Accredited Laboratories

The following laboratories have been approved to test equipment according to defined UIAA standards.

The latest ‘Regulations for existing and potential UIAA Accredited Laboratories’ can be downloaded here.

UIAA Accredited Labs

Technische Versuchs- und Forschungsanstalt (TVFA) der Technischen Universität Wien

Approved for testing the following standards

Karlsplatz 13
A-1040 Wien
Austria

Contact
Martin Kappel
T:  +43 (0)1 – 588 0143 001
F: +43 (0)1 – 588 0143 099
E: martin.kappel@tvfa.at
W: tvfa.at

UIAA 101 Dynamic Ropes

UIAA 102 Accessory Cord

UIAA 103 Tape

UIAA 104 Slings

UIAA 105 Harnesses

UIAA 121 Connectors (Karabiners)

UIAA 123 Rock Anchors

UIAA 124 Chocks

UIAA 125 Frictional Anchors

UIAA 126 Rope Clamps

UIAA 127 Pulleys

UIAA 128 Energy Absorbing Systems

UIAA 129 Braking Devices

UIAA 152 Ice Tools (Axes and Hammers)

Sicherheitstechnische Prüfstelle (AUVA)

Approved for testing the following standards

Adalbert-Stifter-Straße 65
A – 1200 Wien
Österreich – Austria

Contact
Renate Waglechner
T: +43 (0)5 – 9393-21776
F: +43 (0)5 – 9393-21783
E: stp@auva.at
W: auva.at/stp

UIAA 104 Slings

UIAA 105 Harnesses

UIAA 106 Helmets

UIAA 121 Connectors (Karabiners)

UIAA 128 Energy Absorbing Systems

UIAA 129 Braking Devices

The Versuchsanstalt für Maschinenbau an der HTL Innsbruck (VAMIBK)

Approved for testing the following standards

Anichstrasse 26-28
A-6020 Innsbruck
Austria

Contact
Anton Rass
T: +43 512 59717 260
E: anton.rass@vamibk.at
W: vamibk.at

UIAA 121 Connectors (Karabiners)

UIAA 122 Pitons

UIAA 123 Rock Anchors

UIAA 127 Pulleys

UIAA 129 Braking Devices

UIAA 151 Ice Anchors

UIAA 152 Ice Tools (Axes and Hammers)

UIAA 153 Crampons

SZU Engineering Test Institute, Public Enterprise

Approved for testing the following standards

Tovární 5
CZ-46621 Jablonec nad Nisou
Czech Republic

Contact
Petr Hajek
T: +420 483 348 237
F: +420 483 710 768
E: hajek@szutest.cz
W: szutest.cz

UIAA 101 Dynamic Ropes

UIAA 102 Accessory Cord

UIAA 103 Tape

UIAA 104 Slings

UIAA 105 Harnesses

UIAA 106 Helmets

UIAA 107 Low Stretch Rope Connectors

UIAA 121 Connectors (Karabiners)

UIAA 122 Pitons

UIAA 123 Rock Anchors

UIAA 124 Chocks

UIAA 125 Frictional Anchors

UIAA 126 Rope Clamps

UIAA 127 Pulleys

UIAA 128 Energy Absorbing Systems

UIAA 129 Braking Devices

UIAA 151 Ice Anchors

UIAA 152 Ice Tools (Axes and Hammers)

UIAA 153 Crampons

UIAA 154 Snow Anchors (Dead Man)

UIAA 155 Snow Pickets

UIAA 161 Crash Pads

VVUU, a.s Zkušební laborator

Approved for testing the following standards

Pikartsḱá 1337/7, 716 07 Ostrava Radvanice
Czech Republic

Contact
Ing. Jiří Šorf
T: +420 596 252 332
F: +420 596 252 147
E: sorfj@vvuu.cz
W: vvuu.cz
W: cai.cz

UIAA 101 Dynamic Ropes

UIAA 102 Accessory cords

UIAA 103 Tape

UIAA 104 Slings

UIAA 105 Harnesses

UIAA 107 Low stretch Ropes

UIAA 121 Connectors (Karabiners)

UIAA 122 Pitons

UIAA 123 Rock Anchors

UIAA 124 Chocks

UIAA 125 Frictional Anchors

UIAA 126 Rope Clamps

UIAA 127 Pulleys

UIAA 128 Energy Absorbing Systems

UIAA 129 Braking Devices

UIAA 151 Ice Anchors

UIAA 152 Ice Tools

UIAA 153 Crampons

APAVE Sudeurope – Centre d’Essais de Fontaine

Approved for testing the following standards

17, Av. Paul Langevin
F-38600 Fontaine
France

Contact
T: +33 (0)4 7653 5222
F: +33 (0)4 7653 3240
E: vincent.maillocheau@apave.com
W: apave.com

