The draft of the Product Standard EN 16034 on fire-resistant doors was approved by the CEN on 1 July 2014. This standard is now available, having been published by BSI on 1 October. The next step for CE marking is the standard’s publication in the Official Journal of the European Union, which could occur in January 2015, but more likely will occur in July 2015. Following this publication, CE marking of fire-resistant doors, which allows the free movement of these products in the European Economic Area, will be possible. CE marking of this type of product will then be made mandatory after a transition period to be determined by the European Commission (the period requested by the CEN is five years, but it could be set by the Commission at two years).
Being a certification body notified for the CE marking of construction products, Efectis is already able to offer its customers a complete range of services to help them achieve the full CE marking process, namely:
- Tests according to standards EN 1364-1, EN 1364-2, EN 1364-3 and EN 14600 under EN 17025 accreditation
- FPC audits – Factory inspection according to standard EN 16034 under EN 17020 accreditation
- Certification and process to obtain the CE marking under EN 45011 accreditation, and later EN 17065 accreditation.
With its multidisciplinary and multicultural teams, Efectis is able to provide an appropriate response to each customer (international groups, industry, small and medium enterprises), whatever their products are (metal doors, wood doors, glass doors etc.), in the customer’s language (including English, German, Spanish, French, Italian and Turkish).