Flyer CE labelling
from 1 November 2019

for exterior doors and windows with fire resistance requirements
Product standard EN 16034 with fire resistance and / or smoke control characteristics
CE label compulsory from 1 November 2019

 
Scope of application

Scope of application

Scope of application of EN 16034 / EN 14351-1

(CE labelling of thermally insulated windows and exterior doors with requirements for fire and/or smoke protection)

 

Since 01 November 2019, the product standard EN 16034 for „pedestrian door sets, industrial, commercial, garage doors and openable windows with fire resistance and/or smoke control characteristics“ can be used for CE labelling. On this date, the official gazette of the European Union of 28 October 2016 specified that the standard only applies in conjunction with the respective product standards EN 14351-1 „Windows and exterior doors without resistance to fire and/or smoke leakage characteristics“ and EN 13241 „Doors without fire resistance or smoke control characteristics“. Manufacturers can thus place products with the CE label on the market throughout Europe.

 

In addition to the test certificates from Forster Profile Systems, the customer (metalworking company/licence holder) must also be externally monitored by a notified product certification body (NB), as well as an FPC and its external monitoring.

 

The most important facts at a glance (windows/exterior doors):

  • The product standard EN 16034 regulates the performance characteristics of „pedestrian doorsets, industrial, commercial, garage doors and openable windows with fire resistance and/or smoke control characteristics“ (e.g. EI230 / C5 / S200 / etc.)
  • The product standard EN 14351-1 regulates the performance characteristics of „windows and exterior doors without resistance to fire and/or smoke leakage characteristics“ (e.g. wind load / air permeability / water-tightness under heavy rain / etc.)
  • Glazing (fixed sections) remains regulated nationally
  • CE labelling requires that the manufacturer (metalworking company/licence holder) obtain product certification from a notified body (external monitoring) → Information: Forster Profile Systems Technical Advice
  • Forster Profile Systems offers a training course for licence holders
  • Classification report as the basis for classification of E / EW / EI / C5 / S200 / Sa 
  • EN 16034 took effect on 1.11.2016, CE labelling became possible as of 1 November 2016
  • Co-existence phase of EN 16034: until 01.11.2019, CE labelling obligatory from 01.11.2019
Initial type testing

Initial type testing

Initial type testing according to products standard EN 16034/EN 14351-1

Importance and objectives of the initial type testing (by system provider):

 

  • During the initial type test (ITT), the product or performance characteristics are determined according to a harmonized European product standard.
  • These product characteristics are normally determined with representative test specimens, using measurements, calculations or other methods that are described in the (respective) product standard.
  • The requirements for the initial type test are described in the respective product standard; for windows and doors, this standard is EN 14351-1. For doors and windows with requirements for fire protection, the standard is EN 16034.
  • The initial type test must be performed by a notified product certification body (NB). The details are regulated in the respective product standard.
  • To save the manufacturer (metalworking company/licence holder) the necessity of performing extensive system tests, the construction products directive allows an initial type test (ITT) to be performed by the system provider. The use of the initial type test by the manufacturer (metalworking company/licence holder) is tied to the following conditions:
    • The documentation and all tests that are performed by the system provider or others are to be used in accordance with the product standard or other non-contradictory European standards, or they are to serve as the basis for manufacturing and assembly.
    • The owner (system provider) of the system tests concludes a licence agreement with the manufacturer (metalworking company/licence holder). This agreement regulates the use of the test results, the application of documented guidelines for processing and assembly as well as the use of the same components of the building product (windows, glazing and doors).
    • The test specimen of the system provider that is the basis of the test report must correspond to the building products (windows, glazing and doors) that the manufacturer (metalworking company/licence holder) produces and intends to place on the market.
    • The manufacturer (metalworking company/licence holder) must include the documented guidelines for the processing and assembly of the supplier (system provider) in its factory production control (FPC).
    • The building products (windows, glazing and doors) are assembled by the manufacturer (metalworking company/licence holder) according to the specifications of the supplier (system provider), who has the test results and the supporting guidelines for processing and assembly. In addition, the manufacturer (metalworking company/licence holder) must guarantee that the building product (windows, glazing and doors) corresponds to or fulfils the specified performance.
  • With the issuance of the CE label, the manufacturer (metalworking company) is liable for the performance characteristics of the building product (windows, glazing and doors).

 

 

Conformity systems

Conformity systems

Conformity systems (AVCP Systems)

For pedestrian doorsets, industrial, commercial, garage doors and openable windows with fire resistance and/or smoke control characteristics (EN 16034), system 1 is to be used to assess and verify the constancy of performance. Since EN 16034 is only valid in combination with EN 14351-1, system 3 is to be used according to EN 14351-1 (necessary for CE labelling).

