Electrical Safety Testing
Whether you are working on a new electrical related product as a start-up or as a major established brand, you have to make sure it is safe. No manufacturer wants its product to cause any injury or harm to their users. That is why you have to make sure your electrical or electronic product is officially tested by an independent company. Based on many years of experience in testing electrical professional and domestic appliances Kiwa offers a wide range of services for manufacturers.
Why is electrical safety testing important?
Electrical safety testing is crucial to guarantee that your product can be safely used by your customers. But there are other reasons why electrical safety testing is important for you as a manufacturer. It also enables you to achieve compliance with relevant regulation and standards in specific global markets. In other words, it will give you access to certain geographical market segments.
Furthermore, by getting in touch with a testing company in an early stage of the product development phase, you can discover (and eliminate) problems as soon as possible. All in order to avoid the risk of an expensive product recall.
Low Voltage Directive (LVD 2014/35/EU)
The Low Voltage Directive (LVD) 2014/35/ EU is related to the safety of electrical equipment and issued by the European Union (EU). For manufacturers and distributors, who want to sell their electrical equipment in the EU, it is mandatory their product is compliant to the LVD. When the testing, documentation and certification has been completed, a CE mark can be applied on their product. Without the CE Mark it is not possible to legally enter the European market.
The testing and evaluation services of electrical products conducted by Kiwa according to the LVD Directive (2014/35 / EC) are aimed at manufacturers of multiple types of appliances and consumer goods, including:
- Appliances for domestic and similar use
- Information Technology and office equipment
- Power conversion equipment (inverters) used in renewable energy plants
- Electrical equipment for measurement, control and for use in the laboratory
- Automatic electrical command and control devices
- Static Uninterruptible Power Systems (UPS)
- Electro-medical equipment
- Lighting fixtures
- Associated machines and panels
- Electric toys
We are a global leader in safety testing and certification of electrical equipment, and are known for our reliable, prompt, and professional service in achieving the right standard for your product. Take a look at our services in the electrical safety field below. For any questions, please contact us via the contact form on this page.
Our services in the field of Electrical Safety Testing
Kiwa has been - amongst others - a Notified Body for the Low Voltage Directive and E.M.C. Directive for many years. Curently Kiwa is also a NCB, with several CBTL’s.Show
Kiwa is a Notified Body for the LVD and EMC directive. Kiwa is also a partner of VDE institute and offers the following services for electrical products: CE testing, Kiwa certification, IECEE CB certification scheme, VDE certification, GS certification, Certification for North America and Canada, CSS.Show
For many years Kiwa has been a Notified Body for the now Gas Appliance Regulation (GAR 2016/426/EU) (formerly Gas Appliances Directive (GAD), Low Voltage Directive (2014/35/EU), EMC Directive (2014/30/EU), Radio Equipment Directive (2014/53/EU) and Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC).Show
Kiwa offers testing and certification according to the IEC scheme, Testing and Certification for North America (in cooperation partners like CSA, QPS, LC), CCC mark (China) and GostR/EAC Certification (Russia) for electrical products.Show