Quality certificates

The purpose and meaning of certifications

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Relationship between quality and certifications

 

What are certifications for, anyway? A look at the word root provides the first answers. Certification is made up from two Latin words: “Certe” (certain, sure, secure) and “facere” (“make”). According to this, a certification is something that is secure, it safeguards the provider and most importantly the client. More precisely, it is a method to help verify compliance with certain requirements.

 

Quality signed and sealed

Certifications are issued by independent certification bodies such as TÜV or DEKRA in Germany and are time-limited in most cases. They all have one thing in common, though: Using independent audits, they confirm certain quality standards according to defined specifications. In this way they contribute to reducing the insecurity in connection with a purchase decision. In other words: They represent quality, signed and sealed.

 

Certifications need a standard

A certification or testing seal can of course only confirm a partial aspect. Furthermore, everyone involved must also have an understanding on an international level about exactly what is being certified. For this, there are international standards.

For example, the TÜV certifies the quality management of a company according to the standard DIN EN ISO 9001. This globally recognised standard describes which requirements the management system of a company must fulfil to be able provide products and services that comply with customer expectations as well as any regulatory requirements. Another seal of approval for quality products is the CE mark.

With this seal, the buyers of Losberger space solutions know, for example, that the tents, halls or containers purchased comply with all legal requirements. Documentation that cheaper alternatives often cannot provide.

 

Demonstrably with the future in mind

Often there is a requirement by the buyers that the respective provider can prove that they will operate in a sustainabe and environmentally acceptable manner. This can be accomplished with the international environmental management standard ISO 14001, for example. It determines requirements for an environmental management system that are recognised worldwide.

In addition to DIN standards, there are also a number of other certificates in this area, such as the ECOfit seal or the FAMAB Sustainable Company certification. The latter especially confirms sustainable operation in the event industry, for example.

As a holistically thinking and acting premium manufacturer, Losberger sought different facets of sustainable operation from three bodies at the same time: TÜV, FAMAB and ECOfit.

 

You can count on this seal

In addition to quality management and sustainability, certifications also often deal with very specific matters. For example, guaranteeing the stability of supporting components. Thus expert welding companies can have their welding work in the production of aluminium and steel support components certified. Losberger has a DVS certificate according to DIN EN 1090-2 and 1090-3, for example.

 

Certified means one thing first and foremost: being totally sure!

What all their names are and what they stand for: Finally all independent certifications and seals of approval are one thing above all – evidence of real quality that can be relied upon. In this sense they facilitate the purchase decision and give the decider the guarantee and the certainty that they have invested well and reasonably.

 

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