UIAA 101 Dynamic Ropes

UIAA 102 Accessory Cord

UIAA 103 Tape

UIAA 104 Slings

UIAA 105 Harnesses

UIAA 106 Helmets

UIAA 107 Low stretch Ropes

UIAA 121 Connectors (Karabiners)

UIAA 122 Pitons

UIAA 123 Rock Anchors

UIAA 124 Chocks

UIAA 125 Frictional Anchors

UIAA 126 Rope Clamps

UIAA 127 Pulleys

UIAA 128 Energy Absorbing Systems

UIAA 129 Braking Devices

UIAA 151 Ice Anchors

UIAA 152 Ice Tools (Axes and Hammers)

UIAA 153 Crampons

UIAA 154 Snow Anchors (Dead Man)

Laboratoire de l’UTAC – UTAC UDS Groupe UTAC CERAM

Approved for testing the following standards

Autodrome de Linas-Montlhéry
BP 20212
91311 Montlhéry Cedex
France

Contact
Philippe ADAM
Responsable Qualité groupe
T: +33 (0)1 69 80 17 20
E: philippe.adam@utaceram.com
W: utac.com

ceram-mortefontaine.fr

UIAA 106 Helmets

Institut für Fördertechnik (IFT) der Universität Stuttgart 

Approved for testing the following standards

Holzgartenstraße 15B
D-70174 Stuttgart
Germany

Contact
Stefan Hecht
T: 0711 685 83596
E: stefan.hecht@ift.uni-stuttgart.de
W: uni-stuttgart.de/ift

UIAA 101 Dynamic Ropes

UIAA 102 Accessory Cord

UIAA 103 Tape

UIAA 104 Slings

UIAA 105 Harnesses

UIAA 107 Low Stretch Ropes

UIAA 121 Connectors (Karabiners)

UIAA 124 Chocks

UIAA 125 Frictional Anchors

UIAA 126 Rope Clamps

UIAA 127 Pulleys

UIAA 128 Energy Absorbing Systems

UIAA 129 Braking Devices

Materialpruefungsanstalt Universitaet Stuttgart (MPA)

Approved for testing the following standards

Pfaffenwaldring 32
70569 Stuttgart
Germany
70569

Contact
Uwe Mayer
Head of Unit High Rate Testing
T: +49 71 1685 62 607
E: uwe.mayer@mpa.uni-stuttgart.de
W: mpa.uni-stuttgart.de

UIAA 106 Helmets

TÜV SÜD Product Service GmbH 

Approved for testing the following standards

TEC SPORT
Ridlerstraße 65
D-80339 München
Germany

Contact
Volker Kron
T: +49 (0)89 – 50084 191
F: +49 (0)89 – 50084 316
E: volker.kron@tuev-sued.de
W: tuev-sued.de

UIAA 102 Accessory Cord

UIAA 103 Tape

UIAA 104 Slings

UIAA 105 Harnesses

UIAA 106 Helmets

UIAA 121 Connectors (Karabiners)

UIAA 122 Pitons

UIAA 123 Rock Anchors

UIAA 124 Chocks

UIAA 125 Frictional Anchors

UIAA 126 Rope Clamps

UIAA 127 Pulleys

UIAA 128 Energy Absorbing Systems

UIAA 129 Braking Devices

UIAA 151 Ice Anchors

UIAA 152 Ice Tools (Axes and Hammers)

UIAA 153 Crampons

UIAA 154 Snow Anchors (Dead Man)

UIAA 156 Avalanche Rescue Shovels

CSI Spa

Approved for testing the following standards

Viale Lonbardia 20
I-20021 Bollate (MI)
Italy

Contact
Chiara Banfi
T: +39 023 8330311
F: +39 023 503940
E: chiarabanfi@csi-spa.com
W: csi-spa.com

UIAA 106 Helmets

Dolomiticert s.c.a.r.l.

