Leading international electrical manufacturers collaborate to raise standards and safety as part of European wide initiative to drive out non-regulation products.
Poland’s Electric Equipment Manufacturers Section (SPAE) is curently combating non-regulation electrical equipment and appliances.
Established at the National Chamber of Commerce for Electronics and Telecommunications, the MSSI ELECTRICAL (Market Surveillance Support Initiative) brings together leading European manufacturers of low-voltage electrical installation and infrastructure products and systems, alongside industry organizations.
As part of their cooperation, manufacturers including ABB, DEHN, ETI, Eaton Electric, Legrand, Schneider Electric and Siemens support local market monitoring bodies to examine the manufacture, testing, sale, use and distribution of electrical products and systems. They take appropriate action by informing the relevant market surveillance authorities of products suspected of failing to comply with standards and requirements.
Born at European level in 2012, the initiative has already been successfully implemented across France, Germany, Great Britain, Spain and Italy.
Wojciech Swiatek, Business Development Director at Schneider Electric and chairman of SPAE Section explains: ‘This year, the initiative expands and starts to be implemented in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, the Benelux countries and the Nordic countries. In Poland we encounter the same problems as in other European countries, so we decided to work together and implement this project in our own country, too.’
As part of the initiative, the SPAE, in collaboration with the independent accredited laboratory of the Quality Assurance Agency (BBJ – Quality Testing Office), commissioned two product tests. The first study involved 23 samples of circuit breakers of various manufacturers present on the Polish market, including members of SPAE. However, it has to be emphasized that only selected tests were performed for the critical parameters.
Read more about this initiative on: 4-traders.