What is Electrical Safety Evaluation?
Evaluating products to confirm compliance with the minimum requirements of industry-set Safety standards, to ensure they are not a hazard to people or the environment in which they will be used.
Some examples of hazards that may occur from using non-compliant products are electrical shock, fire and mechanical hazards, explosion, and more.
Hence the reason for stringent regulations in place, with Electrical products having comply with the requirements indicated in the applicable safety standards, such as construction requirements, markings, and required testing procedures.
Depending on which market they are to be approved for, Electrical and Electronic products will have to meet different safety requirements. For example, if the product is destined for the North American market, it will be required to be tested and certified by an accredited third-party, as per the Canadian Electrical Code (CEC – Canada) or the National Electrical Code (NEC – USA) and bare the certification mark of the Certification Body issuing the certificate.
On the other hand, products manufactured for the European Union (EU), will be required to comply with the applicable EU New Approach Directives, for CE Marking, as declared by the manufacture or person placing the product on the European market place.
LabTest Certification is an accredited Certification Body, Testing Laboratory, and Inspection Body accredited by internationally recognized Accreditation Bodies (IAF & ILAC members), such as Standards Council of Canada (SCC), International Accreditation Services (IAS), ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB), and recognized by the IECEx Scheme as an ExCB/ExTL and by the IECEE Scheme as an NCB/CBTL.
With offices and testing laboratories in Delta, BC (Canada), Richmond, BC (Canada), Toronto, ON (Canada), and Las Vegas, NV (USA), and partner testing laboratories/certification bodies globally located, LabTest can provide Testing and Certification to national and international standards, for various product categories including:
- Household appliances
- Industrial products
- Hazardous Locations Equipment
- Medical devices
- Laboratory equipment
- IT/Audio Video equipment
- Renewable Energy products
LabTest Certification Inc. is an accredited ISO 17065 Certification Body, ISO 17025 Testing Laboratory, ISO 17020 Inspection Body and Notified Body for EMC Directive and Radio Equipment Directive.