Safety Mechanical Products

Mechanical products, despite their obvious simplicity, often conceal countless pitfalls and dangers for end users. As a result of increasing media attention to this issue, consumer awareness of the importance of using products that have been tested for safety has increased, to ensure that they remain safe even after long-term use or when subjected to improper but reasonably predictable use.

Below are some examples of products that are subject to tests:

  • Outdoor/indoor furniture
  • Car accessories (bike racks, ski racks, roof boxes, etc.)
  • Bicycle accessories (seats, etc.)
  • Sports equipment 
  • Fitness equipment
  • Playgrounds
  • Urban furniture
  • Scaffolding
  • Kiddie Rides
  • Inflatable games

Trials and tests

WITNESS TESTon-site (at the manufacturer's site)

The OdC is on site during the tests to verify the correct compliance of the products being verified with the regulatory requirements. The activity includes the release of a TEST REPORT.

As an alternative to the Witness Test, a Test Programme can be carried out at a Qualified Laboratory. Among the tests that can be conducted: Resistance to breakage and traction

  • Tests under conditions of misuse of the product
  • Stability and drop tests
  • HIC measurement for shock-absorbing surfaces
  • Bending tests
  • Mechanical shocks
  • Fatigue tests
  • Life cycles


Technical analysis of structural characteristics and other elements such as:

  • Functionality;
  • Mechanical robustness;
  • Ability to withstand mechanical and thermal stresses.

Analysis of the documentation provided with the product:

  • Use and maintenance manuals;
  • Possibility of documentation relating to the assembly / installation of the product.

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