also document T-49). We expect that the Dutch translation will positively contribute to this transition. In view of his retirement, Peter van de Leemput is expected to only use this latest version incidentally in his role as lead assessor.