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EFSG common application form aims to reduce time-to-market for fire detection products

EFSG, an association of European certification bodies operating in the fire and security sectors, and Euralarm’s Task Force EFSG work together on a common application form for EFSG certification.

The form, published recently, can be used for making an application for multiple certifications.

It is intended to reduce the number of separate forms that manufacturers need to complete when submitting an application for certification with EFSG members.

The common application form will allow one application to be accepted by all EFSG members followed by a central project management process within EFSG, which should help improving overall certification timescales.

A ‘step forward’

The form is said to be accepted by AFNOR, BRE Global, CNPP, DBI and Vds for applications to certify fire detection and fire alarm equipment to the EN 54 standards, smoke alarms to EN 14604 and power supplies to EN 12101-10 within the scope of EFSG’s mutual recognition agreement.

The common application form is a step forward, believe Euralarm, where a single applications form and the central project management process within EFSG supports one-stop testing, and improves time to market for new and modified products.

It is said to contain the necessary contractual information of each certification body thereby removing the need for separate applications, with the exception of BRE Global – its terms and conditions are provided with the quotation.

Local work instructions and quality processes may require modification to use the new form.

Euralarm has called on manufacturers to implement or incorporate the common application form in their processes and on EFSG to use the new process to drive improvements in the certification process.

The common application form and the accompanying appendices are available to download from the EFSG website.

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