Testing determines a product or material’s characteristics in a laboratory, or on-site. It provides businesses with confidence that products and materials have the required properties in terms of safety and quality, and that they comply with specifications and applicable rules and regulations.
Inspection involves verifying on-site that a product, asset or system meets specified criteria. It covers a wide range of services designed to reduce risk, control quality and verify quantity and meet regulatory requirements.
Certification represents assurance by an independent accredited body of conformity to specific requirements. It covers products and their components, services, people and systems.