We also include product safety and ENERGY STAR evaluations for batteries. For unique or custom-built equipment, MET provides on-site field testing and evaluations.

Common North America standards include:

  • UL 60745-1 — Hand-held motor-operated electric tools – safety – part 1: general requirements
  • UL 60745-2 Series
  • CSA C22.2 # 60745-1
  • CSA C22.2 # 60745-2 Series
  • UL 1448 — Safety standard for electric hedge trimmers
  • UL 1602 — Safety standard for gasoline engine powered, rigid cutting member edgers and edger/trimmers

International

For international markets, our Global Market Access team will assist you in obtaining any major international certification mark you need. MET is a recognized National Certifying Body (NCB) within the CB scheme for the review and recognition of test reports to IEC 60745-1 & -2 (TOOL).


For CE Marking in Europe, MET performs testing to support Declarations of Conformity for EMC, Low Voltage, and Machinery Directives, including these standards:

  • EN 50144-2-13 — Safety of handheld electric motor operated tools – Part 2-13: Particular requirements for chain saws
  • EN 50144-2-15 — Safety of handheld electric motor operated tools – Part 2-15: Particular requirements for hedge trimmers
  • EN 50338 — Safety of household and similar electrical appliances – Particular requirements for pedestrian-controlled battery powered electrical lawn mowers
  • EN 55014-1 — Electromagnetic compatibility – Requirements for household appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus
  • EN 55014-2 — Electromagnetic compatibility – Requirements for household appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus
  • EN 60335-2-91 — Household and similar electrical appliances, safety – Part 2-91: Particular requirements for walk-behind and hand-held lawn trimmers and lawn edge trimmers
  • EN 60745-2-1 — Hand-held motor-operated electric tools, safety – Part 2-1: Particular requirements for drills and impact drills
  • EN 60745-2-2 — Hand-held motor-operated electric tools, safety – Part 2-2: Particular requirements for screwdrivers and impact wrenches
  • EN 60745-2-3 — Hand-held motor-operated electric tools, safety – Part 2-3: Particular requirements for grinders, polishers and disk-type sanders
  • EN 60745-2-5 — Hand-held motor-operated electric tools, safety – Part 2-5: Particular requirements for circular saws
  • EN 60745-2-17 — Hand-held motor-operated electric tools, safety – Part 2-17: Particular requirements for routers and trimmers
  • ISO 11681 — Portable chainsaws – safety requirements and testing