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The certification of products is BCCA’s most important activity in terms of volume. It includes initial technical assessment of the products and systems as well as following up the quality of production and labelling. A distinction can also be made between certification aimed at conformity of the products themselves and certification which only assesses the production control system itself (FPC).
A BENOR certificate shows that the producer organises production control on the basis of which he can declare by way of the BENOR symbol that his products comply with a Belgian standard or other normative specification.
In the case of a lack of standards, BCCA draws up appropriate supplementary specifications (PTV: Technical Regulations) .
BENOR certification is carried out by delegation from NBN for a range of specified products group (see database)
ATG certification is a necessary addition to the Technical Approval (ATG) granted by BUtgb (BELGIAN UNION FOR TECHNICAL APPROVAL IN CONSTRUCTION).
It shows that a product or the components of a system correspond to the data published in the ATG text.
ATG certification is carried out on the authorisation of BUtgb (see database).
• European Directive/Regulation on Construction Products – CE symbol
As notified body, BCCA issues certificates to companies that are under an obligation to confirm compliance with the essential requirements of the directive on construction products through affixing the CE symbol.
This concerns certificates for the products themselves (AOC 1 and 1+) as well as for production control systems (AOC 2 and 2+) (see database)
From the 1st of July 2013 BCCA issues certificates against the Regulation n° 305/2011.
PARTICULAR RULES FOR THE CERTIFICATION OF PRODUCTS AND PRODUCTION CONTROL SYSTEMS WITHIN DE FRAMEWORK OF THE EUROPEAN CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS REGULATION N° 305/2011
• CEN Keymark
This certification proceeds in accordance with a voluntary European procedure and concerns the conformity of products to an EU norm. The procedure is linked to a similar national certificate and is aimed at promoting voluntary harmonisation. (see database)
• Other certification
BCCA cooperates in the voluntary harmonisation of national certification. BCCA provides services to foreign certifcation bodies or issues these certificates itself where the regulations permit.