CB Certification

BSI is a signatory to the IECEE CB scheme and as such can issue and accept CB Certificates. The IECEE CB Scheme is a multilateral agreement between participating countries and their resident certification organisation. CB certification is limited to electrical and electronic products.

The scheme was implemented to promote global harmonisation and reduce barriers to trade. Any product carrying a CB certification will be accepted by participating laboratories and certification organisations around the world and be awarded applicable national safety certification.

The main objective of the scheme is to facilitate trade between attesting countries and to promote the harmonisation of standards on an international basis, in this respect it forms the basis of the worlds first international system of report acceptance.

Any product having CB certification can use this to obtain national certification in any of the attesting countries, which ultimately will save you time and money if you require certification marks in other attesting countries.

The safety tests for the electrical equipment are contained in IEC Standards, however, national differences are permitted if some members do not have completely harmonized IEC standards, provided this is clearly declared to all other members.

Why choose BSI for product certification

The Directive defines 3 categories for pressure equipment, based on its pressure volume product (P.V) in bar litres and hence its stored energy.

Assessment and conformity procedures are different for each category, ranging from occasional auditing of test procedures for the lowest (category I) hazard up to full ISO9001 quality management and/or notified body type examination for category 3 equipment. The assessment procedures are arranged in a modular structure and manufacturers have the choice of which modules to select (within pre-determined combinations) in order to best suit their application and manufacturing procedures.

In addition to ensuring that the equipment is capable of meeting the performance requirements of the directive, manufacturers must also complete a specified declaration of conformity and they must compile and maintain a technical file of information about how the equipment was designed and manufactured and supply it to the Notified body

Contact us today to start your journey to certification where we can help you to meet the requirements of the Directive.