European Construction Products Regulation EU/305/2011 - meeting requirements, assuring safety
Both power- and hand-operated private and commercial gates, along with certain doors and shutters, have to meet a number of legal requirements before they are placed on the market. The legal basis for this is the European Construction Products Regulation EU/305/2011.
The CE label - a must
The Regulation stipulates the CE label as mandatory for manufacturers and importers of gates of all kinds, along with certain doors and shutters. TÜV NORD CERT provides support when it comes to obtaining the CE label and offers testing and confirmation of the following characteristics: watertightness, release of hazardous substances (after publication of the corresponding standard), wind resistance, thermal resistance, passage of air and safe opening.
"Type tested" - the marketing extra of this voluntary option
An extended inspection for "Type tested" certification is an option to demonstrate voluntary commitment to enhanced safety, and also offers a unique selling point over competitors. Here, TÜV NORD CERT considers additional requirements from Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC and conducts regular manufacturing plant monitoring audits. The benefit to you: the well-respected TÜV "Type tested" mark can also be used for marketing purposes.