What is third party product certification?

Third party product certification is the process of certifying that a manufacturer of a product, or individuals who are installing or maintaining that product have undergone an independent appraisal to confirm their compliance with the performance aspects of a specification for a particular product or product range, or its installation or maintenance.

Third party certification is often specified by architects, contractors, local authorities, building owners and facilities and estates managers. It is a mandatory requirement for Secured by Design and is a preferred route for demonstrating performance of fire doors under Approved Document B of the Building Regulations.

To achieve third party certification, a manufacturer and their product will have to undergo a rigorous audit and testing process, ensuring that they have in place documented product specifications, installation instructions, and a factory production control system, all of which integrate with an approved quality management scheme such as ISO 9001.
Why choose Q-Mark product certification?
Product certification is the ultimate endorsement of a product's performance. Products will always be made to achieve a particular performance, whether it's to a British, European or International test standard or simply to the manufacturer's own in-house specification.
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