Electrical safety testing firm Kiwa Electrical Compliance is now UKAS ISO 17025 accredited to safety assess measurement, control, and laboratory equipment to EN/IEC 61010-1 and audio/video and information and communication technology equipment to EN/IEC 62368-1.
Compliance with the Low Voltage Directive and Electrical Equipment Safety Regulations is required for CE and UKCA marking of mains powered products sold within the UK and Europe. Evidence of safety or CB testing is often a prerequisite for accessing international markets.
Kiwa Electrical Compliance, which is based in Wales, is recognised under the CB Scheme as a Certification Body Test Laboratory (CBTL), providing safety testing of laboratory and information technology equipment, as well as domestic and commercial appliances, including but not limited to, pumps, fans, clippers and heaters.
“Our widened scope means that we are now fully accredited to assess measurement, control, laboratory, audio/video and information and communication technology equipment to the latest standards, offering our clients UKAS/ILAC accredited test reports that are widely accepted around the world,” said Leigh Picton, laboratory manager, KEC Wales, “We have some exciting plans for our laboratories in Blackwood and Brentwood and this achievement is a great start in our quest.”