LabTest Is Expanding: PPE Verification Services for Non-Powered Air Purifying Respirators! Delta, BC (Canada) – LabTest Certification Inc., an accredited Canadian Certification Body providing product Testing and Certification to manufacturers globally, announces the latest addition to its already vast Scope of Accreditations to include LC Verification and Testing for Non- Powered Air Purifying Respirators, such as […]
Congratulations! We are proud to announce that one of our very own, Mr. Mark Coppler, was just awarded the IEC Thomas A. Edison Award for exceptional achievement in arranging the first liaison between the standards writing and conformity assessment sides of IEC. Mr. Mark Coppler is the current IEC TC 31 Liaison to IECEx and […]
Batteries!! As the world is advancing with alternative energy sources, we are left with this challenge: how to store all this energy and the how to deliver it, when the demand arises. In the traditional system, all we needed to do was to flick on a switch and we knew that the power would be […]
5 Points to consider for Testing and Certification As the world continues to navigate the current global pandemic, we have all been forced to think out of the box and explore creativeness. If you have been thinking about creating or developing a new product… this article is for you! The next few lines highlight 5 […]
LabTest is proud to announce another great addition to our team: Mr. Mark Coppler, a leading expert in the world of Hazardous Locations equipment approvals! Where to start… Mark comes to LabTest with a well-rounded background of combined design & certification of Hazardous Locations (Ex) equipment for various manufacturers for more than 35 years, with […]
LabTest Certification welcomes Danielle Guillemette, our new Account Manager for the Building Materials Department. Danielle graduated from Bishop’s University, with a Major in Physics and Minors in Math and French. While at Bishop’s, she played varsity Rugby and worked for the university’s Physics Department as a Lab Assistant. After graduation, Danielle took time to travel […]
With 19 countries under one roof, LabTest Certification is the perfect example of multiculturalism! We couldn’t be more proud to work for a company that recognizes and commits to diversity and inclusion. (China, U.S.A, Canada, Cuba, England, Czech Republic, Germany, Serbia, Romania, Venezuela, Russia, Italy, India, Sri Lanka, South Korea, Philippines, Mexico, Papua New Guinea, […]
Our LabTest team is growing once again! Please welcome our latest addition: Bruce Balston, our new Wireless EMC/Project Engineer. Bruce comes to LabTest Certification as an ATE systems/software developer and EMC compliance engineer, with over 25 years’ experience. Bruce has previously worked in numerous EMC labs and has specific expertise in 2G4/5G/5G8, Bluetooth/BLE, and automated […]
Our latest video, a message to our customers and partners highlighting the safety measures that LabTest has adopted to continue to serve you in a safe manner. For more details on our COVID-19 procedures.
Due to the ongoing world-wide pandemic and the physical distancing measures in place across Canada, the Canadian Advisory Council on Electrical Safety (CACES) is allowing Inspection Bodies to conduct remote inspections of COVID-19 essential equipment, for the purpose of equipment approval, as long as all accreditation requirements and SCC bulletin #2020-17 are being met. These […]
Dear Valued Customer, At LabTest, we deeply value our customers. You are the reason we are here. As such, LabTest wants to protect its customer relationships and ensure that we meet all your requirements for testing of whatever kind. Our commitment to our employees’ safety and well-being drives our day-to-day operational practices so we can […]
Relationship between IECEx, ATEX and cLCus What is IECEx and who accepts? Hazardous Location equipment is used in multiple industries and markets around the world. In order to help facilitate acceptance of equipment in international trade, IECEx Certified Equipment Scheme is a system designed and implemented. As of 2020, there are currently 35 countries around […]
SPE-1000 What is it? Why would I need SPE-1000? What are the bases of SPE-1000? CSA SPE-1000 is a Model Code developed by Canadian Advisory Council on Electrical Safety for one-time approvals for general electrical products, installed within Canada, where certification of that equipment is impracticable or otherwise unavailable. The following are examples of where Model Code […]
Is your preferred EMC test lab calibrating and performing theIEC 61000-4-3 Radiated Immunity test correctly? When your product standard, such as the Medical Devices EMC Standard (EN 60601-1-2), requires a 3 or 10V/m radio field (RF) immunity test, the IEC 61000-4-3 Radiated Immunity test procedure is referenced. The IEC 61000-4-3 EMC standard has gone through […]
Flame Spread and Smoke Density What standards are available, and how do they compare? Flame spread is a measurement of the extent to which a material subjected to flame supports or resists burning. If burning occurs, the “flame spread value” is a measure of the rate at which that material continues to burn. Smoke density […]
The standard for Vented, ANSI Z21.50 / CSA 2.22, has been revised and the 9th Edition was published June 2019. Within this 9th Edition is the inclusion of a newly defined ignition source: the on-demand system. The on-demand system is an ignition system that is placed into operation for a predetermined amount of time, once […]
With Christmas festivities just around the corner and many households planning their decorations, especially Christmas lights, extra care should be taken to make sure the lights you purchase carry a valid Certification/Listing Mark and that installation instructions are followed. Many fires and other hazards are created by fraudulently marked products and products installed/used not as […]
It is a known fact that the testing industry holds consumer safety as the highest priority. For example, standards for electronic products help to protect us from poor designs that could result in dangerous shocks; standards for mechanical devices using gas help to prevent dangerous explosions; standards for burning characteristics of building materials help to […]
