17 March 2022

Working in times of corona: test engineer Guusje Fonville

Guusje Fonville is test engineer at Kiwa Netherlands. Here she tells what she does at Kiwa and how she works in times of corona.

‘As test engineer at Kiwa I am responsible for testing products that are used for fire alarm systems and security systems. Think of fire detectors, evacuation systems, sirens, detectors for burglary protection, etc. The testing is very diverse, because we test the requirements in different areas, such as EMC, climate tests, electrical tests, but also whether the product works as the manufacturer says. This means for smoke detectors that we perform tests in our smoke tunnel and fire chamber, among other things. With different fuels so that different types of smoke are created. In addition to performing the tests, I also make the reports.’

‘The test work in our labs continues, also in times of corona, but of course we do take the necessary hygiene and safety measures into account. I work both in our labs (Kiwa Apeldoorn) and from home, where I work on my reports. We keep enough distance to each other at the Kiwa Apeldoorn location, and we apply the necessary hygiene, including washing hands. When possible, we work from home. We do everything we can to stay healthy and safe.'

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