Intertek Completes First Round of Testing to National Institute of Justice Standard 1001.00, Under the Safety Equipment Institute Certification Program in U.S.
May 19, 2020
Cortland, N.Y. – Intertek, a Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, has completed its initial testing under the Safety Equipment Institute (SEI) certification program for U.S. National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Standard 1001.00. The SEI program is the first, and only, recognized program for the standard, which entered the private sector in December of 2018. As SEI’s sole testing partner, Intertek is the first laboratory to test products for certification under the new private-sector program.
NIJ Standard 1001.00 specifies minimum requirements for form and fit, performance, testing, documentation, and labeling of restraints intended to be used by criminal justice personnel. Certification indicates that certain samples of restraint products have been tested and found to meet requirements for corrosion, tensile strength, decontamination solution resistance, impact, component strength, and key and cuff design attributes, among others. Additionally, the facilities where products are manufactured have been audited and found to meet stringent quality assurance requirements. Certification to the standard, drafted by Intertek experts and others within the industry, recently transitioned from within the NIJ to the private sector.
Jason Allen, Technical Lead at Intertek said, “At Intertek our priority has always been to help ensure the quality and performance of products used by first responders, including law enforcement. We are pleased to bring our years of experience to criminal justice personnel and the agencies they serve, helping to ensure the performance and quality of the products they use, through our long-standing partnership with the SEI.”
Intertek provides rigorous evaluations and expansive testing capabilities to deliver assurance that, even under the most stressful or hazardous conditions, personal protective equipment will provide sustained protection. The company’s industry-leading PPE testing services yield third-party test reports accepted by the Safety Equipment Institute (SEI) for a wide array of standards, assuring customers that a product meets performance and industry requirements. For more, visit: http://www.intertek.com/life-safety/ppe/.
Intertek is a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Our network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 46,000 people in more than 100 countries, delivers innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection, and Certification solutions for our customers’ operations and supply chains. Intertek Total Quality Assurance expertise, delivered consistently with precision, pace and passion, enabling our customers to power ahead safely. www.intertek.com
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