Glass is a popular material in a number of industries due to its versatility, strength and availability. New technological developments have further enhanced the features of glass, making it hard-wearing, heat resistant or even bullet proof. With the introduction of complex multi-material products with glass components, new regulations and standards to ensure quality and safety, such as Burglar Resistance, have been developed.
TÜV Rheinland can ensure vendors and manufacturers are able to deliver glass products (e.g. windows, door sand facade elements) that meet the required quality and are in line with applicable standards EN 356, EN 1628, EN 1629, EN 1630, EN 1991-1-1in the field of Burglar Safety.
TÜV Rheinland is one of the leading international providers of technical services for quality and safety. Operating from several locations in the Netherlands, for instance Apeldoorn, Leek and Oosterhout the Group is offering a broad range of services to its local and international customers. Currrently, a total of 110 employees are working for TÜV Rheinland in the Netherlands. The companies are important members of the network the TÜV Rheinland Group has built to cover all parts of the world.
TÜV Rheinland Nederland B.V. provides a large number of services, ranging, for instance, from testing and inspection of industrial facilities, testing of products to safety standards, through certification of management systems to vocational qualification and continuation training.
The staff are experts in particular areas of work, for instance in testing, measurements, assessments and certifications as regards buildings, industrial facilities, and management systems. In addition to that, they provide product testing, for example checks on textiles, clothing, carpets and floor coverings. TÜV Rheinland Nederland B.V. maintains an own glass laboratory and the service range here includes the analysis and energy efficiency improvement of glass furnaces.
The specialists working at the Notified Body test protective equipment, protective gloves as well as safety footwear in accordance with Directive 89/686/ EC (for manufacturers and importers).
Electronic Products and Services (EPS) is a business field specialised in the testing and certification of electrical, electronic and telecommunications products. It is the only laboratory in the Netherlands that has been duly accredited to measure the effect of electric radiation on human beings. The range of services also includes testing for electromagnetic compatibility, type testing, approval and product certification.
Moreover, the staff at TÜV Rheinland Nederland B.V. have professional expertise in dealing with issues arising from the use of glass in structural engineering and the designing of buildings.
The Board of Advisers is an independent body to the Board of TÜV Rheinland Netherlands B.V. and focuses on the assessment of the certification system, the assessment guidelines, the monitoring of the impartiality and independence of the certification processes.