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.