Programs for Electrical Testing
are offered with the support and cooperation of IEC-EE
committee of testing laboratories. The IEC-CMC requires participation of all
laboratories whose registered activities lie within scope for the programs
described. However, any laboratories not within the CB scheme, and with
relevant capabilities are also invited to participate as part of their
requirements under ISO/IEC 17025.
The primary objectives of the program are to offer a vehicle that:
Promotes actions leading to mutual acceptance of data between testing houses
Enables laboratories to comply with quality
assurance requirements of
Demonstrates information to participating laboratories which enables
them to assess the reproducibility and repeatability of their laboratory test
By comparison of features of methodology and
laboratories to assess reasons
for variation in results
In order to satisfy the aims of this program,
we are utilising an approach encompassing questionnaires and testing artefacts. The
questionnaires are designed to cover aspects of the testing equipment,
calibrations and other general information. The test results will encompass
laboratory reports from the program of testing, which will mostly reflect the
requirements of the relevant standards, but may involve additional observations to
assist in the data analyses.
More Information for Electrical Testing
planned programs are shown on this web-site. As programs are due, the following organizations
may be directed to enter a program by your National certification body or your
may choose to enter a program of your own accord privately with IFM Quality
Services from information we send you, or from the internet.
note that all laboratories with the capabilities of carrying out the testing are
invited to participate.
cost of participation is advertised in the program schedules on IFM's main
is required on receipt of an invoice from IFM
refer to IFM's terms and conditions (see link in margin)
of the programs
Quality Services Pty Ltd operates the programs. The information obtained remains
if you have been required to participate by your National Certification Body,
IFM is obliged to provide your NCB with a summary of your performance. If
you have been required to take corrective actions, and these have not been
resolved, your NCB and the IECEE secretariat may be notified.
may check the web site at any time for information about the status of any
electrical testing program.
the samples have been received by your laboratory, carry out the testing according to the
directions, and return results to us. Results may be returned only by means of
the spreadsheet we provide to you. This spreadsheet must be emailed back to
the address provided.
note: Quality Assurance is a critical component of laboratory functions, and
performance of proficiency tests should also take priority. Laboratories are
given sufficient warning of up-coming programs to plan their time appropriately.
It is important to return the results BEFORE the due date for results. Delayed
results will NOT be accepted.
to IFM's terms and conditions regarding late results.
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