MET Mark | Access to United States and Canada
MET Labs Certification as a Route to North America and Canada
Under this scheme you can also use your CB report to gain MET labs certification and apply the MET Mark to your Product(s) for access to North America and Canada.
The MET Mark indicates that the Product has met the minimum requirements of the applicable safety standards and validates the Product’s continued compliance to these standards as evidenced by periodic factory follow up inspections.
MET labs was the first Nationally Recognised Test Laboratory (NRTL) in the United States for testing and certifying products to the UL safety standards. The MET Mark is acceptable under Federal law for products used in the workplace throughout the United States. In addition, the MET Mark has also been approved by states, cities, counties and other jurisdictions nationwide that maintain their own standards for product certifications.
MET lab is accredited by the Standards Council of Canada for approval throughout Canada.
In the United States, in order to maintain a Safety Mark there is a requirement for an ongoing programme of Factory Audits to be included in the certification process.
We are delighted to announce that as part of the MET labs certification process we offer, York EMC Services can now perform Factory Audits at your premises.
What does a MET Lab Factory Audit involve?
- The process starts with a Pre-Certification Factory Inspection (PCFI) at our customer’s premises with the Safety Test Report forming the basis of the audit
- Follow up audits occur biannually and are unannounced “surprise” visits
- Quarterly inspections occur for products intended for use in hazardous locations
- All inspections must be completed within a calendar year and typically last 1 - 1.5 hrs each.
For more information please contact us.
Need to understand more about electrical safety testing? Why not attend our one-day training course on the Low Voltage Directive detailed here.
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