Factory Production Control Certification of Construction Products
Implementation of factory production control system and selecting the right system of assessment and verification of constancy of performance (AVoCP) for product and carrying out all the given tasks according to proper AVoCP system – authorizes the manufacturers to draw up a declaration of performance (DoP) and entitles to affix the CE marking. Construction products which have been placed on the market in accordance with Directive 89/106/EEC before 1 July 2013 shall be deemed as complying with this Regulation No 305/2011.
Means any product or kit which is produced and placed on the market for incorporation in a permanent manner in construction works or parts thereof and the performance of which has an effect on the performance of the construction works with respect to the basic requirements for construction works.
FACTORY PRODUCTION CONTROL (FPC)
Means the documented, permanent and internal control of production In a factory, In accordance with the relevant harmonised technical specifications.
From the 1st of the July, 2013 all manufacturers, importers, distributors of construction products as well as their authorised representatives who place or make available construction products on the market, which are covered by a harmonised technical specification [hEN], are obligated to fulfill the requirements of Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council - CPR [Construction Product Regulation] from 9th of March, 2011 and which was published in OJEU of the 4th of April, 2011.
CPR repeals Council Directive 89/106/EEC and lays down harmonized conditions for the marketing of constructions products and indicates:
- Rules and conditions of expressing the performances of construction products in relation to the essential characteristics;
- Rules and conditions for the affixing of CE marking.
SGS Poland – Factory Production Control Certification Body from Systems & Services Certification (S&SC) is in the preparation process to submit an application to the Polish Centre for Accreditation (PCA) for accreditation and accession to the procedure for obtaining the status of the notified factory production control body to perform the tasks arising from the CPR.
When our competency will be officially recognized by PCA and we will obtain the status of accredited and notified body we are going to offer services connected with certification of factory production control of construction products, which are covered by a harmonised technical specification [hEN] in scope of obligatory european assessment and verification of constancy of performance system 2+:
- Timber structures (in accordance with EN 14081-1),
- Steel and aluminum structures (in accordance with EN 1090-1),
- Bituminous mixtures (in accordance with standards of series EN 13108).
Systems of assessment and verification of constancy of performance for particular groups of construction products are set in decisions of European Commissions and should be indicated in harmonized technical specifications [hEN].
TASKS IN SYSTEM 2+:
In 2+ system of assessment and verification of constancy of performance participation of notified body is required in order to carry out the factory production control certification.
Manufacturer of construction products shall draw up a declaration of performance (DoP) which express the performance of construction products in relation to the essentials characteristics of those products and affix the CE marking after carrying out:
- Determination of the product-type on the basis of type testing (including sampling), type calculation, tabulated values or descriptive documentation of the product;
- Implementation of factory production control system;
- Testing of samples taken at the factory in accordance with the prescribed test plan.
Notified factory production control certification body shall issue the certificate of conformity of the factory production control on the basis of:
- Initial inspection of the manufacturing plant and of the factory production control;
- Continuous surveillance, assessment and evaluation of factory production control.
Certificate of conformity of the factory production control is issued without time limit and will remain valid as long as the factory production control requirements included in the harmonised standard, used to assess the performance of the declared characteristics, do not change, and the product, and the manufacturing conditions in the plant are not modified significantly. Surveillance inspections are conducted annually in each production plant where certificate of conformity of the factory production control was issued.
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