Testing Drones for Safety & Quality

Safety and Quality Testing Solutions for Drones and Unmanned Aerial Systems

Around the world, drones (or “unmanned aerial systems”) are becoming more and more common for both private and commercial use. Intertek’s safety and quality solutions can help manufacturers and retailers mitigate risk.

As drone usage continues to surge dramatically, safety concerns are being raised by users and government agencies. There is the risk of drones interfering with civilian and commercial aviation, in addition to the potential of personal injury and property loss.

Intertek, with collaboration from manufacturers and industry associations, has developed a comprehensive drone testing plan based on existing regulatory requirements, safety standards, and testing protocols. We use this proprietary plan as a framework to help manufacturers and retailers verify the safety and quality of any drone design.

Agencies such as the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have adopted or proposed regulations for drones, and it’s reasonable to assume that more regulation will be enacted in other markets as well. Intertek can help manufacturers and retailers navigate these requirements quickly, efficiently, and successfully.

Our testing protocol includes testing and inspection in the following areas:

  • Functional Safety
  • Electrical Safety
  • Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
  • General Performance Characteristics
  • Benchmarking For Marketing Claims
  • Battery Safety and Performance
  • Software Validation
  • Hazardous Chemicals
  • Packaging
  • Supplier Validation

Download our Drone Testing Fact Sheet to learn more!

No one offers a more comprehensive portfolio of Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification services to ensure drone quality and safety. Like many emerging technologies, the demand for these products is increasing even faster than regulators can keep up. Contact Intertek today to help protect your brand, mitigate risk, and develop higher quality products that meet customers’ expectations.


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