Danintra has worked with quality since the beginning of the 80's. Danintra has, since 1992, followed the rules according to ISO 9002. In 2004 we developed a Quality Manual that is solely directed towards CE Marking according to DS/EN 40, which requires an annual audit by an accredited external authority. Our enterprise system integrates and assambles the quality requirements laid out in DS/EN 40, social responsibility, ROS Directive and the danish safety regulations. It can be summarized as follows:
The quality system encompasses:
A row of routines and instructions which covers the most important processes in the company.
Surveillance processes that secure effective routines and processes that work as intended.
Systematic gathering of statistics which lay the foundations for our decisions.
Control of products to minimize errors and if necessary, we will perform corrective actions.
Ongoing testing of processes and the qualitysystem.
Environmental management encompasses:
Developing routines and instructing the staff to help the organization and to minimize the consumption of resources.
Collecting and recycling of packaging.
Sorting of garbage with a focus on recycling.
Routines that ensure compliance with the ROS Directive.
Working actively to optimize the positive influence of our products on the sourroundings and thereby minimize pollution.
Working environment encompasses:
Internal and external monitoring of the working environment.
Ongoing workplace assessment with benchmarking, remedying and monitoring.
Focus on the social working environment in accordance with company values.
A large amount of products have to be CE marked to be sold and distributed within EU inclusive EFTA countries. This also includes production and sales within your own country.
For Danintra, this means that our own production must be CE marked according to DS/EN 40. Since May 11th 2010 all of Danintras pole production is CE marked according to DS/EN 40-5:2002.
Danintra has an approved workshop where we can CE mark and approve proprietary design along with a row of customer specific poles.
DS/EN 40 (Lighting columns)
Compared to previous Danish standards, one of the differences is the strict requirements for the verification of the construction through testing or calculation. This must continuously be tested and inspected by an accredited and authorized 3th party auditor. To achieve this Danintra has developed a program that calculates the poles according to DS/EN 40. Wind load according to EUROCODE 1 and the National annex, design load, deflection, torsonal moment, torsonal outward curve, weaknesses around the door and other critical cut are some of the things the program takes into account. Soft poles must be tested according to DS/EN 12767.
Amongst other things DS/EN 40 requires:
A yearly company inspection authourized by an external auditor.
CE marking (Download here)
Declaration of performance (Download here)
Traceability all the way down to the use of materials on every production
Stroketest according to IK08
IP test according to IP3X
Verification of corrosion protection. Steel poles are amongst others according to DS/EN 1461.
DS/EN 12767 (Soft poles)
For security reasons, there are some more requirements for the soft poles than the DS/EN 40. It is a mechanical destructive test of the pole under strictly controlled conditions.
According to the Road Directorates handbook that guides in the use of soft poles, the poles are divided into the following pole types:
HE pole (High Energy absorption):
The characteristic of the HE soft pole is that a vehicle will be decelerated controlled in a collision.
LE pole (Low Energy absorption):
The characteristic of the LE soft pole is that a vehicle will be partly decelerated in a collision.
NE pole (Non Energy absorption):
The characteristic of the NE soft pole is that a vehicle will not decelerate significantly in a collision.
For security reasons, soft poles should always be used for signposts, light poles and signal poles on roads with high traffic volume and speed limits higher than 50 km/h.
Within densely populated areas where the speed limit is normally 50 or 60 km/h, it is generally recommended to use HE poles for lighting poles and LE poles for sign posts and signal poles. The reason for this is to minimize the risk of cyclists or pedestrians being struck by errant vehicles or poles.
Outside densely populated areas where the speed limit is 70 km/h or higher and there are few pedestrians and cyclists, it is recommended to use HE- or LE poles for lighting poles, NE poles for sign posts and LE- or NE poles for signal poles. The risk for a pedestrian or a cyclist to be struck by errant vehicles or poles is relatively small.
HE poles for lighting poles and LE poles for sign posts and signal poles are to be used on the following locations:
Where it is especially important to catch errant vehicles because of the danger for the vehicles to continue towards dangerous obstacles such as trees, bridge pillars, noise barriers etc.
in city areas and other places with a lot of pedestrian and bicycle traffic.
in central traffic islands, without guardrails, which are not sufficiently wide enough that a hit lighting pole, sign post or a signal pole will not project on the road and thereby get hit by vehicles.
NE poles with a fracture link or a cutoff link should normally not be used in city areas and other places with a lot of pedestrian and bicycle traffic because of the danger that they can be hit by a pole.
Read more about this in the Road Directorates handbook about soft poles. You find this and much more in a Danish version here:
DS/EN 61439-2 (junction box)
Danintras series of junction boxes for poles are all tested and approved as electric switching board according to DS/EN 61439-2. Read more at www.sik.dk
The surrounding community sets greater demands for standardization and interoperability between products. Everywhere, more and more joint demands and standards appear and inevitably become a part of the everyday life. This is why Danintra has an active member in the Danish Standard Committee: "DS/S-349 – Vejudstyr", in which lighting poles according to DS/EN lies.
Danintra is clearly positioned according to social responsibility as declared in SA8000. This statement can be downloaded here.
UN's demands for Global Compact
Danintra is clearly positioned according to the UN's demands for Global Compact. This statement can be downloaded here (in danish).
Our subcontractors comply with the european standards and guidelines for their products including any deviation there is in the danish national annex to the standards.