The possibility of a commercial business making inadequate profits (or even losses) due to uncertainties is risky business. Every day, businesses deal with different challenges, risks and opportunities and business owners have to constantly think of how to tackle both the risks and the opportunities. The ISO 9000 family of Quality Management Systems (QMS) standards […]
Top 10 Halloween Safety Tips With the Halloween festivities fast approaching, taking basic precautions is a major part of the preparation. It’s easy to get lost in the fun and overlook these safety risks, if you’re not vigilant. The good news is we provided you our top ten easy to follow safety tips for this […]
Natural Resources Canada finalizes Amendment 15 to Energy Efficiency Act. In June, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) published the final revisions to Amendment 15 to Canada’s Energy Efficiency Regulations. Please take note of the following highlights relating to these regulations: As anticipated, the effective date for all regulatory changes in Amendment 15 is January 1, 2020, which […]
LabTest is proud to announce to be the first recognized Notified Body in Canada for EMC directive, under the Canada/EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).
July 17, 2019 – The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) has received confirmation that LabTest Certification Inc. (CAB # CA5970), has been recognized by the European Union under the Protocol on the mutual acceptance of the results of conformity assessment to Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) as a Notified Body […]
EN 60950-1 & EN 60065 standard: This standard is applicable to mains-powered or battery-powered information technology equipment, including electrical business equipment and associated equipment, with a RATED VOLTAGE not exceeding 600 V. EN 62368-1:2018: Is applicable to the safety of electrical and electronic equipment within the field of audio, video, information and communication technology, and […]
If you are an engineer, going through a standard can give you great pleasure to discover the details and understand not only the big picture, but also small elements. It’s an intellectual journey when every single next step gets even more interesting and exciting, and every technical drawing starts to look like a piece of […]
ICES-003 — Information Technology Equipment (Including Digital Apparatus) — Limits and Methods of Measurement
ICES-003, Issue 6, was updated April 2019 – All external thermostats sold, offered for sale, manufactured, imported, distributed or leased on the Canadian market will have to comply with this issue of ICES-003 by December 31, 2019. List of Changes: Updated Section 2.1 to clarify the definition of an ITE device. Updated Section 2.3 to include […]
Regulatory reminder for British Columbia (Canada) with regards to Standing Pilot Gas Fireplaces (this includes fireplaces certified as Heaters and as Decorative Gas Appliances). As per the standards changes made under the Energy Efficiency Act (EEA) on March 6, 2018, products manufactured on or after January 1, 2019 must now be in compliance with the […]
NRCan is phasing out certification to the CSA A440.2-09 standard for ENERGY STAR. Effective January 1, 2020, NRCan will no longer accept any models certified to this standard. Please check your certification records and if any of your products are certified to the 2009 standard, give us a call as they will need to be […]
3rd Edition – December 1, 2017 Effective Date: January 1, 2020 Throughout the remaining months of 2019, manufacturers of outdoor decorative gas appliances must consider the upcoming edition of the ANSI Z21.97 / CSA 2.41, which takes effect January 1, 2020. Manufacturers of current listings to the current requirements will need to submit their product’s […]
Are you a manufacturer looking to get Type testing on Enclosures for Electrical Equipment, Environmental Considerations? This is the standard you will need your enclosures tested to: UL 50E / CSA C126.96.36.199. This tri-national standard applies to enclosures for electrical equipment intended to be installed and used in non-hazardous locations in accordance with the Canadian […]
CSA SPE-1000 is a Model Code for One-Time approvals of General Electrical Products being sold, installed, or operated in Canada and that do not comply with Canadian Electrical Code requirements. Products that are custom-built, modified, or imported from other parts of the world could fit this criterion. This program is only valid for the Canadian […]
Update to Technical Bulletin on the proposed prescriptive path to meet Fan Energy Rating (FER) for gas, oil-fired and electric furnaces On December 6, 2018, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) issued a technical bulletin proposing a prescriptive alternative to meeting the FER standards for gas, oil-fired and electric furnaces. NRCan is no longer proposing this prescriptive […]
This is the second edition of ISO/IEC 80079-34:2018 – Explosive atmospheres — Part 34: Application of quality systems for ex product manufacture. It cancels and replaces the previous 2011 edition with a full technical revision. All QAR’s (Quality Assessment Reports) and QAN’s (Quality Assurance Notifications) for IECEx and ATEX approvals – new and renewal assessments […]
We all know that product development life cycle is vast & could involve many stages, especially if the product is a complex one, with multi-functionalities and high-speed processing. Now, throw in the wireless capabilities, which almost every device nowadays needs to have, and the chances of not hitting any bumps in the road, while developing […]
A new version of ISO 17025 – General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories – was published on November 2017 by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). All laboratories will need to transition to the new version within a 3-year period.
