The Quality Promise

BSCI. Testing. Quality Standards.



Social Audit

People speak about BSCI or other various testing and quality standards. What does that actually mean?

Here at Redland London we explain what this actually means, what are the items we look into. And why it is important to us.

When our appointed inspectors go into a factory they look at a number of factors;

  • Management practice
  • Documentation
  • Working hours
  • Compensation
  • Child labour / Young Workers
  • Disciplinary measures
  • Freedom of association
  • Discrimination
  • Working conditions
  • Health and social facilities
  • Occupational health and safety

Each topic in turn is covered by a number of key points that the inspectors look out for. And the visit is than completed by private interviews between the inspectors and 10% of the workforce on a confidential basis.

At these interviews the employees are asked additional questions ranging from the ability to refuse overtime, receiving paid annual leave, receiving leave for special circumstances. And, ensuring that they are paid on time.

Have all workers received signed contacts? Are all staff able to appeal directly to management? Has everyone received first aid training? Are fire drills conducted at least twice a year?

The overriding factor for Redland London is to ensure that we as a company work with companies that adhere to the same standards regardless of location and that our products are provided at the best value without comprising any standards.

We hope that you appreciate our efforts and enjoy our products.

Redland Testing Requirements

When you choose Redland you are benefitting from our commitment to quality and the processes that are undertaken in that commitment.

We start by testing the raw material and components, followed by the completed product.

  1. Slide fastiners reciprocator tester
  2. Colour fastness test
  3. Torque tester
  4. Tensile strength tester
    1. Interior fabric
    2. Exterior Fabric
  5. Impact tester
  • Rolling road test

32 km at 4km/h with 20kg weight.

Most suitcases are easy to pull along a smooth surface. But how easy would your case be to over bumps, cobbles, and more difficult terrain.

We load each suitcase with its allotted weight, and test them on a specially designed roller belt with studded obstacles.

 

  • Rain tester

15min under shower condition

All the cases tested are given a good soaking as part of the rain test.

The cases are set up at an angle as if they were being pulled along. The cases are than exposed to enough water to simulate a heavy downpour.

 

 

  • Lift tester

Handle 5,000 times

 

  • Tumble test

50 cycles

 

  • Trolley system lift tester

5,000 times