Gas appliances directive (GAD 2009/142/EC)

Who is the directive for?

This Directive is for manufacturers of Gas Appliances who are wishing to sell their products in the European Union. Once a manufacturer meets the requirements of the Directive they will be able to apply CE marking to their products.

What products do we test?

Appliances that burn gas (of any type) from small household products up to larger commercial appliances for the purposes of:

  • Space heating
  • Cooking
  • Water heating
  • Refrigeration
  • Lighting
  • Washing

We also test the supply of forced draught gas burners along with safety and control devices that are intended to be used within gas appliances.

The Directive excludes gas appliances that are used as part of an industrial process on industrial premises, (the Machinery Directive may apply here), and gas appliances that have a normal water temperature exceeding 105°C ( the Pressure Equipment Directive may apply here).

Our commitment to service and expertise

As a Notified Body for the Gas Appliance Directive we have a wealth of expertise in this industry. We have a team of experts who can help you to meet the requirements of the Directive. Our Loughborough site has a dedicated laboratory where we can provide you with ongoing support. We can also help you gain certification to other schemes giving you even greater market access.

Our testing service means more than producing a report. We’ve been experts in product certification and testing for over 60 years. With us you can be confident of the integrity of the certification and testing services for your products. Plus we provide innovative and efficient testing and certification solutions, saving you time and money.

Our certification managers, client managers, laboratory technicians and business development managers have a thorough understanding of the intricacies of the testing process and can help you every step of the way.