Certification/Listing In Canada and the USA, regulated products are required to be Certified or Listed by approved organizations for the respective markets. The requirements for each country are different and they differ even further for different products. To keep this basic, we will only discuss electrical products. Similar, not identical, systems are used for other […]
Are you familiar with the process? When RF devices are placed into the U.S. market place, many factors need to be taken into consideration with regards to regulations. One of these factors is to determine if the device is subject to FCC rules. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), as the federal agency responsible for implementing […]
H.A.L.T. (Highly Accelerated Life Testing) is a common and well-known procedure in electronics’ manufacturing, such as: medical devices, computers, military equipment, etc. As reliable products are the key to a successful business in the manufacturing industry, more and more manufacturers are looking to expose their prototype units to a H.A.L.T. process during designing or procurement […]
Code Compliance has been one of the biggest issues in the spray booths industry. Many US based Spray booths that do not meet the code are being sold and installed in Canada. Spray booth manufacturers need to know that there is a specific criteria to be met when selling in Canada. For Canadian spray booth […]
For the month of December 2018, LabTest will be donating 5% (up to $500) of your project fees to the Ronald McDonald House. Proceeds from December signed quotes will be donated to the RMH to support and keep families together this season. Valid December 1st to 31st, 2018. About Ronald McDonald House BC and Yukon: Of […]
Changed FCC Approval Guide When a device is subject to FCC rules, one of the first steps is to determine the specific type of equipment authorization that applies to the specific device. Becoming familiar with the different equipment authorizations available is key. Here are some important changes in the FCC Approval Guide, related to Equipment […]
Amendment 15 to Canada’s Energy Efficiency Regulations now pre-published Amendment 15 to Canada’s Energy Efficiency Regulations has now been pre-published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, representing a significant milestone for Natural Resources Canada’s continued work under its Forward Regulatory Plan for 2018-2020. Amendment 15 Proposed amendments to the Energy Efficiency Regulations have been pre-published, along with […]
It’s official! LabTest is now a member of the Global Solar Certification Network (GSCN). What is GSCN? The GSCN is a cooperation between solar certification bodies/schemes around the world, to facilitate trading of solar thermal products and minimize the need for re-testing and re-certification in each new country where products are to be marketed […]
LABTEST IS HERE TO STAY! It was brought to our attention that some people have been worried, after being told by someone in our industry, that LabTest had gone out of business. To those who are worried, worry no more! We are alive and kicking and going stronger than ever! If still in doubt, […]
LabTest signs MOU with Technology Institution of Industrial Safety (TIIS – Japan) at last week’s Annual Meetings of the IECEx System in France.
LabTest is celebrating another anniversary! To thank you for your continuous support , we would like to offer a 5% discount on any quotes signed during the month of July. For more details, email us at: email@example.com.
The European Commission has recently updated the EU RoHS exemptions list. Importantly, as of July 1st, 2019, the exemptions 6(a) and 6(b) will be modified as follows: Exemption # Description Expiration date 6a Lead as an alloying element in steel for machining purposes and in galvanized steel containing up to 0.35 % lead by weight […]
That’s a wrap for GPS 2018! We would like to thank everyone who stopped by our booth and inquire about our services. We also would like to thank DMG Events team for an outstanding job at organizing another successful conference. Compared to last year, at this year’s event, attendance numbers were considerably higher, both for […]
Welcome the latest addition to the LabTest family: Nasser Mirfassihi Please welcome the latest addition to the LabTest family: Nasser Mirfassihi, our new QMS Manager. Nasser comes to LabTest with a Master of Engineering Leadership in Clean Energy from the University of British Columbia and 23 years combined experience in implementing and improving the Quality […]
Technical Safety BC safety order for prohibited installation or use of uncertified gas fire places manufactured by Canadian Fire Hearth Mfg. and Luxor Mfg. Inc.
On May 16, 2018, the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources tabled a draft regulation to modify the existing Regulation respecting the energy efficiency of electrical or hydrocarbon-fuelled appliances. The draft regulation is published in the Gazette officielle du Québec for a period of 45 days, until June 30, 2018. To consult the draft regulation, […]
LabTest Certification is excited to announce its latest addition in our Vibration testing department: the Spider 81 (Crystal Instruments) Vibration Controller System! The new controller will allow to have 4 to 8 channel data logging by using 1 reference channel and up to 7 monitoring accelerometer channels.
The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) showcases leading-edge technology for offshore drilling, exploration, production, and environmental protection. OTC is the world’s foremost event for the development of offshore resources. The conference, in its 50th edition, attracts attendees and exhibiting companies from around the globe. To see more details Click Here
Upcoming Trade Shows OTC 2018 NRG Centre, Houston TX (USA) April 30th – May 3rd CIM Convention 2018 Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver BC (Canada) May 6th – May 9th Eptech 2018 Red Robinson Theatre, Coquitlam BC (Canada) June 5th Global Petroleum Show 2018 Stampede Park, Calgary AB (Canada) June 12th – June 14th
2018 Canadian Electrical Code, Part I: Top 15 changes The 2018 Canadian Electrical Code, Part I includes a number of significant updates and changes to better help electrical workers in the safe maintenance of electrical equipment and create safer electrical installations. This edition features important revisions to many sections. For example, Section 26 now mandates […]
Vancouver Police and City of Vancouver Inspections worked together to put in the VBBL Section 188.8.131.52 (10) a requirement for a reinforcing steel plate that goes between the jack stud and door frame. This applies to Part 9 buildings. CLICK HERE to see the demonstration video.
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It’s official: EU Commission “Notice to Stakeholders” – BREXIT and its effect on role of Notified Bodies
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 […]
LabTest is proud to announce to be the first North American Body to be recognized as a CAB for EMC testing for Mexico, under the Canada-Mexico MRA.
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. […]
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 […]
TM-2 Test Struggling to find someone to test & certify your Photovoltaic Water Heating Collector? Search no more! 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. Additional categories approvals: ICC 901/SRCC 100 Solar Thermal Collector Standard ICC 900/SRCC […]
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. https://kobi5.com/news/portland-food-truck-explodes-63248/ More info on LabTest Certification Hazardous Locations
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 […]
Carbon Monoxide (CO) safety and awareness has been one of TSSA’s most significant, risk-informed strategies for several years. As a leading cause of accidental poisonings in Ontario, CO awareness is a top priority for consumer awareness and keeping Ontarians safe. To that end, TSSA created a new public awareness and advocacy strategy for tackling this […]
LabTest attended the largest Roofing Expo which was presented by Roofing Contractors for the Roofing Industry. This is a once-a-year opportunity to maximize productivity, efficiency and profitability. Known for bringing all of the elements of the roofing industry together, the Western Roofing Expo focuses on the western region of the United States and the specific […]
LabTest was recently recognized by the City of LA for Listing and Field Evaluations of Gas and Plumbing products
LabTest was recently recognized by the City of LA for Listing and Field Evaluations of Gas and Plumbing products. http://www.ladbs.org/docs/default-source/publications/misc-publications/approved-listing-agencies.pdf
The Radio Equipment Directive (2014/53/EU) has been applicable since 13 June 2016. It is in a transitional phase of one year and revises the Radio and Telecommunication Terminal Equipment Directive (1999/5/EC). The new RED was adopted on 16 April 2014 and EU countries had to transpose it into their national law before 13 June 2016. […]
LabTest Certification Inc. would like to thank all the people who visited our booth at the 2017 EPTECH Show. It was great to see some familiar faces and exciting to meet some of you for the first time to chat about the latest changes in the industry! We appreciate you taking the time to visit […]
About the Global Petroleum Show The Global Petroleum Show (GPS) is back in its 49th year. From June 13-15, GPS provides direct access to the entire supply chain, innovative technologies, products & services and massive number of educational seminars within the energy sector. Global Petroleum Show is an industry leading event, where more than 50,000 […]
Who Should Attend? Bring your whole team! The Western Roofing Expo is designed for commercial and residential: ContractorsArchitectsBuilders Consultants Suppliers/Distributors Engineers Estimators Facility Managers/Owners JobbersIndependent Sales RepsManufacturers Media Project Managers Sales Personnel Construction Spec Writers Foremen For more info visit http://wsrca.com/wsrca-western-states-commercial-residential-roofing-waterproofing-contractors-association-convention
The Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has posted new technical bulletins for a second round of 5 products, outlining the regulatory changes being considered for these product categories. The second round of products include, Air conditioners and heat pumps under 19 kW, Battery chargers (uninterruptible power supplies), Residential electric furnaces, Pumps and Walk-in coolers and freezers. […]
IEC 60601-1-2:2014 Edition 4 was published February 2014. Edition 4 creates a safety standard that relates to electromagnetic disturbances, to align with the general requirements of IEC 60601-1 Edition 3. It is thought that the EC 60601-1-2 did not adequately address the safety aspects as related to electromagnetic interference. The FDA now recognizes the 4th […]
The Dutch Ministry has issued a communique relating to the requirements for gas appliances and their labelling and changes due to the Decree of 6th May 2016. This Decree of last year required all appliances to be capable of burning G+ and H gas and be labelled accordingly by 1st January 2017. In the interests […]
For Immediate Release: RAE Engineering & Inspection Ltd now handles CSA-B149.3 approvals in Alberta for LabTest Certification Inc. LabTest Certification has partnered with RAE Engineering & Inspection Ltd. This partnership allows RAE Engineering & Inspection Ltd to handle CSA-B149.3 approvals in Alberta. These approvals will include gas products, boilers, furnaces etc. Contact us for your […]
Space heaters, while helpful during cold winter months, pose a fire risk if used improperly. Take these precautions.
• Do follow manufacturer’s instructions when installing space heaters, and ensure that it meets industry standards. • Don’t leave the heater unattended. Turn the heater off or down before sleeping and never leave it on when leaving the home. • Do place the heater at least one metre away from furniture and other flammable items, allowing for air circulation. • Don’t hang mittens, […]
Dear Stakeholders, This is to inform you that Amendment 13 to Canada’s Energy Efficiency Regulations has been published in the Canada Gazette, Part II. This is a significant milestone for Natural Resources Canada’s continued work under its Forward Regulatory Plan 2016-18 . The Energy Efficiency Regulations, 2016 have been published, along with a Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement. These regulations come into force […]
For December 2015 LabTest will be donating 5% (up to $500) of project fees to BCCHF. Proceeds from projects initiated during the month of December will go toward supporting kids in need. Valid December 1st to 31st, 2015. LabTest Certification Inc., an accredited Certification Body, in Delta BC is an independent third party agency providing […]
As of 21 April 2018, the Gas Appliances Directive 2009/142/EC (GAD) will be replaced by the new Gas Appliances Regulation (EU) 2016/426 (GAR) for appliances burning gaseous fuels.
The BC Ministry of Energy and Mines (Ministry) is consulting on proposed amendments to the Energy Efficiency Standards Regulation (Amendment 6). The energy devices impacted by the proposed amendments are: General Service Lamps; Small Diameter Directional Lamps; Heat Pumps (Air Source, Split System); Natural Gas and Propane (Gas) Fireplaces; and Fenestration products. The Ministry has […]
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On September 15 LabTest hosted an open house with lab tests, tours, great food and great people! Thanks to everyone who came out.
LabTest is hosting an Open House September 15 from noon until 5pm. Come see our new office, enjoy food and drinks, check out our labs, see some lab tests and take home a FREE coffee mug. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Technical Bulletin – Battery Chargers: Proposal to amend Canada’s Energy Efficiency Regulations Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan) Office of Energy Efficiency is proposing to make changes (in Amendment 14) to Canada’s Energy Efficiency Regulations to include standards for battery chargers that are imported or shipped interprovincially for the purpose of sale or lease in Canada. The technical […]
On July 13, 2016, the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources tabled a draft regulation to replace the existing Regulation respecting the energy efficiency of electrical or hydrocarbon-fuelled appliances. The draft regulation is published in the Gazette officielle du Québec for a period of 45 days, until August 27, 2016. To consult the draft regulation, […]
LabTest sponsored and attended the CETA Forum at Vancouver’s Pan Pacific on June 20, 2016. Business Forum and Conference on Canada – EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement With the CETA agreement expected to come into force in 2017, a full day session was aimed at providing practical advice on how your company can get […]
SAVE the DATE – June 2nd! We will be displaying our latest technology at the Vancouver EPTECH Show. Date: Thursday, June 2, 2016 Location: Hard Rock Casino Vancouver Address: 2080 United Blvd., Coquitlam, BC V3K 6W3 (click here for directions) Show hours: 10am to 5pm Parking: Free To REGISTER directly for the show, click here […]
FCC – New Rule Changes With the new rule changes happening with the FCC make sure your testing lab has proper accreditations. The following is a list of the current labs with FCC accreditation as of May 5, 2016. ACCREDITED FIRM NAMES: BlackBerry RTS – Waterloo, Canada Electronics Test Centre – Kanata, Canada Global EMC […]
Notice: Moving Forward with Amendments to the Energy Efficiency Regulations April 2016 Dear Stakeholders, This is to inform you that two key regulatory documents related to Canada’s Energy Efficiency Regulations have been published in the Canada Gazette, Part I. This is a significant milestone for Natural Resources Canada’s continued work under its Forward Regulatory Plan […]
Important Notice – Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada. Industry Canada (IC) has changed its name to Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada. Products going to market before June 13, 2016 R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC is applicable. Products going to market in the period of June 13, 2016 until June 12, 2017 R&TTE Di-rective 1999/5/EC or Radio […]
If you have products that need testing and certification LabTest is your one-stop solution for all of your needs. Testing and Certification Environmental Marine Equipment Vibration Solar Collector EMC – Electromagnetic Energy Star Safety Hazardous Locations IECEE EMC Scheme Field Evaluation Special Inspections to SPE 1000 Gas & Solid Fuel Electrical CE Marking International Approvals Fenestration […]
The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) has accredited LabTest Certification Inc as a Conformity Assessment Body (CAB). LabTest is now designated to perform compliance testing on equipment subject to Declaration Of Conformity (DOC) and Certification under Parts 15 and 18 of the Commission’s Rules. For more information or for a free quote please contact us today!
Approved IECEx Certification Bodies (ExCBs) Certified Equipment Scheme The following organisations have successfully completed the IECEx assessment process and are approved to operate within the IECEx Certified Equipment Scheme and to issue IECEx Test Reports (ExTRs), IECEx Quality Assessment Reports (QARs) and the Online Certificate of Conformity. Notes: for IECEx bodies approved to operate under […]
Brock, based in Las Vegas, NV, is our New addition to our team, and as Test Technician comes to LabTest with years of experience in an electrical background. Brock received his technical degree in Laser Optics Technology from Idaho State University and also holds ESA-1 I.S.C.E.T. Certification Level 1 and Comptia A+ Certification. Brock’s natural […]
The European Commission is making a transition from the old Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC to the “New Legislative Framework” (NLF)2, in particular to Decision No 768/2008/EC3 as well as to the provisions of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) after the Treaty of Lisbon. The changes are quite limited, and do […]
Hoverboards have recently been in the news and subject of scrutiny after reports of the devices catching on fire and exploding. Officials, airlines, and retail stores are now pulling the plug, by putting a ban on the toy and asking hoverboards manufacturers to provide documentation demonstrating that all hoverboards are compliant with the applicable safety […]
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LabTest participated in the IFM proficiency testing (with over 100 other labs) and scored an “Excellent” for their Radiated Emissions Testing. What Is Proficiency Testing? Proficiency testing (comparative testing) is an important way of meeting the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 in the area of quality assurance of laboratory results. It is also mandated by accreditation […]
Time Domain Scan Reduces Overall Test Time, 10 Hours vs 12 Min., 50 times faster. Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing requires detailed and exacting methodologies to ensure that all emissions are accurately measured. Long test times impact our test facility availability and reduce the number of devices that can be certified. To grow revenue without adding […]
The gas variance VAR-GAS-01-13[Rev1] was brought into force in 2013 for site-specific gas-fired process equipment in the Oil and Gas industry where gas is used for fuel purposes. Prior to this variance and earlier province wide variances for the oil and gas industry, the only options the industry had, were to use certified equipment; or […]
LabTest is currently looking for an EMC Account Manager and Quality Coordinator in our Delta BC office and a Test Technician in our Las Vegas office. For more details visit our careers page.
LabTest offers NEXT DAY Special Inspection Services anywhere in Canada. Our field evaluation inspections offer a one-time certification for products that are required to meet Canadian standards. We offer fast turnaround times that are very cost-effective. The LC label proves to inspectors that your equipment has met Canadian standards. Approved products will be labelled onsite. […]
LabTest has new labs & locations with more testing capabilities available! Operations have recently expanded to cover testing needs in Delta, BC & Burlington, Ontario, Canada and Las Vegas, Nevada USA. At LabTest, we pride ourselves on being a responsive Testing & Certification Partner for all of our Clientele, big or small. The LabTest Team […]
LabTest attended the CME – Export Awards, held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Vancouver. The BC Export Awards are the province’s most prestigious awards paying tribute to the success and innovative approaches of BC export companies. Visit http://www.bcexportawards.com/ for more info.
LabTest Certification Inc. is pleased to announce a new addition to our team – Mike Tierney! LabTest Team is growing Mike, based in Houston, TX, is our newest Account Manager and will be handling Haz-Loc inquiries and accounts. He comes to LabTest with over 30 years of experience in manufacturing and marketing, specializing in industrial […]
Lumentra Inc. and LabTest Certification Inc. A Partnership to Help Lighting Manufacturers Reach Their Markets Lumentra Inc., a Cleantech company that develops material-based technologies for the LED lighting industry and provides accredited test and measurement services for lighting companies, has partnered with LabTest Certification Inc. to expand the services available to their customers. Based out of […]
LabTest Certification Inc. has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with NCC (NCC Certificações do Brasil Ltda), with its head office located at R. Conceição, 233 – suite 2511, Campinas, SP, Brazil. NCC is a national Certification Body (CB) for Brazil. Per this agreement, LabTest will perform the appropriate testing program according to the agreed upon […]
LabTest Certification Inc. is pleased to announce that we’ve added a new member to our team – David MacInnis. He will be handling our mechanical projects, including vibration testing. David brings with him seven years of experience from Powertech Labs Inc.
