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It’s official: the European Commission has published a “Notice to Stakeholders” regarding the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union and the effect it will have on CE Marking. The Notice also covers consequences for Conformity Assessment procedures and Notified Bodies. As of March 30, 2019 (tentative withdrawal date), the United Kingdom will cease to be part of the European Union.
While the content of a possible withdrawal agreement is still uncertain, as of the withdrawal date, the European Union rules for products placed on the EU market, after such date, will no longer apply to the United Kingdom. Many will be affected, especially economic operators. Some of the guidelines for the upcoming changes are already being drafted out, with special attention dedicated to Conformity Assessment and how the withdrawal will affect the role of Notified Bodies.
The current legislation requires Notified Bodies to be established in a Member State and be designated by a Member State notifying authority for performing conformity assessment tasks. Therefore, as from the withdrawal date, UK Notified Bodies will lose their status as EU Notified Bodies and will be removed from the Commission’s information system on notified organizations – NANDO database (European Commission “Notice to Stakeholders”, 2018).
January 19, 2018 – Following the request and endorsement submitted by the department of “Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada” (ISED) to the Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFT – Federal Institute of Telecommunications), LabTest Certification Inc. can now officially announce to have been granted recognition as the first foreign third-party Conformity Assessment Body (CAB No. 5970) for the evaluation of Telecommunication and Broadcasting products and/or infrastructure. The recognition was made possible thanks to the Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) in place between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United Mexican States and based on Appendix B of the MRA and Chapter IX of the ” Guidelines for Accreditation, Authorization, Designation and Recognition of Testing Laboratories “, published in the “Diario Oficial de la Federación” on October 11, 2016.
LABTEST CERTIFICATION INC., can now operate as a foreign third-party Testing Laboratory and evaluate products for conformity, to the following Mexican Official Standards:
|NOM-084-SCT1-2002||Telecommunications-Radiocommunication – Technical Specifications of transmitting equipment used in specialized fleet radiocommunication mobile services (trunkings)|
|NOM-088/1-SCT1 -2002||Telecommunications-Radiocommunication – Microwave equipment for multi-channel systems in the fixed service point to point and point to multipoint – Part 1: radio multiple access.|
|NOM-088/2-SCT1 -2002||Telecommunications-Radiocommunications – Microwave equipment for multi-channel systems in the fixed service point to point and point to multipoint – Part 2: Transport.|
|NOM-208-SCF1-2016||Products. Radiocommunication systems employing spread spectrum technique – Radiocommunication equipment with frequency hopping and digital modulation operating in the bands 902-928 MHz, 2400-2483.5 MHz and 5725-5850 MHz – Specifications and test methods * NOM-EM-016-SCF1-2016, withdrawn on October 21, 2016 and replaced by NOM-208-SCF1-2016 published in the Official Gazette of the Federation on February 7, 2017.|
LabTest and BSI sign MOU for testing and certification services.
Delta, BC, Canada, January 3, 2018 – LabTest Certification Inc. is proud to announce to have recently signed an MOU with BSI (British Standards Institution) for mutual acceptance of test data for combustion equipment. The collaboration provides a perfect complement in services, allowing the two teams to better serve the Testing, Certification, and Factory Audits needs of their customers around the globe, by providing them with easier, localized access to technical expertise. LabTest and BSI are committed to working together to provide the highest level of service with a simple One-Stop Solution for product Testing and Certification for global market access.
One of the first advantages of this alliance will be the capability to provide local testing and factory inspection services to both North American and European manufacturers of combustion equipment, seeking to have their products certified for either market, as per the national product safety and/or performance standards (CSA/CGA, UL, ANSI, FM, EN, and more). As a result, clients will benefit from cost reduction, fast time to market, and international market acceptance.
“LabTest is excited about this new partnership with one of the original standards development and certification bodies in the world” says Kavinder Dhillon, President of LabTest Certification. “Sharing the same commitment to customer excellence and understanding of the market demands faced by manufacturers, we will be able to meet our clients’ needs for domestic and global approvals”.
Excellence, personal and responsive services, and long-lasting customer relationships are just some of the core values that these two Groups proudly share and commit to. Together, LabTest and BSI provide a broad portfolio of national and international accreditations, for Gas and Solid Fuels equipment, but also with potential for expansion to other product categories, such as Electrical/Electronics, Solar, Marine, Plumbing, and Building Materials. LabTest and BSI international market acceptance ensures the launch of safe and secure products to all geographical regions around the globe.
LabTest Certification Inc. is an accredited third-party Certification Body, Testing Laboratory, and Inspection Body accredited to ISO 17065, ISO 17025, and ISO 17020 by national and international accreditation bodies (ILAC and IAF Signatory Members), such as Standards Council of Canada (SCC), International Accreditation Services (IAS), ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB), and recognized as an IECEx Scheme member and an IECEE CB Scheme member. With offices and testing laboratories in Canada and USA, and partner testing laboratories and inspectors located throughout North America and world-wide, LabTest can provide testing and certification to national and international standards in the areas of Electrical, EMC, Gas, Plumbing, Marine, Solar, Energy Efficiency, Building Materials, as well as Environmental Testing, both in house and on-site evaluations anywhere, in a fast and cost effective way.
British Standards Institution is the business standards company that equips businesses with the necessary solutions to turn standards of best practice into habits of excellence. Formed in 1901, BSI was the world’s first National Standards Body and a founding member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Over a century later it continues to facilitate business improvement across the globe by helping its clients drive performance, manage risk and grow sustainably through the adoption of international management systems standards, many of which BSI originated. Renowned for its marks of excellence including the consumer recognized BSI Kitemark™, BSI’s influence spans multiple sectors including Aerospace, Automotive, Built Environment, Food, Healthcare and ICT. With 81,000 in 181 countries, BSI is an organization whose standards inspire excellence across the globe.
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LabTest Certification Inc. is recognized by SRCC as a third-party Testing Laboratory for ICC-SRCC Test Method TM-2, Photovoltaic Water Heating Collector Test and Certification Protocol.
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When thinking “Hazardous Locations” most of us think Mining or Oil & Gas and not the fueling port of a food truck (or any other gas fueled vehicle) DT Portland! Flammable vapors and electrical equipment are not a good combo.
With a Masters in Telecommunication, Riyaz brings to LabTest 11-years’ experience in combined Design & EMC testing of electrical/electronic products and technical Sales. Riyaz has spent his last 3 years in handling EMC Sales assisting the electronic industry with European approvals. His experience also extends to North American standards & certification procedures. Riyaz loves reading and likes to play soccer. He has just moved to Canada, from India, with his wife and two young children, a son & a daughter. He is fluent in English & Urdu. At LabTest, Riyaz will handle all Sales for EMC approvals, North American & international, to assist manufacturers access the markets they are pursuing.
Please welcome the latest addition to the LabTest family: Ebenezer Morrison, our new Project Engineer for field evaluations. Ebenezer is based out of the southern California area.
With a degree in Environmental Engineering and minor in Electronics Technology, Ebenezer brings 10- years’ experience in Product Safety Engineering in the Certification industry. Ebenezer has worked in some of the major Certification industries and, over the years, he has certified product ranging from semiconductor equipment, medical devices, information technology equipment, to industry machinery.
During his time off, Ebenezer enjoys going to museums, sightseeing, playing soccer, and long walks.
LabTest attended AGD2017 which featured a full lineup of education, exhibits, and unique networking opportunities devoted exclusively to the needs of general dentists. As with any AGD meeting, the focal point of AGD2017 is a comprehensive program of FAGD/MAGD-accepted continuing education. Dental professionals who intend to excel at their profession by devoting themselves to lifelong learning can take advantage of clinical and practice management lectures, symposiums, and hands-on courses.
AGD2018 will be in New Orleans!
Here’s what you can look forward to at AGD2018, June 7–9 at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans:
For more info visit http://www.agd2017.org
Please welcome the latest addition to the LabTest family: Caio Cologni!
With a degree in Business Administration, Caio brings to LabTest 7-years’ experience in Sales in the certification industry. Caio has worked in some of the major telecommunication testing laboratories in Brazil and has spent his last 2 years at UL Brazil assisting the medical industry with product and management system certification for the north American, European, and Latin American markets.
Caio is a big fan of soccer and likes to play tennis. He has just moved to Canada, from Brazil, with his wife and young daughter and he is fluent in either English, Portuguese or Spanish.
At LabTest, Caio will handle Electrical certification for Canadian and international clients to help them access the markets they are pursuing.