Tests to verify the electrical safety of products

Our product safety tests provide manufacturers with a guarantee that their products meet the reference standards. Accredited to ISO 17025, IMQ’s laboratories conduct tests in accordance with the major European and international standards. The reliability and transparency of our test results is guaranteed by our state-of-the-art equipment and the expertise IMQ technicians have acquired from their experience, continuous updating and membership of the main working groups on international standards.

The main electrical safety tests carried out by IMQ include:

  • Methods of measurement of touch current and protective conductor current - IEC/EN 60990
  • Household electrical appliances - Measurement of standby power - IEC/EN 62301 and EN 50564
  • Measurement of insulation resistance
  • Dielectric strength
  • Measurement of protective conductor resistance
  • Measurement of component temperatures
  • Overload and short-circuit testing of components
  • Capacitor discharge time
  • Electrical continuity of earthed parts
  • Testing of protection against access to live parts
  • Abnormal operation (e.g. overvoltage, undervoltage)
  • Electronic circuit failures
  • Safety software analysis
  • Construction, mechanical strength and distances of circuits, insulation, components
Management system certification is the endorsement enjoyed by organisations that have chosen to equip themselves with efficient management systems and suitable skills and structures, aimed at continuous improvement. And the higher the prestige of the awarding body, the higher the value of the guarantee. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, our laboratories have full capability to put products through all the checks required by the major European directives and international standards. The certifications issued by IMQ are synonymous with trust. They guarantee safety, performance, efficiency and quality standards. More than 10,000 companies have turned to IMQ to certify their products and stand out on the market. Notified body for the main EU directives, IMQ offers tests and CE certifications to assess the conformity of the products to the requirements required to be marketed on the European market. Inspections and audits validate the conformity of electrical installations, equipment, supplies and services with the applicable technical and legislative specifications. IMQ is leader in Europe in the conformity assessment activity, technical partner chosen by Ministries and Authorities for market control purposes. IMQ is a brand recognized by the market as a synonym of safety and quality, and an internationally recognized partner, a valued member of the main international regulatory work groups. All IMQ personnel are required to strictly observe professional secrecy. IMQ has been working for 70 years trying to anticipate the future, to make the present safer.