Powertech Communicable Disease Safety Plan outlines the policies, guidelines and procedures we have put in place to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

Remote Witnessing System

Powertech is now offering remote witnessing, at no extra cost. We use video conferencing, screen sharing and multiple remote cameras to give clients full visibility and control over all aspects of their test, and secure voice communication throughout the test, so that clients can make requests and changes in real time.

“With the closing of the border between US and Canada due to COVID-19 we thought we’d have to postpone our product testing. But Powertech’s new remote witnessing capabilities enabled us to follow-thru with our scheduled testing, and move forward with our product development. They made it so easy to remotely witness both the set-up as well as the testing itself we’re considering using this new capability to reduce development costs even after the border re-opens. Thank you Powertech for being sensitive to our needs and offering this new service!” Jeff Jordan – Product Manager, Copperweld


World leading expertise in performance/type testing, modelling and studies, asset inspection/assessment, and consulting services for the electric utility, OEM, industrial, and clean energy industries.

One of the largest testing and research labs in North America, Powertech is home to a broad range of scientists, engineers, and technical specialists from around the world.
Our cross-departmental teams investigate, diagnose and solve complex problems within a variety of markets with highly technical specialization, and to exceptional standards.


We provide specialized testing and investigation services to support electrical utilities’ capital assets: generation, transmission and distribution, OEMs, automotive manufacturers, government and research organizations.

  • Large, multi-disciplinary laboratory
  • 15 primary labs over 11 acre site
  • 30 years of specialized engineer experience
  • More than 200 employees
  • 30% of our staff hold post-graduate degrees
  • 55% of our staff hold technical and/or engineering degrees
  • Global customer base. 300+ customers including many fortune 500s


As an independent, third-party testing facility, we adhere to the highest laboratory (ISO 17025), quality (ISO 9001) and environmental (ISO 14001) management standards. Many of our scientists and engineers chair or participate in various standards committees within their fields of expertise. Additionally we have the capabilities to derive and develop non-standard testing methods and setups required to test product prototypes and perform forensic analysis.

Quality Programs→

Our Quality Policy is to continually improve all products and services to satisfy customer needs and to do so efficiently while meeting or exceeding the requirements of good laboratory practice, sound engineering principles, applicable standards, statutes and regulations.

As employees, we are collectively responsible for implementing our policies and procedures.

ISO 9001:2015

Powertech’s quality management system has been registered to ISO 9001 since 1997. The registration covers all aspects of Powertech’s products and services. Our registrar is SAI Global. View our certificate of registration.

ISO 9001:2015 Certificate→

ISO/IEC 17025:2017

Powertech is an accredited laboratory in the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) Accreditation Program for Testing and Calibration of Laboratories. We continuously add tests to this program to elevate our high standard in the testing area. The current scope of accreditation is published and accessible directly through this link. View our certificate of accreditation.

ISO 17025 Certificate→

Powertech is a certified participant in the UL Third Party Test Data program (TPTDP). View our certificate of participation.

UL TPTDP Certificate→

Powertech is a qualified laboratory under the BC Ministry of Environment’s Environmental Data Quality Assurance (EDQA) Regulation. We are registered with the Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation (CALA) as participating in their proficiency testing program. Our current scope of proficiency testing is published in the EDQA directory at http://www.nrs.gov.bc.ca/qualified-labs/#3460.