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Quality Assurance
ISO 9001:2015 Certified Smithers Quality Assessments


Bird’s Quality Management System is certified to ISO 9001:2015 with Design, and the Bird Service Center is accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 & ANSI/NCSL 540-1-1994. Our products meet or exceed published specifications and have been calibrated using standards and/or calibration equipment whose accuracies are traceable to the International System of Units (SI) through National Metrological Institutes (NMI). The Quality organization is a key participant throughout the entire product life cycle from design and development to the subsequent provision of products and services. Thanks to quality management and RF metrology systems, Bird can deliver superior RF reliability.

Quality Policy

Bird is committed to providing products, support, and calibration services that meet customer requirements, conform to applicable standards, and comply with statutory and regulatory requirements. It is our pledge to continually improve an effective Quality Management System assuring our customers’ satisfaction. This responsibility lies within every team member who affects quality by the performance of their work.

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Compliance Standards and Directives

Bird is committed to provide its worldwide customers with products that are environmentally compatible while also meeting our commitment to quality, performance, and reliability. We comply with the European RoHS Directive, China RoHS 2, the WEEE Directive, and the REACH Directive.

What is RoHS?

The Restriction of Hazardous Substances (ROHS) Directive was adopted by the European Union in 2003. RoHS restricts the use of lead (Pb), mercury, (Hg), cadmium (Cd), hexavalent chromium (Cr6+), polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) in electronic equipment. China RoHS 2 restricts the same six substances, but rules for compliance vary.

DEHP, BBP, DBP, and DIBP were added as part of Directive (EU) 2015/863.

What is WEEE?

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive is the European Community Directive 2012/19/EU on waste electrical and electronic equipment. It set collection, recycling, and recovery targets for all types of electrical goods.

What is REACH?

Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) is a European Union regulation that addresses the production and use of chemical substances and their potential impact on human health and the environment. REACH entered into force in June 2007.

RoHS Directives Compliance

It is Bird's objective to produce products that are materially compliant and marked accordingly to the European RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU (sometimes referred to as RoHS2) and corresponding amendment EU Directive 2015/863. The European RoHS Directive allows for specific exemptions from the requirements of Article 4(1) per the Annex. The following exemptions apply to many of our products.

  • Exemption 6 (b & c) – Lead as an alloying element in steel containing up to 0.35% lead by weight, and aluminum containing up to 0.4% lead by weight and as a copper alloy containing up to 4% by weight.
  • Because of their good electrical and RF properties, we use many of the copper alloys that use up to 4% lead.
  • For China RoHS 2, all products are marked with the 50-year use life and have a sheet that identifies the hazardous materials the product contains.

All Bird products are RoHS compliant. Please contact Bird if you require documentation on to the RoHS status of the exact model numbers for your application.

The following products are currently not available as European Union RoHS compliant:

  • Any product (mostly VHF Signal Boosters) using crystal filters because crystals naturally contain lead.
  • All battery-backup options for Signal Boosters.

REACH Position Statement

Bird is committed to meeting the requirements of REACH regulations. We do not use any restricted substances identified by the regulations in our manufacturing processes and actively work with our suppliers to assure that none of these substances are used or being procured through our supply chain.