The GAI and the Door and Hardware Federation (DHF) has published a technical briefing to explain the differences between CE marking, third-party testing, assessment and certification.
The briefing consists of five chapters covering: CE marking; Harmonised European Standards (hENs); Methodologies of testing and assessment; Fire resistance assessment reports and third-party product certification.
The guidance also gives an in-depth explanation of each stage of the third-party testing process that applies to architectural ironmongery products intended for use on fire doors. It also highlights the standards to which products should be tested.
The GAI and DHF Guidance on CE Marketing, third-party testing, assessment and certification can be downloaded by members from the members area.