Testing to obtain approval for international standards
The IECEE CB scheme from Comtest Laboratories is aimed at internationalising the safety and test report system using international standards as its basis.
To attest that products have satisfactorily met compliance standards, the scheme utilizes CB test reports and certificates that are industry recognised. Where applicable and necessary, the CB test certificate also has the authority to include declared national differences, special national conditions and regulatory requirements of carious member countries.
The CB scheme aims to promote harmonisation across international borders making it much easier and relieving a lot of the stress for travelling operations by seeking a partnership between national and international standards.
A CBTL is a laboratory recognised under the CB scheme and authorised to conduct testing and issue CB test reports and certificates for products under the responsibility of it's associated NCB. Comtest is a CBTL.
The benefits provided by the CB scheme include:
- The ability to select and deal with one CBTL or NCB of their choice
- Have products tested to the national differences, special national conditions and regulatory requirements of the destination country
- The ability to use the CB Test Report from CBTL and certificate obtained to further obtain national approcals in other member countries
The CB scheme from Comtest isanother step towards harmonising the global community in the testing andcertification of products.