exida has discovered yet another forged functional safety certificate. You can read about another occurrence in a previous blog entry.
The company name on the forged certificate is ISP SA DE CV, Cunduacan, Tab., Mex. How could someone think this would not be checked? exida maintains a list of valid certifications on the exida Safety Automation Element List. This counterfeit certificate is not there. While I suppose it is a compliment to see that the forgers want to use exida certificates as a base to start from, they should realize that exida’s accredited scheme has a means for anyone to quickly verify the validity of any certificate.
We are in the safety business. Safety is serious and forged documentation should be considered criminal in my view.