To stay ahead of the competition in today’s fast-moving marketplace, achieving rapid certification and compliance of your electrical equipment with the industry safety requirements is a must. Element is an ideal partner to help you obtain fast and efficient electrical product safety testing and certification marks needed to trade worldwide.
What is electrical safety testing and why is it important?
Safety testing of electrical and electronic equipment is undertaken to demonstrate that a product meets specified criteria, in order to help ensure that it is safe and the risk of injury and damage to property has been appropriately mitigated.
An assessment of a product will consider hazards associated with that equipment, generally including, but not limited to:
- Mechanical hazards
- Electrical hazards
- Thermal & fire hazards
- Noise hazards
- Vibration hazards
- Radiation hazards
- Material or substance hazards
- Ergonomic hazards
A range of tests, visual assessments, evaluations and documentation reviews are undertaken in order to compile evidence that a product meets the safety criteria, which is usually defined in one or more international, or national safety standards.
Meet electrical safety standards for global markets
Our diverse range of experts, combined with a global network of accredited laboratories helps bring your electrical and electronic products from early development to end use faster and more cost-effectively.
Through Element’s certification services, you can access major international electrical safety certification schemes, including the IECEE CB Scheme (operating in over 50 countries), CE marking (Europe), and NRTL certification (North America).
The Element advantage
Element’s product test laboratories have extensive experience in electrical safety testing and electrical products and components, including new product development, pre-assessment, gap analysis, failure analysis, and full compliance testing.
We combine your electrical testing with Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), radio and wireless, IoT compatibility, explosive atmosphere, and specific industry standards to give you the best testing and certification pathways. We guide you throughout the design process to meet your project requirements in the shortest possible time.
With thousands of successful projects completed, you can have confidence that the guidance you receive from Element is accurate, relevant, and reliable.
To learn more about the latest product safety standard update read our guide on the third edition of the IEC 62368-1:2018.
For more information about our electrical safety testing and certification services, or to request a quote, contact us today.
Understanding Electrical Product Safety Standards
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Electrical safety testing capabilities
- Full compliance testing
- Pre-market testing
- Product benchmarking
- Gap analysis
- Failure analysis
- Risk assessment and identification
- Advice on product safety issues, product type testing
- Advice on technical document compilation
- Advice on the best certification / approvals route
- CE Marking and NRTL certification
- Radio and wireless product testing
- EMC testing
- Low Voltage Directive
- Explosive atmospheres certification and testing
- Medical device testing
- Global certification and approvals
Products we test
- IT, office and business equipment
- Medical equipment
- Multimedia and audio equipment
- Laboratory and measurement equipment
- Power supplies and power transformers
- Consumer electronics (white and brown goods)
Our team of safety experts can guide you through the most effective way of getting your product onto the prospective market quickly.
Find out about Element's comprehensive range of EMC service and testing capabilities in the USA, UK, and Germany.
RF Regulatory Compliance Testing
Element offers ISO 17025 testing services to European ETSI standards, FCC rules, ISED RSS standards and Japanese Radio Law.
We can help with EMC and safety testing and assist manufacturers who want to take their radio and wireless product to the global market
General Product Safety Directive GPSD (2001/95/EC)
Element provides you with the testing, guidance, advice, and support to meet the requirements of the General Product Safety Directive GPSD (2001/95/EC).
Explosive Atmosphere Testing
Element supports critical testing and certification services, including the IECEx and ATEX certification schemes, to provide fast international market access.
Low Voltage Directive (LVD)
Element's safety testing provides all the services manufacturers need to meet the requirements of the Lov Voltage Directive and ensure electrical equipment can be safely placed in the market.
NRTL & CSA Certification
Element facilitates your international product safety compliance program with NRTL approval for access to the North American market.
IECEE CB Scheme & Approvals
As a National Certification Body (NCB), Element can test your products under the IECEE CB Scheme and can provide internationally recognized certificates.
IoT Cybersecurity Certification
Element offers CTIA IoT Cybersecurity Certification to ensure your data is protected and resilient to cyber-attacks.
Global Market Access
Element's GMA team helps manufacturers to gain necessary wireless and radio certifications, to enable them to place their products on the market in countries around the world.
CE Marking for the European Union
Element supports companies from start to finish to help them negotiate European Directive standards and achieve CE Marking on electrical products.
UKCA Mark Guidance
Element's team of engaged experts will provide equipment manufacturers a smooth transition for their products to meet the new conformity assessment mark.
Product Certification & Approvals
Element has a dedicated team providing ISO 17025 accredited Certification Services from offices across the globe.
Matter Smart Home Standard
Element offers certification to the Matter smart home standard. Our experts are one of the few test and certification laboratories globally to offer guidance and testing.