ASTM F3356 - 19a

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

    Active Standard ASTM F3356 | Developed by Subcommittee: F12.60

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.08


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    1. Scope

    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 establishes 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.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ISO Standards

    ISO 9001:2008 Quality management systems Requirements

    ISO 9001:2015 Quality management systems Requirements

    ISO/IEC 17000 Conformity assessmentVocabulary and general principles

    ISO/IEC 17025 General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories

    ISO/IEC 17065 Conformity assessmentRequirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services

    ASTM Standards

    F3020 Performance Specifications and Test Methods for Hand-Worn Metal Detectors Used in Safety and Security

    F3278 Performance Specifications and Test Methods for Hand-Held Metal Detectors Used in Safety and Security


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.310 (Protection against crime)

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    DOI: 10.1520/F3356-19A

    Citation Format

    ASTM F3356-19a, Standard Practice for Conformity Assessment of Metal Detectors Used in Safety and Security, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019, www.astm.org

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