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Third-party certification lets customers know that your products and services will reliably do the jobs that they are intended to do. And it demonstrates that products and services meet appropriate standards, which can give access to new markets.
Third-party certification involves the checking – by impartial experts – of manufacturing processes and services to ensure that they meet international safety, quality and performance standards. At the heart of this process are certification bodies – organisations with government approval (through UKAS accreditation) to certificate products, systems and services.
BRE Global is an independent, international certification body, offering certification of fire, security and environmental products and services, management processes and other products and systems. BRE Global listings of certificated products and services include the renowned RedBook and GreenBook.
For more information about certifications & listings
Call us on 0333 321 88 11 if you would like to know more about our certifications & listings services or need help with a specific issue – or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
UK Conformity Assessment (UKCA)
UK Conformity Assessment (UKCA) marking will come into effect from 1 January 2021, providing manufacturers with a 12 month transition period to obtain UKCA marking before it becomes mandatory on the 1 January 2022. It should be noted that for individual products already circulating on the GB market prior to the end of the transition period, no additional action is needed. A certificate issued by an EU notified body that was valid immediately before that date continues to be valid for the purposes of the GB market. However, businesses must prepare for the end of recognition of the CE mark in GB and affix the UK marking using a UK-recognised ‘approved body’ on 1 January 2022.
As an existing UK notified body operating under the EU Construction Products Regulation 2011 (EU Regulation No. 305/2011) and based in the UK, BRE Global will be granted new UK ‘approved body’ status and listed on the new UK database. BRE Global will therefore have the appropriate scope of accreditation/notification for the issue of UKCA marking.
The impact on products covered by the Marine Equipment Directive is thoroughly covered in the following article.
Guidance recently released by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) recently released states that the CPR will be adopted by the UK as a statutory instrument, and that current Harmonised Standards and European Assessment Documents should be usable as designated standards for the purpose of UKCA marking.
UKCA marking does not affect the status of LPCB certification, which will continue to be available from BRE Global and widely accepted in the UK and throughout the world. Further details relating to the UKCA mark including the application process, will shortly be added to the BRE Global website.
In this section
RedBook – fire and security
Specifiers around the world turn to the famous RedBook for extensive lists of fire and security products and services, certificated to LPS and other key standards under the trusted LPCB brand. RedBook listings are freely available online at www.redbooklive.com.
Listed products and services include:
GreenBook – environmental products
The demand for greater sustainability has generated a barrage of often unsubstantiated ‘green’ product claims. But a growing number of customers choose products and services with genuine environmental credentials from those listed on GreenBookLive.com, which incorporates a range of certification schemes such as:
BREEAM – the mark of sustainability for buildings and communities in more than 70 countries.
Responsible sourcing (BES 6001) – ensures that construction products have been responsibly and ethically sourced throughout the supply chain.
Ethical Labour – provides organisations with a framework to verify their systems and processes in relation to the Modern Slavery Act.
Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) – a comprehensive EPD scheme in line with the European standard EN 15804, and developed in consultation with industry.
Microgeneration energy products – we offer a wide range of UKAS accredited certification services against the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS).
ISO 9001 The world’s most established quality framework for assessing and certifying an organisation’s quality management system.
An authoritative demonstration of the quality of an organisation’s environmental management and commitment to the environment.
A specification that helps to fully integrate health and safety into company policies and working practices.
BIM Level 2 business systems certification scheme
This assesses a business’s BIM policy and capability as defined within PAS 1192-2:2013 and PAS 91, as well as assessing the ability of the business to meet the requirements of an employer to carry out a BIM capability assessment.
CE marking demonstrates conformity with health, safety and environmental protection standards for products sold within the European Economic Area (EEA) and is a legal requirement to be able to market specific products within the EEA.
The Certified Thermal Details and Products Scheme database
This allows users to search a range of accurate and independently assessed thermal junction details, opening products (windows, doors and rooflights) and major elements (walls, roofs and floors), ensuring accuracy, consistency, credibility and quality throughout the design and specification process.
Approved Certifiers of Design Scheme for Energy in Scotland
As part of the Building Standards System, they allow suitably experienced, trained and qualified professionals to assess compliance of the energy designs of domestic and non-domestic buildings with the requirements of the mandatory functional standards in Section 6 (Scottish Building Regulations).