Child Safety Centre
TRL has been an authoritative source of independent and impartial expertise on the safety of children in vehicles for more than 30 years. We provide child seat manufacturers, retailers, road safety professionals and the automotive industry with a comprehensive service covering all aspects relating to the safety of children travelling in vehicles. TRL has now brought all that expertise together to provide a single point of contact for its child safety activities.
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TRL's experienced child safety team has knowledge in product development, Type Approval testing, child safety research and legislation.
An important new addition to our child seat activities is our recently launched 5 star rating scheme, which provides an objective and independent rating of a child seat's capabilities.
TRL operates a UKAS (ILAC) Approved Laboratory to ISO 17025. We are also an apointed Technical Service to VCA, UK (E11) and RDW, NL (E4) for the provision of UNECE Regulation 44 Approvals. As a Technical Service, we provide a full Type Approval service, and as a Company accredited by an ILAC member, TRL's test reports are accepted internationally (including Brazil). From this year, TRL Approvals are also accepted in Japan. TRL actively supported manufacturers throughout the conversion period.
TRL's child safety services include:
- Accident analysis
- CRS use and misuse
- Child dummies
- New legislation
Consumer testing procedures
- Legislation guidance and interpretation of R44 testing
- NPACS protocol guidance and interpretation of testing
- Expert witness for legal procedures
Assessment of product instruction leaflets
Product Development Testing
- Testing to R44 as part of a product development plan
- Testing to NPACS as part of a product development plan
Bespoke testing for investigation
UKAS-accredited - UN-ECE R44
Technical services homologation
TRL product certification. Click here for information on TRL's child seat rating scheme
- Seminars to educate road safety officers, education providers, police etc.
- Literature to educate the consumer.
If you're interested in learning more about the topics covered in this section, or you can't find what you're looking for and would like to talk to someone in detail about a specific topic, please complete the enquiry form at the foot of this page - one of our experts will contact you as soon as possible.