The EU has harmonised its standards for point heat detectors and point smoke detectors which will be mandatory from August 31, 2022. CertAlarm is now able to offer these certifications.
Back in 2018, The Technical Committee CEN/TC 72 released two common standards – EN 54-5: 2017 + A1:2018, “Heat detectors – Point heat detectors”, and 54-7: 2018, “Smoke detectors – Point smoke detectors that operate using scattered light, transmitted light or ionisation”. Following this, the European Commission cited them in the OJEU in 2019. The updated provisions include increased requirements for the EMC-resilience of detectors.
Both updated standards are mandatory for products that are sold throughout the EU from the end of the transition period on August 31, 2022. That means that all manufacturers should now start with the update of their corresponding external certificates and internal declarations by applying the latest version of EN 54-5 and EN 54-7 to their products. In due course, all manufacturers of heat and smoke detectors will be required to apply to authorised Notified Bodies for a Certificate of Constancy of Performance to the new revisions, enabling them to update their DoPs (Declaration of Performance).
The majority of CertAlarm partners have been accredited by their national Accreditation Bodies and notified by the EU for testing and certification based on the two harmonised norms and can now fully support manufacturers in obtaining the respective certificates.
“We want to provide a comprehensive, competitive and time-saving support to manufacturers by offering all relevant testing and certification services as a one-stop solution which is valid throughout Europe,” said Anja Kinsky, General Manager of CertAlarm. “We’re therefore pleased to announce that we also cover these new certification requirements.”