Safety & Quality
Wild Country is proud of it's record in manufacturing some of the safest, as well as the most radical products in climbing.
To make sure our products are safe we follow strict quality and safety procedures and these are governed and underlined by the following activities.
THE THREE SIGMA RATING system is a method of Statistical Quality Control (SQC) which we use to describe, analyse, andcontrol the rated strengths of our products. For each batch produced, a statistically representative sample is taken and tested to destruction in accordance with the relevant European Standard for that product and/or our own approved internal QualityAssurance Procedures.
These procedures are an integral part of our Quality Assurance System. From the data obtained from destruction testing, theaverage (or mean) and sample standard deviation (which is a measure of variance based upon the results obtained) is calculated. 3õ is three times the sample standard deviation. When 3õ is deducted from the mean result obtained, we can predict the spread of results which would be obtained if we were to destroy the entire batch (which is why we sample only!). We monitor this data closely from batch to batch to ensure that the rated strength (as marked on the product) is always less than the mean minus three times the sample standard deviation. This ensures that the minimum breaking strength for all products is consistently higher than the rated strength as marked on the product.
ISO 9OO1:2008 QUALITY ASSURED FIRM – Wild Country is registered to International Standard ISO 9001:2008 (CertificateNo. C/7545.Q/2678). This is the internationally-accepted model for Quality Assurance Management Systems, which has been adopted in over 150 countries worldwide.
UIAA SAFETY LABEL – The UIAA Safety Label can be awarded for mountaineering and climbing equipment that meets the
requirements of the relevant UIAA standard. In order to prevent unnecessary multiplicity of standards, the UIAA standards are based on the European standards (EN standards, also called CEN standards). The EN standards, in turn, are based on the former UIAA standards, which were the first standards for mountaineering and climbing equipment in the world. The present UIAA standards may have higher and/or additional requirements above those in the EN standards.
CE CERTIFICATION – Where required by law (European Union Directive 89/686/EEC – for Personal Protective Equipment).
Wild Country products are type examined, tested and certified.
The organisation responsible for our ISO 9001 Quality System and CE marking is DOLOMITICERT, Via Villanova, 7, 32013 LongaroneBelluno0437 576018. http://www.dolomiticert.it/eng/
INSTRUCTIONS / WARNING – In accordance with EU Directive 89/686/EC Wild Country Ltd. supplies detailed instructions with all its products and recommends that the user reads and understands these instructions before use. If you are in doubt, require further advice or would like a copy of the instructions for any Wild Country product, you should contact us at the address printed in this Work Book. It is the user’s responsibility at all times to ensure that he or she understands the correct and safe use of any equipment supplied by Wild Country Ltd., uses it only for the purposes for which it is designed and practises all proper safety procedures. The manufacturer or supplier will not accept any responsibility for damage, injury or death resulting from misuse.
GUARANTEES – Wild Country guarantees all of its products from new against defects in workmanship or materials, unless the product has been worn out, misused, or abused, as determined by our examination. Wild Country will repair or replace any product as appropriate. This guarantee is in addition to your statutory rights which remain unaffected. Wild Country Ltd. reserves the right to modify without notice the design and specifications of products on this website. All weights, dimensions & sizing specifications where quoted are nominal.
You can see some helpful hints and tips for using our products in our videos section - http://wildcountry.vividcreative.co.uk/en/tv