PHYSICAL, MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL TESTING

Through physical, mechanical and electrical testing companies and authorities can establish physical, mechanical and electrical parameters and - or - characteristics for a product or a subject.

I many cases, these parameters and characteristics must meet the requirements of legislation, international standards or specifications provided by the company or its customers.

Special schemes:

  1. Laboratories can act as notified testing bodies in accordance with Byggevareforordningens system 1 and system 3.

    Based on DANAKs assessment of the additional requirements, which the scheme demands in addition to accreditation, DANAK on behalf of Energistyrelsen (Danish Energy Ministry) designates laboratories as notified bodies and inserts them in the EU database Nando.

  2. The laboratories that use of accreditation to be appointed as notification organs in accordance with other directives than the construction products regulation, have to, appart from accreditation, ensure the fulfillment of the regulations in accreditation regulation 18 (AB18), which DANAK further assesses the fulfillment of. 

    It will be reflected in the laboratory decision on accreditation as well as the register information for laboratories on the DANAK website, to which directives the assessment relates, so that the competent authority may designate laboratories as notified bodies.

Testing Areas and Product Areas

Testing Areas

Laboratories can be accredited to testing within a range of testing areas according to accreditation regulation AB3, annex 1. The testing areas are:

  • Acoustic
  • Electric and electronic
  • Climatic
  • EMC
  • Pyrotechnical
  • Forensic*
  • Mechanic
  • Non-destructive
  • Physical
  • Ionizing radiation and radio chemistry*
  • Sampling*

Areas marked (*) will also occur within chemical, biological and microbiological testing.

Product Areas

Typical product areas, see AB3, where the areas above are used:

  • Military equipment
  • Construction products
  • Electrical products and equipment
  • Furniture
  • Machines and industrial facilities
  • Optical equipment
  • Personal protection
  • Toys, sports and rides
  • Electronic equipment and software
  • Motorized transportation
  • Medical equipment
  • Wood

RULES AND REGULATIONS:

Below, links or references to documents, valid for the specific schemes, are provided.

EXECUTIVE ORDERS

 

ACCREDITATION STANDARD

  • DS/EN ISO/IEC 17025, 2nd edition 2005-06-10 General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories

 

ACCREDITATION REGULATIONS

GUIDELINES

In addition to the above requirements documents, that the testing laboratory must comply with, there are a number of international guidelines that are relevant to the accredited laboratories and implemented through the accreditation regulations:

  • EA-4/16:2003: EA guidelines on the expression of uncertainty in quantitative testing.
  • EA-4/18:2010: Guidance on the level and frequency of proficiency testing participation.
  • ILAC G-8:03/2009: Guidelines on the Reporting of Compliance with Specification.
  • ILAC G-17:2002: Introducing the Concept of Uncertainty of Measurement in Testing in Association with the Application of the Standard ISO/IEC 17025.
  • ILAC G19:08/2014 Modules in a Forensic Science Process
  • ILAC G-24:2007: ILAC Guidelines for the determination of calibration intervals of measuring instruments.

 

INTERNATIONAL INTERPRETATIONS

International interpretations concerning the link between the accreditation of laboratories and fulfilment of ISO 9001.

Joint ISO-ILAC-IAF Communiques:

ACCREDITATION MESSAGES

Please note that accreditation messages are only issued in Danish.

ACCREDITATION MESSAGES - AMF

Also various accreditation messages have been published, which guide and describe the evaluation practice and issues relevant to accredited testing laboratories.

ACCREDITATION MESSAGES - AML


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Contact person: Head of Section Kirsten M. Rosenberg. Tel: +45 77 33 95 83. E-mail: kmr@danak.dk