LabTest Certification Receives Accreditation as a Notified Body (NB) for the EU ATEX Directive for Approval of Equipment Used in Explosive Atmospheres

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June 14, 2021

LabTest Certification Inc. has been accredited as a Notified Body for the ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU, to carry out evaluation of equipment used in Explosive Atmospheres and issue EU Type Examination and Quality Assurance Notification (QAN) Certificates and for the European Union.

With the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) coming into effect, one of the benefits of the agreement is that it allows for Canadian Conformity Assessment bodies to apply for Notified Body accreditation for selected EU directives.

As an accredited Notified Body (NB No.: 2815), LabTest will now be able to provide:

o ATEX Technical Files

o EU Type Examination Certificates

oQAN Reports & Certificates

“This is a very exciting time for LabTest” says Kavinder Dhillon, President of LabTest Certification Inc. “As the world starts to recover from COVID-19, the timing couldn’t have been better. With the addition of the new ATEX accreditation for the European Union, LabTest is now able to provide a complete, in-house package solution to its clients who manufacture equipment for use in Explosive Atmospheres. This will allow us to provide faster results and improved service deliverable. With our IECEx, ATEX, and North American accreditations, we are now able to offer product approvals for most global economies. We are excited to be able to offer this additional service to our existing clients, who, over the years, have trusted LabTest as their partner for product approvals. But we are also looking forward to offering the new service to new customers seeking to place their products on the European market.”

LabTest Certification latest accreditation as an ATEX Notified Body, in addition to the previous combined accreditations for Hazardous Locations Equipment approvals, will provide manufacturers with one single solution to global markets.

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