ASTA Certificates are internationally recognized and are available through testing at accredited testing facilities that have been rigorously assessed by Intertek. kA Testing Facility is the only ASTA recognised laboratory for low voltage switchgear and controlgear testing in the UK.

An ASTA Certificate is the only document that is independently verified and issued by an independent National Certification Body (NCB) outside of the testing station. The ASTA certificate is sealed and bound to ensure integrity and to prevent counterfeiting.

 

Benefits to Equipment Manufacturers

  • Demonstrates compliance with mandatory or client requirements
  • Risk management and assurance
  • Global market access
  • Product and service differentiation from the competition
  • Intellectual property protection
  • ASTA Certificates/Reports have international recognition
  • Provides the end-user with confidence in safe operation

Benefits of Third-Party Certification

  • Independent evidence of product safety
  • Independent confirmation that the equipment complies with the relevant clause(s) of the applicable standards
  • Protects the manufacturer against the risk of legal action
  • Minimizes risk for all parties in the supply chain
  • Certificates are often ‘specified’ by major end-users
  • Eases vendor approval – reduces number of individual customer/supplier audits