Approved for testing the following standards

Zona Industriale Villa Nova 1
I-32013 Longarone
Italy

Contact
Tommaso Morandin
T: +39 0437 – 573157
F: +39 0437 – 573131
E: tommaso.morandin@dolomiticert.it 
W: dolomiticert.it 

UIAA 101 Dynamic Ropes

UIAA 102 Accessory Cords

UIAA 103 Tape

UIAA 104 Slings

UIAA 105 Harnesses

UIAA 106 Helmets

UIAA 107 Low Stretch Rope

UIAA 121 Connectors (Karabiners)

UIAA 122 Pitons

UIAA 123 Rock Anchors

UIAA 124 Chocks

UIAA 125 Frictional Anchors

UIAA 126 Rope Clamps

UIAA 127 Pulleys

UIAA 128 Energy Absorbing Systems

UIAA 129 Braking Devices

UIAA 151 Ice Anchors

UIAA 152 Ice Tools (Axes and Hammers)

UIAA 153 Crampons

UIAA 154 Snow Anchors

Newton Srl

Approved for testing the following standards

Via G. di Vittorio 2/D,
20017 Mazzo di Rho (MI), Italy

Contact
Luca Cenedese (Director) &
Maurizio Castiglioni
T: +39 (0)2 93906088
F: +39 (0)2 93906075
E: maurizio.castiglioni@newtonlab.it
W: newtonlab.it

UIAA 106 Helmets

AITEX Textile Research Institute

Approved for testing the following standards

Plaza Emilio Sala
1 C.P.
03801 Alcoy (Alicante)
Spain

Contact
Axel Ferrando
T: +34 965542200
E: aferrando@aitex.es
W: aitex.es

UIAA 101 Dynamic Ropes

UIAA 102 Accessory Cord

UIAA 103 Tape

UIAA 104 Slings

UIAA 107 Low stretch Ropes

SATRA Technology Centre

Approved for testing the following standards

Wyndham Way
Telford Way
Kettering
Northamptonshire
NN16 8SD
United Kingdom

Contact
PJ Doughty
Manager- Safety Products Centre
T: +44 (0) 1536 41 0000
E: peted@satra.co.uk
W: satra.co.uk

UIAA 101 Dynamic Ropes

UIAA 102 Accessory Cord

UIAA 103 Tape

UIAA 104 Slings

UIAA 105 Harnesses

UIAA 106 Helmets

UIAA 107 Low stretch Ropes

UIAA 121 Connectors (Karabiners)

UIAA 122 Pitons

UIAA 123 Rock Anchors

UIAA 124 Chocks

UIAA 125 Frictional Anchors

UIAA 126 Rope Clamps

UIAA 127 Pulleys

UIAA 128 Energy Absorbing Systems

UIAA 129 Braking Devices

UIAA 151 Ice Anchors

UIAA 152 Ice Tools (Axes and Hammers)

UIAA 153 Crampons

UIAA 154 Snow Anchors (Dead Man)

SGS United Kingdom Limited

Approved for testing the following standards

Unit 202B
Worle Parkway
Weston Super Mare
BS22 6WA
United Kingdom

Contact
Mark Reed
T: +44 (0) 1934 522917
F: +44 (0) 1934 522137
E: mark.Reed@sgs.com
W: uk.sgs.com

UIAA 101 Dynamic Ropes

UIAA 102 Accessory Cord

UIAA 103 Tape

UIAA 104 Slings

UIAA 105 Harnesses

UIAA 106 Helmets

UIAA 107 Low stretch Ropes

UIAA 121 Connectors (Karabiners)

UIAA 122 Pitons

UIAA 123 Rock Anchors

UIAA 124 Chocks

UIAA 125 Frictional Anchors

UIAA 126 Rope Clamps

UIAA 127 Pulleys

UIAA 129 Braking Devices

UIAA 151 Ice Anchors

UIAA 152 Ice Tools (Axes and Hammers)

UIAA 153 Crampons

UIAA 154 Snow Anchors (Dead Man)

SGS-CSTC Standards Technical Services Co., Ltd.

Approved for testing the following standards

198 Kezhu Road, Scientech Park
Guangzhou Economic &
Technology Development District
Guangzhou, Guangdong Province
China

Contact
George Lin
T: +86 (20) 8215 5516
F: +86 (20) 8207 5191
E: George.lin@sgs.com

UIAA 106 Helmets

Jiangsu Zhongzheng Testing Co., Ltd

Approved for testing the following standards

Jiangsu Zhongzheng Testing Co., Ltd.
No.818 Room,
No.108 HeFeng Road, HuaQiao Town,
KunShan City,
Jiangsu, China

Contact
Mike Qian, Clark Lau
T: + 86 512 3685 7685
F: + 86 512 3685 7685
E: china.service@global-otc.com
W: www.global-otc.com

UIAA 102 Accessory Cord

UIAA 103 Tape

UIAA 104 Slings

UIAA 121 Connectors (Karabiners)

UIAA 126 Rope Clamps