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Product Testing and Certification
Machinery Noise and Vibrations
Machinery in operation can cause adverse environmental impacts such as noise and vibrations. The European Community has adopted the Noise emission by outdoor equipment Directive 2000/14/EC in order to reduce noise produced by machinery. SIQ can help you ensure your machinery meets the requirements of this Directive.
SIQ is an accredited testing laboratory and certification body for machinery, and a notified body for the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC. We provide everything your machinery or safety component needs to be sold freely on the European Union market. We already get involved in the machine design phase, we issue the necessary certificates and test reports, and if necessary, help obtain the necessary national certificates. For groups of hazardous machinery, we carry out EC type tests, or the assessment of the complete quality assurance system as required by the Directive.
For Importers and Retailers
As we are familiar with the requirements of the European Union technical legislation, we can carry out inspections of the necessary machine documentation, and evaluation of compliance with the essential safety requirements. Our professional staff can assist you in selecting the procedures and requirements of the technical legislation, applying the relevant standards, and preparing the relevant technical documentation.
We assess if the machine you want to use is safe enough in the aspect of mechanical and electrical safety, and that all legal requirements for putting the machine into operation are met. We can also inspect a machine that is already in operation, but requires an assurance that it is still safe after an upgrade or changed operating conditions. We assist you in importing new or used machinery, and carry out an inspection of the machinery in use (work equipment) within the framework of the occupational safety and health legislation.
We are aware that the various machinery created by our ancestors enabled us to reach the stage of development we are at today. It is our duty to ensure that the future generations will be able to develop even better and safer machinery.