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ASTM F3356-19

Standard Specification for Conformity Assessment of Metal Detectors Used in Safety and Security

1.1 This specification establishes the conformity assessment requirements for security systems and equipment. The design and testing requirements for a product’s conformity assessment are specified in the applicable ASTM performance standards developed by the ASTM F12 Committee on Security Systems and Equipment.

1.2 Conformity assessment requirements ensure the consistent application of the ASTM performance standards and establish requirements of the certification body’s accreditation process and operation of certification programs.

1.3 Certification bodies, to acquire or maintain accreditation, shall meet and continue to meet the requirements established by this specification, including any matter incorporated by reference.

1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

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