Case study: T.B. Davies & EN 131-6 Telescopic Ladders

Telescopic ladder

Case study: T.B. Davies – Xtend+Climb Telescopic Ladders “To the multi-disciplinary test houses, [telescopic ladders] are just one product in hundreds they provide testing for. What we really wanted was a test lab we could talk to, in the UK, and who really understood the product and the standard.” – Francis Camilleri, Business Development Director, […]

Case study: Parrs Step Stool

Step stool

Case study: Parrs Step Stool “We have already won one new contract and are hoping to seal another two very shortly. Being a UK made and UK Certified product really helped in those discussions.” – Richard Scholes, Managing Director, Parrs 18th May 2022 The product: Kick Step from Parrs Parrs has been supplying workplace equipment […]

2000 dangerous telescopic ladders stopped at Port

telescopic ladder

2000 dangerous telescopic ladders stopped at Port The Test & Research Centre has again helped Suffolk Trading Standards to prevent dangerous products from entering the UK market. Over 2000 were stopped at the Port of Felixstowe inthe largest shipment detained so far.  1st March 2022 Detained at the Port of Felixstowe Suffolk County Council Trading […]

T&R helps stop more dangerous ladders from entering the UK

T&R helps stop more dangerous ladders from entering the UK When the Imports Team at Suffolk Trading Standards came across some suspect ladders, the Test & Research Centre was there to help.  21st August 2021 suspect ladders Suffolk County Council Trading Standards are responsible for ensuring the goods arriving at the Port of Felixstowe are […]

T&R gains UKAS Accreditation

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T&R gains UKAS Accreditation The Test and Research Centre Ltd (T&R) has become the first test laboratory in the UK to achieve accreditation (ISO 17025) for the mobile access tower standard BS EN 1004-1:2020 from the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). John Darby, General Manager at T&R, explains more about accreditation and why it is […]

Dangerous ladders prevented entry to the UK with T&R help

Possibly the most dangerous ladders in the UK? Test & Research Centre helps to block another shipment of dangerous ladders from hitting UK shelves, in a joint operation with Trading Standards. 24th February 2021 Suspicious ladders Suffolk County Council Trading Standards has an Imports Team focused on the Port of Felixstowe. As the UK’s largest […]

T&RGETMARK granted to Parrs for UK made Kick Step

Step stool testing

First T&RGETMARK goes to Parrs for UK-made Kick Step Test & Research Centre is proud to announce the first access product to hold its T&RGETMARK Certification Mark. Parrs had struggled to find a Certification Body to help them – until they came to T&R.  19th January 2021 Parrs & the Kick Step F Parr Ltd […]

Testing Vs Certification?

ladder testing

Testing vs Certification? What is the difference between testing and Certification? Does it mean the same thing? Does it matter anyway? By the end of this 2 minute read, you should know the difference and why it is important.  18th November 2020 What is Testing? At some point in the development of any product, it […]

What is the value in Certification?

The value of Certification The word ‘Certification’ is thrown around a lot, but it has a very specific meaning. Do you know what it tells you about a product and why it’s such an important factor to consider before you make a purchase? By the end of this article, you’ll have a better understanding of […]

New investment in automated fatigue ladder testing equipment

ladder testing

New investment in automated fatigue ladder testing equipment The Test & Research Centre is announcing new investment into automated fatigue ladder testing equipment. It has been designed for cyclic ladder testing for products up to nearly 6m tall. With the new machine, T&R will be able to test and certify ladders to BS EN 131 […]