For onshore application in buildings are the standards CEN/TC15276-1: 2009, CEN/TC15276-2: 2009, ISO15779: 2011 and NFPA 2010: 2006 the minimal requirements in this certification guideline.
Company certification based on the 'Assessment guideline for the Kiwa product certificate for the design, installation, commissioning and servicing of dry aerosol fire extinguishing systems’ entitles a company to issue a quality declaration/product certificate as soon as the fire extinguishing system complies.
Fire detection companies, System administrators.
BRL K23003-02 outlines the requirements applicable to the final product: as follows
- Functional requirements
Essential requirements that must be imposed on a product for safe use by the end user and that are functional for the purpose for which the product is intended.
- Performance requirements
Actual requirements specified in sizes or numbers that focus on certain (functional) properties of a building section component (fire extinguishing system and preconditions) that contains a target that can be unambiguously calculated or measured.
- Product requirements
Actual requirements specified in sizes or numbers that focus on certain (identifiable) properties of products applied a building section (fire extinguishing system and preconditions) that contain a target that can be unambiguously calculated or measured.
- Process requirements
Actual requirements for the process, if necessary with additional conditions and preconditions under which the process may or must take place.
In addition, the BRL K23003-02 stipulates requirements to be imposed on the company. This could include requirements on the quality management system, personnel and organization.
Certification of your company based on BRL K23003-02 starts with an application, after which you receive a fee proposal. You can enter into a certification agreement with Kiwa on the basis of this fee proposal. An independent acceptance assessment will then start. Kiwa assesses whether the criteria for certification are met based on an independent acceptance audit. Certification will follow upon a positive audit outcome. However, if non-compliances are identified, you shall rectify these first.
After the initial certification, annual inspections are conducted to establish that the certified processes and completes works continue to comply with the applicable requirements to maintain your certification based on the ‘product certificate for the design, installation, commissioning and servicing of dry aerosol fire extinguishing systems’.
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Why Kiwa NCP?
Kiwa NCP is a leading certification body for the certification (accreditation) of fire protection and security companies, also called Fire Safety & Security (FSS).
Kiwa NCP is an independent Certification Body that determines whether a company meets the quality requirements. A Kiwa NCP Certificate provides the occupant with a well-founded confidence in the quality of the certified company and its services, such as testing, commissioning and maintaining systems.