We are designated by the government to offer services relating to CE Marking, including Factory Production Control (FPC). As a Notified body, we undertake factory inspections as well as continuous surveillance, assessment and approval of FPC. This results in the issue of Certificate of Conformity of the Factory Production Control under system 2+ Assessment and Verification and Constancy of Performance.
The BBA can assist with CE marking with the following products and services:
Certificates of Constancy of Performance (System 1 or 1+)
This is product certification and may be used where a product can be shown to comply with the requirements of either a European Technical Assessment (ETA) or a harmonised European Standard (hEN), where the Assessment and Verification of Constancy of Performance (AVoCP) level has been set at system 1 or 1+. In these cases, there is a requirement for a Notified Body, such as the BBA, to ratify an aspect of the product’s performance. It will also be necessary for the manufacturer to confirm to the BBA that all other requirements of the ETA or hEN have been met, including the Factory Production Control. This may involve additional testing, either at the BBA or externally.
Certificates of Conformity of the Factory Production Control (System 2+)
This relates to the quality management system in place at a production facility. This may be used where a product can be shown to comply with the requirements of either a European Technical Assessment (ETA) or a harmonised European Standard (hEN), where the Assessment and Verification of Constancy of Performance (AVCP) level has been set at system 2+.
Determination of Product-Type for a wide range of construction products (System 3)
Determination of product-type (type-testing under the CPD) is carried out on the basis of type-testing, type calculation, descriptive documentation of the product or other procedures described in the harmonised technical specification. It is used to determine the performance of samples representative of the product-type.
Determination of product-type is carried out by the manufacturer or a Notified Body, such as the BBA, depending on the Assessment and Verification of Constancy of Performance (AVoCP) level. Where a manufacturer wishes to add credibility or has limited test facilities, the BBA can carry out other tests specified in a harmonised European Standard.
The BBA will be pleased to guide you through the process and help as necessary, simply contact the product approval team for more information.