Preparation of Laboratory for Time and Frequency for accreditation

Within the program IPA 2011: Development of quality infrastructure and metrology in Montenegro for employees in the Laboratory for Time and Frequency 15 days long training was held. The training was attended by staff from the Bureau of Metrology Milan Perović and Rabin Šabotić.

Training was held by an expert in the field of time and frequency, Borut Pinter, from the Slovenian Institute for Quality and Metrology (SIQ). The aim of the training was to prepare laboratories for time and frequency for accreditation in accordance with the standard EN ISO / IEC 17025: 2011.

The technical procedures for calibration standards/measuring instruments in the field of time and frequency were prepared during this training. The second part of the training was related to the requirements of the standard EN ISO/IEC 17025:2011: General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories. We analyzed all the points of standards and defined procedures, instructions and records that must result from them.

The laboratory for time and frequency has fulfilled all the conditions necessary for participation in the calculation of UTC time, and submitted a request for inclusion in the CCTF-K001.UTC key comparison aimed at ensuring traceability to UTC time through the realization of UTC local time performed in national laboratories as well ensuring wide distribution of UTC time.