Why should you certify a product with us?
We always seek a solution of finding a way economically most suitable for the purpose of assessing conformity of a product with given requirements. For the purposes of assessing we do our best to find an optimum method – by testing in a laboratory, by imitating conditions of use, or by verification through theoretical calculations or by combining the said methods unless standards or regulations specify a particular method. Costs are always assessed from the point of complex costs for a particular customer, we take into account the costs of creating test samples, transportation costs, travel expenses of an inspector and last but not least the time factor. As an organisation pursuing its businesses in dozens of countries worldwide we offer our services globally.
High Quality Product Requirements
Assessing compliance with standard:
Product certification, should it be recognised internationally, is based on the condition that the product to be assessed should meet requirements specified and adopted in advance, specified as a rule in standards or other technical documents with which this product is to be in conformity. Assessment of conformity, which applies to a certain product, procedure or service, which is covered by the same standards, is comprehended as a certification of conformity with a standard. Requirements are determined to respect the standard which may be, under certain conditions, completed with requirements of particular parties, namely under the condition that they will be documented and published in a specified way.
Putting products on the market is associated with a number of administrative duties on the part of manufacturers and importers. Legal regulations specify these duties. Each and every manufacturer is obliged to put on the market only such products which are safe. A safe product is the product which meets the requirements arising from a special legal regulation adopting the law of European Communities and specifying requirements concerning product safety or risk reduction in connection with the product during its use.
EC Declaration of Conformity and CE Marking:
Prior to the putting of a particular product on the market the EC declaration of conformity must be issued and the product must be provided with the CE marking. The manufacturer issues the EC declaration of conformity after successfully assessing the conformity of the product with requirements arising from technical regulations.
Product classification and basic requirements for the product:
When the products are being assessed, they are classified in particular modules which specify their complexity as regards their safe use. As regards the products showing low risks (arising always from a particular decree of government), the manufacturer may assess the conformity of a product through own sources. Products having higher risks must have its conformity assessment performed by an authorised entity.
Industrial Branches and their Products
Building products are considered by their manufacturer or importer as products to be permanently integrated into buildings as long as their properties may have effect on at least one of the basic requirements for constructions, permanent integration into a construction is such an integration when the removal or replacement of the products permanently changes properties of the construction.
Typical products in the building industry:
- cement, lime, plaster of Paris
- steel structural shapes, metal sheets
- structural products of solid and glued lamella wood
- windows, roof windows, doors and gates
The machine industry is a rather widespread and varied industry; this industry comprises especially machines and equipment, equipment generating and using mechanical power with the exception of aircraft, cars and stroke engines, agricultural and forestry machinery, machine tools and other special equipment.
Typical products used in machine industry:
- machinery apart from machine tools and other special equipment
The industrial branch of pressure equipment comprises a wide range of products. Pressure equipment is generally characterised as a vessel which is a body designed and manufactured in a way to be filled with a certain medium under pressure, including the parts which are directly attached to it and which reach as far as the point of connection with other pressure equipment. Another major representative of the pressure equipment is piping transporting liquids as long as the pipes are mutually interconnected in a way forming one pressure system, next they comprise such elements connected to parts exposed to pressure such as flanges, branches, couplings, supports and others.
Toy industry products
Prior to putting a toy on the market, the manufacture must perform a certain procedure assessing conformity in accordance with the decree of the national regulations, in order to prove that the toy meets basic requirements. The basic requirements applying to toys say that no toys or chemical substances or mixtures contained in them may endanger the safety or health of their users or third parties that use them in a specified way or in a way foreseeable with respect to the usual behaviour of children, and at the same time the abilities of the user or his/her supervisors are taken into account, especially as regards toys earmarked for children of less than 36 months of age or for other exactly specified age groups.
Certification of Processes and Services
EN ISO 3834:2005 – Certification of welding processes:
Welding is classified as a special process whose results cannot always be verified by testing after the welding process is terminated. The weld quality must therefore be ensured in the course of the manufacturing process, not through inspections and tests of the finished product but through a sufficient control of welding processes. This control may be done in accordance with the standard EN ISO 3834:2005, which ensures the quality of welds of the final product which then meets the specified and required criteria. This standard forms a background document for the purposes of proving the conformation and certification of products manufactured through the welding process. A certified manufacturer proves the fulfilment of all the principles of the standard – the carrying out of the high-quality welding process within the requirements of product standards or other regulations.
EN ISO 22716:2007 – Good manufacturing practice (SVP):
This standard is specified for cosmetic industry while taking into account the characteristic needs of this industry. It puts forward organisational and practical advices of how to control human resources, technical and administrative elements having effect on a product quality. The good manufacturing practice (SVP) provides methodical instructions concerning production, inspection, storage and transport of cosmetic products, and puts forward the practical development of the quality management system by describing the activities of the manufacturing plant which are based on valid scientific knowledge and on risk assessment. The task of the good manufacturing practice (SVP) is to define the activities owing to which it is possible to get the product that meets the required properties.
As a basic condition for establishing the requirements for a product we always choose the most internationally recognized standards and regulations, which gradually extend its accreditation to cover the widest requirements of its customers. We can provide special certificates as required by countries that have established special requirements for a particular product.