Software Evaluation for Electrical Products

Is Your Product Compliant? Our accredited software evaluation services help ensure your product complies with the latest safety standards. It is MANDATORY to evaluate software controlling safety features.

As our world becomes more connected by technology, most products now incorporate software capabilities, many controlling operational and safety functions. This evolution leads to new safety, quality, and validation requirements which you might not have previously experienced. Most standards now include specific clauses setting out mandatory software evaluation requirements.

Third-party software evaluation by an accredited testing company, such as Intertek, is required in order to comply with product legislation and directives. Third party evaluation is also required where a product requires certification.

Intertek can evaluate your software procedures to ensure your product complies with safety standards and check the special measures which control fault/error conditions. Our global network of software experts offer complete lifecycle support for manufacturers and are accredited assessors for IEC/EN 607030-1, IEC/EN 60355-1, IEC/EN 298, EN 54, EN 50271, and more.

Which standards require software assessment?

If your product falls into the following categories, you must ensure a software review has been completed.

EN 61508-3
Functional safety of electrical/electronic/programmable electronic safety-related systems - Part 3: Software requirements
EN 298
Automatic burner control systems for burners and appliances burning gaseous or liquid fuels

EN 12067-1
Gas/air ratio controls for gas burners and gas burning appliances - Part 1: Pneumatic types

EN 13611
Safety and control devices for gas burners and gas burning appliances - General requirements

EN 14459
Control functions in electronic systems for gas burners and gas burning appliances — Methods for classification and assessment
EN 60335-1
Safety of household and similar electrical appliances - Part 1: General requirements

EN 60730-1
Automatic electrical controls for household and similar use - Part 1: General requirements

EN 60601-1
Medical electrical equipment - Part 1: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance

EN 62304
Medical device software - Software life-cycle processes

EN 54 series
Fire detection and fire alarm systems

EN 14604
Smoke alarm devices

EN 12094-1
Fixed firefighting systems - Components for gas extinguishing systems - Part 1: Requirements and test methods for electrical automatic control and delay devices

EN 50291-1
Electrical apparatus for the detection of carbon monoxide in domestic premises

EN 50271
Electrical apparatus for the detection and measurement of combustible gases, toxic gases or oxygen — Requirements and tests for apparatus using software and/or digital technologies

EN 746-2
Industrial thermoprocessing equipment Part 2: Safety requirements for combustion and fuel handling systems
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