LabTest is happy to congratulate IRDI Systems Inc. for providing their LC Certified “Nozzle Receivers” to the Fuel-Cell Vehicles industry. The LC Certified “Nozzle Receivers” will be used with the soon-to-be-launched Toyota Mirai and Hyundai Tucson, in 2015. Read more.
Recently, LabTest Certification Inc. has been undergoing some major changes. In anticipation of expanding our testing capabilities, we have doubled the size of our testing facilities at our Las Vegas location. We are excited to announce as of October 2014 that we have broadened our scope of accreditations to include the following: Fenestration Testing: AAMA/WMDA/CSA […]
As a member of the IECEx Scheme, LabTest Certification Inc. attended this year’s annual Meetings of the IECEx System 2014, beautifully organized by Dekra and held last week in The Hague (The Netherlands), the International City of Peace and Justice, the Seat of Government, and home to the Royal Family. After a busy week filled […]
The LabTest team has completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge! Watch now: We challenge UL, CSA and Intertek!
The markings requirements for a LC certified product to Canadian Recognized Standards, ORDs or another normative document that is recognized by a Canadian Regulatory Authority, must have the warning (or caution) markings in both languages (English and French) if the standard or the authority having jurisdiction requires so. LabTest, as a CB accredited by Standards […]
From the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating: AMENDMENT TO ONTARIO’S ENERGY EFFICIENCY REGULATION (O. REG. 404/12) In August of this year, the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) and the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) prepared a proposal to the Ontario Ministry of Energy on options for enhancing energy […]
LabTest Certification Inc.’s recent IECEx approval is featured in the November issue of Electroindustry Magazine, which is published by NEMA – National Electrical Manufacturers Association. Take a look here – bit.ly/1hn9bFR
LabTest Certification Inc. has successfully completed the IECEx assessment process and is approved to operate within the IECEx Certified Equipment Scheme. This means that LabTest is able to issue IECEx Test Reports, IECEx Quality Assessment Reports and the Online Certificate of Conformity. Our scope is as follows: IEC 60079-0 Part 0: Equipment – General requirements […]
LabTest has been recognized as a partner testing laboratory in the ENERGY STAR program by the U.S. EPA
ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency. To ensure consumer confidence in the ENERGY STAR label and to protect the investment of ENERGY STAR manufacturing partners, EPA requires all ENERGY STAR products to be third-party certified. This […]
LabTest and Tecnolab sign MOU to offer Testing and Certification services for European manufacturers in accordance to CSA and UL Standards LabTest Certification Inc., an accredited Certification Body, is an independent third party testing laboratory with its head office located in Richmond, BC. LabTest is accredited to test and certify various product categories for the […]
The Interprovincial Gas Advisory Council does not recognize certification of outdoor gas fire pits for Canada to an old withdrawn CGA standard and to US standards. Examples of such standards include, but are not limited to ANSI Z21.97 and CR 97-003.
