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Boxborough, MA, United States, 2013/10/10 - Intertek's new Semi-Annual follow up inspections for qualified ETL Listed clients allows manufacturers to optimize productivity and compliance while minimizing disruption in their facilities - Intertek.com. LSE: ITRK
Intertek, a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industries around the world, today announces the launch of its Semi-Annual Follow Up Inspections Program for ETL Listed products. Companies whose products appear in the ETL Directory of Listed Products typically face quarterly inspections at their manufacturing facility to ensure the product is consistent with the samples tested in the laboratory. Reducing the number of inspections from four per year to two per year helps to minimize potential disruption at the facility, enables the manufacturer to maintain optimal productivity, and still maintain overall quality and product compliance.
Product categories initially targeted for this new program include a wide range of electronic devices and equipment certified to standards such as UL-60065 and UL-60950. Intertek has designed its Semi-Annual program to give more manufacturers the ability, and the flexibility, to take advantage of its benefits.
“Simplified product certification is something we hear from clients and manufacturers around the world,” said Richard Adams, Sr. Vice President, Electrical Products, Intertek. “We’re going to continue to review our programs and re-invent wherever necessary to ensure our certification program meets both the evolving needs of our customers and the strict requirements of our accreditors. It is possible to do both. Intertek is committed to clearing new paths for our customers.”
The program is available to qualified manufacturers effective immediately, and it will be offered to Intertek clients around the world. Eligibility guidelines for Semi-Annual Inspections are available on Intertek’s website. Guidelines are specific to existing Intertek certification clients, new Intertek certification clients, and manufacturers switching an existing listing from another OSHA-recognized NRTL (Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory).
Intertek (intertek.com) is the leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide. From auditing and inspection, to testing, training, advisory, quality assurance and certification, Intertek adds value to customers’ products, processes and assets. With a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 36,000 people in more than 100 countries, Intertek supports companies’ success in a global marketplace. Intertek helps its customers to meet end users’ expectations for safety, sustainability, performance, integrity and desirability in virtually any market worldwide.