 

In each system, the manufacturer (metalworking company/licence holder) is fundamentally responsible for establishing and maintaining a factory production control (FPC). The responsibilities of a notified product certification body (NP) are basically to select test specimens, collect samples, assess performance characteristics (type testing) and monitor the manufacturing. The results are certified in the form of test reports or certificates. Which characteristics of a building product are subject to which AVCP system (assessment and verification of constancy of performance) is found in the respective harmonised product standard.

 

The following table  shows what tasks are to be performed by the manufacturer (H - metalworking company/licence holder) and by the notified product certification body (NB) in the various conformity assessment systems according to the construction product Regulation.

 

The manufacturer (metalworking company/licence holder) is responsible and liable for the CE labelling. The manufacturer (metalworking company/licence holder) thus also issues the required performance declaration/CE label for CE labelling. The necessary documents and their contents are described in the product standard EN 14351-1. With these documents, the manufacturer (metalworking company/licence holder) confirms that the manufactured building product is standard-compliant and may therefore be placed on the market.

Practical application

Practical application

CE labelling in practical application

The introduction of EN 16034 on 1 September 2016 makes it easier for manufacturers, builders and planners to use pedestrian doorsets, industrial, commercial, garage doors and openable windows with fire resistance and/or smoke control characteristics throughout Europe. During the three-year coexistence phase, products with CE characteristics may be placed on the market. After 1 November 2019, only the CE mark will be allowed.

 

The CE mark identifies products in respect to product safety according to EU law. CE stands for „conformité européenne“, which refers to conformity with EU directives. With the CE mark, the manufacturer (metalworking company/licence holder) confirms that the product corresponds to the valid European directives.

 

The product standard EN 16034 defines material-independent safety and performance requirements that apply to all fire-resistant and/or smoke-shielding products for partitioning rooms into fire and/or smoke compartments and for use in escape routes.

 

The product standard EN 14351-1 regulates the material-independent performance characteristics except for fire resistance and/or smoke control characteristics and applies to windows, exterior doors and combined door sets.

Production control

Production control

Production control

Factory production control (FPC) is specified in the product standards EN 16034 and EN 14351-1 and must be observed by every manufacturer (metalworking company/licence holder). An FPC ensures that the characteristics declared in the CE labelling are observed/fulfilled.

 

For pedestrian doorsets, industrial, commercial, garage doors and openable windows with fire resistance and/or smoke control characteristics, system 1 of assessment and verification of the constancy of performance is to be used.

 

All relevant documents and drawings for the factory production control (FPC) are subject to a retention requirement (country-specific) and can be stored in paper form or in digital form.

 

Factory production control (FPC)
The manufacturer (metalworking company/licence holder) must introduce, document and maintain a factory production control in accordance with EN 16034, in order to ensure that doors and windows that are placed on the market have the specified performance characteristics.

 

The most important facts for certification at a glance:

  • licence agreement and training with Forster Profile Systems
  • Proof of licence holder training
  • Technical documentation

    • Monitoring documents (documentation, installation/maintenance instructions)
    • Classification report

 

 

  • FPC (not exhaustive):

    • Specification of the responsible persons for set up and maintenance
    • Trained employees
    • Required equipment
    • Workshop facilities
    • Manufacturing method
    • Control of goods (e.g. control of semi-finished goods and finished products)
    • Quality management (QM)
    • Traceability and labelling

 

 

 

 

  • Required administrative documents for applying to the NB for certification (list not binding as the NB may have different requirements in different countries):

    • Copy of the trade licence and the excerpt of the commercial register
    • Proof of your VAT number
    • Fully completed application for certification officially signed by the company
    • Licence agreements for the products to be certified
    • Proof of training by the licence providers
    • Presentation of the regulations for factory production control (FPC)

      The requirements for the FPC are specified in the respectively applicable standard and in the certification programmes. Due to the option of placing the products on the market in all of Europe, according requirements are placed on the FPC for quality assurance. If you are interested in receiving training for the FPC, please contact the notified body in Europe.

 

Initial inspection of the factory and the FPC
In the course of the initial inspection in accordance with EN 16034, the applicant must prove that the factory production control is established, documented, implemented and maintained according to EN 16034. To this end, the notified product certification body can provide information on the extent of the FPC in advance.

 

Certification documentation (proof of the constancy of performance)
After a positive certification decision, the applicant (metalworking company/licence holder) receives a „certificate of constancy of performance“ (e.g. exterior door with the performance characteristic of fire and/or smoke control characteristics). A valid certificate authorises and obliges the manufacturer to exhibit the performance declaration and to affix the CE label in accordance with the building product directive of EN 16034.

 

The certificate of constancy of performance is valid as long as EN 16034 and the conditions for the manufacture of pedestrian doorsets, industrial, commercial, garage doors and openable windows with the performance characteristic of fire resistance and/or smoke control characteristics do not change.

 

Monitoring
The continuous monitoring of the FPC and the evaluation of the manufacturing plant is performed by the inspectors of the certification body at least once a year in accordance with EN 16034.

 

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