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.