December 2, 2009 British Columbia, Canada LabTest Certification Inc., a first-class ISO 17025 accredited testing and certification laboratory, has announced that its Richmond facility has been accredited by the Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (SRCC) to test solar collectors for SRCC certification. This alliance will provide the solar energy industry with a reliable local testing […]
LabTest Certification Inc. (LabTest), LabTest Certification Inc. (LabTest), has been recognized by Australia and Korea for the performance of product testing under Phase I of the APEC TEL MRA. With this new recognition LabTest will be better positioned to assist you in meeting your global market regulatory needs. LabTest (CAB # CA5970)scope of testing has […]
May 26, 2009 – LabTest Certification Inc. undergoes a rigorous audit by Standards Council of Canada (SCC) to increase their scope of Certification Body accreditation. Now, LabTest includes gas and solid fuel burning appliance. With the scope expansion, LabTest is able to provide domestic and international manufacturers certification for their gas and solid fuel burning […]
LabTest Certification Inc. (LabTest), an independent Testing and Certification Body (CB) accredited by Standards Council of Canada (SCC) with head office in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. LabTest a customer oriented Certification Body is accredited to test and certify various product categories for the North American market place. In accordance, to the National product safety standards […]
Ontario, Canada – New Obligations Regarding Electrical Products Sold or Offered for Sales in Ontario
Pursuant to Ontario Regulation 438/07 new mandatory obligations came into effect regarding electrical products sold or offered for sale in Ontario. Specifically, Regulation 438/07 requires that manufacturers, wholesalers, product importers, distributors, retailers, certification organizations, and field evaluators to: Report to ESA any serious electrical incident, accident or defect with electrical products or devices that affect […]
LabTest Recognized as Testing Laboratory as per APEC MRA LabTest Certification Inc. (LabTest), an independent Testing and Certification Body (CB) accredited by Standards Council of Canada (SCC) and accredited as a Testing Laboratory by International Accreditation Serices, Inc.(IAS) with head office in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. LabTest a customer oriented Testing and Certification Body accredited to test and certify […]
LabTest Certification Inc. (LabTest) an accredited Certification Body (CB) by Standards Council of Canada (SCC) and an accredited Testing Laboratory (TL) by International Accreditation Services, Inc.(IAS). LabTest has successfully completed a scope expansion was a Testing Laboratory with IAS to add the following standards to their list of testing capabilities: AS 4551/AG 101 AS 4553/AG […]
LabTest Certification Inc. (LabTest), an independent Testing Laboratory and Certification Body is recognized as a testing laboratory by the “International Marine Certification Institute” (IMCI) for various standards related to the Recreational Craft Directive for the European Union. With this recognition LabTest will be able to provide local and international clients with testing services for equipment […]
In January 2008, LabTest Certification Inc. was accredited by International Accreditation Services, Inc. (IAS) to ISO 17025 as a Testing Laboratory for various product categories for national and international standards. Following is a brief list of product categories: Electrical/Electronic Products Electromagnetic Compatability (EMC) Testing Gas Appliances Plumbing Fixtures & Fittings Environmental Testing Marine Equipment Testing […]
LabTest and CEST sign MOU to offer Testing and Certification services for Chinese manufacturers in accordance to CSA and UL Standards
LabTest Certification Inc. (LabTest), an independent Testing and Certification Body (CB) accredited by Standards Council of Canada (SCC) with head office in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. LabTest a customer oriented Certification Body is accredited to test and certify various product categories for the North American market place. In accordance, to the National product safety standards […]
July 24, 2007 LabTest Certification Inc. on July 18, 2007 received our formal accreditations as a Certification Body (CB) to certify electrical/electronic devices in accordance to CSA and UL standards. With our new CB accreditations LabTest will be able to assist manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers to certify products to national product safety standards (CSA & UL). […]
May 8, 2007- LabTest Certification Inc. has succefully registered their new Open Area Test Site (OATS) with FCC (Site No.: 552549). The newly registered OATS is a welcome to the local IT industry as they are able to get there FCC and IC Certification locally, within the lower mainland. The OATS is located located at […]
The new EMC Directive 2004/108/EC has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union, L 390/24, 31 December 2004, and will repeal Directive 89/336/EEC as from 20 July 2007. Text of Directive 2004/108/EC A Guide for the EMC Directive 2004/108/EC (22nd March 2007) is now available.
April 10, 2007 – LabTest Certification Inc. increases EMC testing capabilities to now be able to conducted radiated emissions testing using their new Open Area Test Site (OATS). With the new site LabTest is able to conduct full range of radiated emissions testing from 10Hz to 26GHz . This includes full compliance testing for intentional […]
RADIOCOMMUNICATION ACT Notice No. SMSE-003-07 Amendment of RSS-187 and renumbering as RSS-287 Notice is hereby given that Industry Canada is amending Radio Standards Specification 187 (RSS-187), which sets out minimum requirements for the certification of transmitters and receivers in a radiocommunication system to provide emergency situation communication in the bands 121.5 MHz, 243 MHz and […]
RADIOCOMMUNICATION ACT Notice No. SMSE-002-07 Amendment of Interference-Causing Equipment Standards ICES-002 and ICES-005 Notice is hereby given that Industry Canada is amending the following Interference-Causing Equipment Standards (ICES): ICES-002, which sets out standards for radio noise emissions from spark-ignition systems of vehicles and other devices equipped with internal combustion engines, and ICES-005, which sets out […]
January 22, 2007: LabTest Certification Inc. successfully complete the another phase of the Standards Council of Canada accreditation process for Certification Body (CB) accreditation. On January 19, 2007, LabTest facility was audited by the SCC Assessment Team to CAN-P-3G, the IAF Guidance to Guide 65, CAN-P-1500L. Upon completion of the audit, the SCC Assessment Team […]
The RAPEX report 2005 provides an assessment of the operation of the RAPEX system in 2005, in accordance with the Annual Policy Strategy, which requires “an assessment of the effectiveness of the revised GPSD in the enlarged EU”. The report includes a number of statistics, in particular the number of notifications, including a comparison with […]