Primary Test Evidence

Rutland have done a huge amount of primary fire testing of door closing devices bi-directionally in the UK.

In order to sell or use a product, manufacturers or suppliers would often need to make sure that it meets certain fire performance criteria. The exact requirements can be complex, with typical issues as follows:

  • A number of different fire tests are often required
  • For products that are sold internationally, the fire standards can vary in each country
  • Requirements can be for fire testing, fire assessments or fire certification and the difference between these are regularly misunderstood

Rutland have therefore consistently committed over 5% of annual revenue on testing and third party certification.

Third-party Product Certification

Third-party Product Certification is designed to give confidence to specifiers, users, occupiers, owners and enforcement bodies that products have been thoroughly and independently evaluated and will continue to be manufactured to the same specification as originally tested.

Rutland UK products undergo two types of certification:

  • Attestation of conformity for CE Marking – a basic level of certification designed to satisfy the minimum requirements for a product to be placed on the European market. Evaluation is against European technical specifications such as harmonized standards and European Technical Approvals.

CE Certificates are downloadable here

  • High level third party certification against IFCC’s rigorous standards International, European, British or Industry standards. Evaluation involves initial type testing, establishment of a comprehensive field of application, auditing of quality management and factory production control procedures, auditing and labelling.
Third party certificates
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Third Party Bodies we work with…

Rutland work with many third party approved test bodies to bring products to the market that you can fully rely on and stand by.  Ensure that your products meet the legislative requirements of the European and global market.

BSI Group
BSI Group, also known as the British Standards Institution, is the national standards body of the United Kingdom.
CEM International
CEM International’s role is to assist companies to realise their business development objectives by providing effective, impartial and professional services.

We are engaged in conformity assessment of customers’ products and equipment. This assessment ensures that the product’s design and manufacture conform to the relevant international and European standards and any national standards. Our conformity assessment also takes account of appropriate EU directives, laws and regulations. We can also carry out an inspection of goods prior to dispatch, if required. These services enable manufacturers and importers to CE Mark their products, providing access to the whole of the European market.

The role of a Notified Body is to conduct conformity assessments under the relevant EU Directives. CEM International as a notified body conducts conformity assessments against the relevant sections of the EMCD, CPR, ND, PED, RED, MD, or Toys Directive. The conformity assessment usually involves an audit of the manufacturer’s quality system and depending upon the particular classification of the device, a review of the relevant technical documentation provided by the manufacturer in support of the safety and performance claims for the device. The technical documentation is assessed against the essential requirements set out within the EU Directives and considers the relevant guidance set out by the EU.

Cambridge Fire Consultants
Cambridge Fire Research (CFR) is a specialist UK fire resistance and product development test laboratory. It provides ISO/IEC 17025:2005 UKAS accredited fire tests to a variety of British, European, US and International standards, relevant to building codes, CE marking and 3rd-party approval.

Exova BMTRADA provides accredited certification services to all major management system standards, chain of custody and sustainable supply chain certification, product and service certification and CE marking. It also provides a range of building materials and system testing.
IFC Group
IFC Certification Ltd is UKAS accredited and an internationally recognised provider of high quality and customer focused third party Certification.  IFC Certification Ltd is a Notified Body for the CE Marking of products under the Construction Products Regulation (CPR, previously CPD).
Intertek Group plc is a multinational inspection, product testing and certification company headquartered in London, United Kingdom.
Building Test Centre
The Building Test Centre is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory (No. 0296) for a wide range of BS, EN and ISO test methods, which means that test reports issued by the Building Test Centre carry the same weight as those from other accredited test houses.
Warrington Certification
Warrington Certification is a globally-respected provider of both mandatory and voluntary fire certification schemes. In addition to a comprehensive service in mandatory fire certification, it provides a programme of voluntary third-partycertification schemes beginning with CERTIFIRE.
UL Listing
UL is a global independent safety science company with more than a century of expertise innovating safety solutions.

UL Listing means that UL has tested representative samples of the product and determined that it meets UL’s requirements. These requirements are based primarily on UL’s published and nationally recognized Standards for Safety. References to UL and the UL Listing may include: the UL Listing Mark.

Click here to view the Rutland products listed on UL.

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