Extending product lifetime and enable re-use
Repairability testing is a type of testing that determines the ability and ease of the product to be repaired during its lifecycle. It involves three stages:
The service allows product (all or some parts) to be brought back to working condition after failure over a period of time without having to replace the entire product.
The circular economy focuses on designing waste out of the resource ecosystem and maximizing the value of resources by keeping them in use for as long as possible. One of the measures is to extend the product lifetime and enable re-use where products are repaired instead of being replaced with new ones.
Repairability is required for many categories of products sold or imported into the European Union (EU), France and other major markets. There are several initiatives to promote more energy-efficient and sustainable products. These includes the French Repairability Scoring Index and EU “right-to-repair”.
Third-party repairability tests also help strengthen your competitive position in the market by demonstrating your commitment to sustainability.
YOUR BUSINESS BENEFITS
Testing and proof that your products fulfill the repairability requirements
Extend the product’s lifecycle hence reducing the impact on the environment
Helps you to design more repairable products with the aim of achieving better and more marketable
Repairability testing also helps you to win acceptance from consumers who are likely to choose a product that is labelled “more repairable”.
TÜV SÜD’S APPROACH TO REPAIRABILITY TESTING
Our experts are always up-to-date with regulatory changes and can efficiently support you in meeting the relevant regulations and test requirements in the area of repairability.
TÜV SÜD Repairability Standards
French Repairability Scoring Index*
*There will be additional product categories within the French Repairability Scoring Index from 2022 onwards: top-loading washing machines, dishwashers, vacuum cleaners, tablets and high-pressure cleaners
TÜV SÜD Repairability Standard is based on the EN 45554 (partly) and the French “Repairability grid” and consists of three steps:
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Overview of compliance requirements for electrical goods.