Regulatory Compliance and Standards Certification

Requirements for standards-compliance testing are increasing for all kinds of products and equipment. Inter-continental trade is driving the harmonization of standards in the European Union (EU), and manufacturers are doing trade work with other nations who increasingly face standards-compliance issues.

WESTEST staff are experienced in standards testing, whether to known standards or the client's self-imposed standards. WESTEST can test equipment and machinery to comply with standards produced by:

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASAE)
Canadian Standards Association (CSA)
Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB)
Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (CMVSS)
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS)
International Standards Organization (ISO)
Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHAS) [U.S. and Canada]

Professional engineers oversee tests and produce test reports recognized by official standards-testing bodies and government regulatory bodies.

National Safety Mark (NSM) Certification
The National Safety Mark (NSM) is the property of the Government of Canada and its use is authorized by the Minister of Transport to manufacturers of new vehicles offered for sale in Canada. Transport Canada requires that manufacturers authorized to affix the mark have the capability to certify their vehicle production to comply with the regulations under the Motor Vehicle Safety Act.

WESTEST can perform seat/seat belt/seat anchorage testing (CMVSS 207, 208, 209, 210), rear impact guard testing (CMVSS 223), center of gravity verification (for CMVSS 105), and many other tests. Our team of professional engineers are able to interpret the regulations and offer opinions of compliance as required to help collect the necessary documentation and evidence that Transport Canada needs as part of the application. 

Contact us today to discuss your requirements with regards to testing and engineering required to support your NSM application or NSM-related activities.