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Acceptance of Client's Testing (ACT)
Acceptance of Client's Testing (ACT), is a unique program in which TÜV SÜD Americaauthorizes a manufacturers facility and staff to perform product safety testing. Test results are then reviewed and approved by TÜV SÜD engineers, allowing proper certification to be applied to the product. This entire process helps organizations drastically reduce their overall product compliance costs while simultaneously accelerating the compliance process by eliminating duplicate testing schemes.
To participate in the TÜV SÜD ACT program, a manufacturer must meet 2 basic requirements:
Alternatively, ISO 9001 registration (with emphasis placed on the requirements of EN 45001 and ISO/EN 17025) can demonstrate competence to meet the ACT requirements. Approved internal programs from UL (Underwriters Laboratories) or CSA (Canadian Standards Association) can also prove compliance.
Added Value for an ACT Approved Facility
Through the ACT program the "TÜV SÜD Mark philosophy" of maximum safety, quality and product function remains uncompromised, providing confidence that all applicable tests were conducted under the strictest of conditions and with the highest quality.
In addition to testing for product certificates, the ACT approved facility may wish to submit test reports and data to TÜV SÜD Product Service for formal review and endorsement, a sound practice for those products seeking the CE Marking, which require detailed technical files based on the applicable European Union Directives.
Authorization of the ACT facility by TÜV SÜD Product Service may be used in the participating firms' advertising and marketing materials to enhance the reputation of the firm along with the proven quality of the products being tested.
Lastly, the manufacturer's quality control increases while cost decreases by detecting safety and quality issues early on, and having the ability to provide instant feedback to production/engineering.
Additional benefits enjoyed by the ACT firm may include:
Responsibilities of an ACT Firm
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