DBS Leoch is accredited by and a member of the following bodies and associations:
The National Caravan Council (NCC) was set up more than 75 years ago (1939) as the UK trade body representing the collective interests of the tourer, motorhome, caravan holiday home and park home sectors. They are a not for profit membership organisation who work with members to ensure that the industry delivers high quality products and services and treats customers fairly.
Please see the Certifications page for further information on which products have had Certificates of Battery Verification issued by the NCC.
Electric Boat Association
The Electric Boat Association (EBA) was founded in the UK in 1982 to promote the development of Electric Boating and to serve the needs of all who have an interest in electric boating, boat owners or business members.
The EBA promotes electric boating throughout the UK and is the voice for electric boat owner's interests at discussions with the inland waterway authorities and government departments involved with legislation for inland waterways issues such as waterway access, charging points, slipway facilities, reduced licence fees and the Boat Safety Scheme etc.
Inland Waterways Association
The IWA is a membership charity that works to protect and restore the country's 6,500 miles of canals and rivers. The IWA campaigns locally and nationally on behalf of its members for all waterways users as well as actively supporting waterway restoration through its expert Waterway Recovery Group.
ISO 9001 is recognised worldwide as the international benchmark for quality within an organisation. By achieving our ISO 9001 certification, DBS Leoch is able to demonstrate to customers and suppliers that the systems we have in place meet the high standards set out by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO).
British Battery Industry Federation
The British Battery Industry Federation (BBIF) was formed in 2010 from the merger of the Society for the British Battery Industry and the Independent Battery Distributors Association and represents the automotive and industrial battery industry in the U.K. Its members include automotive and industrial battery manufacturers, importers, distributors, suppliers, and battery-related companies and individuals.
British Marine is the membership organisation for the leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine industry. Their objectives are to lead and promote the industry, working with members to achieve sustainable growth in a competitive global environment, through the provision of world-class goods and services. DBS Leoch is now one of 1600 members within the organisation.
RELiON battery, who we represent in the UK, possess the following accreditations:
RELiON batteries are certified under the strict criteria of the United Nation’s Manual of Test and Criteria (UN Transportation Testing) Section 38.3. This ensures the safety of lithium batteries during shipping.
The batteries are tested under the following criteria:
- Altitude simulation
- Thermal test
- External short circuit
- Forced discharge
CE marking is a Certification mark that indicates conformity with health, safety and environmental protection standards for products sold within the European Economic Area. It certifies that RELiON assembles the product in accordance with the requirements of the European directive, complying with IEC 61000-6-1 and 61000-6-3 standards which relate to the Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive.
UL is an accredited standards developer in the US. They have tested representative samples of RELiON’s primary (non-rechargeable) and secondary (rechargeable) lithium batteries for use as power sources in products (to UL 2054 standard) and determined that the product meets specific, defined requirements. These requirements are based on UL’s published and nationally-recognised standards for safety and are intended to reduce the risk of fire or explosion when lithium batteries are used in a product.