World Accreditation Day
June, 9, as a global initiative of IAF – International Accreditation Forum and ILAC – International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation marks the world Accreditation Day. For this year the chosen theme was “Delivering Confidance in construction and the build environment”.
CERTIF certifies funeral ecological urns
As a result of a cooperation agreement with AIMMP (Portuguese Association of Wood and Furniture Industry) CERTIF will certify Wooden Funeral Urns with the mark CNUF, owned by this Association.
European Commission has published RAPEX 2016 report. RAPEX is the rapid alert system for dangerous non-food products. The goal of the system is to allow the recall of dangerous products in the market.
General Assembly of Eurocer-building
Eurocer-building meet its General Assembly in Milan where, besides the developments concerning product certification and Construction Products Regulation, took place, as main point, a workshop about BIM (Building Information Modeling) animated by “building Smart Italia”.
ISO 50001 – Energy Management Systems
The consumption of energy in the daily life of developed societies is inevitable for companies and organizations that seek to optimize their processes. However, the way this energy consumption is managed, coupled with methodologies that promote sustainability, are fundamental, both in terms of energy resources and in economic and environmental terms.
Portuguese Government bets on the continuity of the Sustainable Habitat Cluster strategy
On 23rd February 2017, the Sustainable Habitat Cluster was recognised by the Portuguese Government as a consolidated Competitiveness Cluster for a period of 6 years. In this way, the conditions are created to accelerate again its promotion actions for the competitiveness of companies.
CERTIF - accredited by IPAC for certification of the weighing process for container loads
CERTIF, that has been working since the end of 2016 to develop the Certification of the Weighing Process by Method 2 of Container Loads, is already accredited by the Portuguese Institute of Accreditation, IP (IPAC, IP ) to this scope.
Umbelino Monteiro, S.A. achieves the brand CERTIF Certified Company for its Occupational Health and Safety Management System.
Umbelino Monteiro, S.A., has obtained from CERTIF the certification of its Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) for the scope “Production of clay roofing tiles and fittings. Commercialization of roof tiles, fibre-cement sheets and roof fittings.”
Keymark Certification Mark for Heat Pumps
This year a new KEYMARK Certification Scheme has been made available to the market of heat pumps for space heating and/or domestic hot water production. The scope of this KEYMARK Certification Scheme is currently limited to heat pumps with heating capacities of up to 400 kW. The certification scheme has been named as “Heat Pump KEYMARK”.
Certification of The Weighing Process for Container Loads - Amendments to the SOLAS Convention
At the end of 2014, amendments to the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) were approved in order to avoid the various accidents at sea attributed to containers with incorrectly declared weights fomenting the safe transport of sea transport.
7th International Conference on safety
Focused on “How to ensure product safety in a global market” the organizations CEOC, ETIC, EUROLAB and IFIA organized the 7th conference about safety.
EN 124 for gully tops and manhole tops
EN 124 for gully tops and manhole tops will end its transition period next March 2017. This standard, that is the reference for product certification, is very much important for public tenders, namely for municipalities.
Certification of Persons
CERTIF continues investing in the certification of persons, from the point of view of professional skills in key sectors of market.
General Assembly of Eurocer-building
Eurocer-building, association of European certification bodies acting in building and construction sector, had its General Assembly in Eindhoven, Netherlands, where took place discussions about questions related to voluntary certification products and also about Construction Products Regulation.
The Congress of Innovation on Sustainable Construction (CINCOS’16) is an event organized for the Sustainable Habitat Cluster in Portugal.
Operational Staff Meeting / Factory Inspections Procedures (OSM/FIP)
The annual Operational Staff Meeting / Factory Inspections Procedures (OSM/FIP), took place last 13th and 14th September, in Madrid, with the participation of CERTIF.
This group has the responsibility for defining and harmonizing the criteria for factory inspections of manufacturers of electrical equipment. These requirements shall be followed by all certification bodies associated in ETICS (ex-EEPCA).
CERTIF and IANORQ (Angola) signed memorandum
With the sponsorship and approval of the Minister of Industry of Angola, CERTIF and IANORQ (Angolan Institute for Standardization and Quality) have signed, in Luanda, a cooperation memorandum in the domain of product certification and auditors training.
ETICS and EUROPOL sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)
The European Office Police (EUROPOL) and ETICS, the European Testing Inspection and Certification System announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which sets out the role of both organisations and how they will work together in the future to achieve their goals.
11th Meeting of European and International Groups of Lighting and Components
The 11th Joint Meeting of European Groups (OSMLUM) and International (CTL ETF5) of Lighting and Components took place in Stockholm, with the participation of 28 certification bodies and laboratories from different countries members of IECEE (CB), CCA and ENEC, in which CERTIF is an effective member.
Steel bars from ADA-Aceria de Angola certified by CERTIF
ADA – Aceria de Angola has obtain the certification of its steel bars for reinforced concrete, being the first company in Africa to get access to CERTIF-Certified Product mark.
19th IECEE/CMC Meeting
In Oslo, Norway, had place the 19º Certification Management Committee of IECC Meeting (Worldwide System for Conformity Testing and Certification of Electrotechnical Equipment and Components), with the presence of CERTIF in its quality of National Member, representative of Portugal, and also as certification body member of these international agreements.
CERTIF certifies M.M. & P.- Comércio e Transformação de Vidro, Lda. Quality Management System and IGU product
M.M. & P.- Comércio e Transformação de Vidro, Lda., obtained the certification of its Quality Management System for the scope "Production and commercialization of air-filled double insulating glass units. Transformation and commercialization of single glass, thermally toughened glass and laminated glass, with different features and technical applications. Installation of glass in construction works in residential, industrial buildings, shopping areas and public buildings."
Global Fire with CE Marking in new products under the Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems
CERTIF has issued new certificates that allow Global Fire Equipment S.A. the access to the CE Marking for 4 new products under the Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems.