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Construction Products (FPC)

CE Marking of Construction Products – Factory Production Control

As Notified Body 0338, BTTG™ is accredited for System 2+ and System 1

Under the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) 305/2011, manufacturers of System 2+, System 1 and System 1+ Construction Products must have their production control assessed and approved by a Notified Body, appointed as a Factory production control certification body (System 2+) or a Product certification body (System 1 and 1+).

BTTG™, Notified Body 0338, is accredited for Factory production control certification (System 2+) for Geosynthetics and Membranes, and is accredited for Product certification (System 1) for Floorings, including carpets.

The FPC process

The manufacturer should provide BTTG™ with its factory production control documentation. We will then inspect the production sites and where required by the product type, laboratories, design offices etc. Once the Manufacturer has demonstrated, through this sampling exercise, that the system can produce product which conforms with the declared essential characteristics of the original model, BTTG™ can then issue a ‘Certificate of Constancy of Performance’ for the product or products.

The Certificate is issued without an expiry date, and is valid for as long as the system continues to comply and the manufacturer produces the product. BTTG™, as a Notified Body, must continue to monitor the FPC system by carrying out surveillance audits, generally once per year.

Certificates for additional products can be issued, covered by the same FPC approval, with suitable additional testing (if required) and a declaration of performance.

BTTG™ auditing services

BTTG™ auditors are trained to the principles of ISO 9001 and have many years’ experience of auditing Construction Products, they cover the globe from our bases in the United Kingdom, China and India. Manufacturers in Europe, Asia, and North America may rely upon our professional auditing staff to deliver product specific, high-quality auditing, to internationally renowned quality management auditing standards.

For manufacturers of flooring for marine use, our auditors can often combine the CPR FPC audit with a Marine Equipment Directive Module D audit, providing a cost-effective solution for manufacturers targeting both markets.

BTTG™, through our UK based auditors, can also provide ISO 9000 certification, and can usually conduct a CPR FPC audit alongside the ISO 9000 audit. This allows a manufacturer to gain Quality Management Systems approval at the same time as fulfilling their regulatory obligations (see here for our ISO 9001 information).