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11.2 DEFINITION

11.2.1 Product Listing Scheme (PLS)

“Product listing scheme” refers to the third party certification scheme administered by SCDF for regulated fire safety products and materials.

11.2.2 Certificate of Conformity (CoC)

“Certificate of Conformity” refers to a certificate, which comes with a validity period, issued by Certification Bodies (CBs) for a fire safety product that meets the product testing standards and certification requirements. These certified products shall be recorded in a product directory on the CB’s website for reference and verification, since a CoC can be terminated before its expiry.

11.2.3 Declaration of Compliance (DoC)

“Declaration of Compliance” refers to a declaration of information associated with or related to a batch of fire safety products with CoC.

11.2.4 Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA)

“Mutual Recognition Arrangement” refers to the arrangements signed between Singapore Accreditation Council (SAC) and other international accreditation bodies to mutually recognise reports and certificates issued by an accredited Conformity Assessment Body (CAB) as equivalent to their own standards.

11.2.5 Scheme Type 1b (Scheme 1b)

“Scheme Type 1b” refers to Scheme Type 1b specified in ISO/IEC 17067. It consists of type testing of a sample of a production. Every subsequent batch shall also be tested.

11.2.6 Scheme Type 2 (Scheme 2)

“Scheme Type 2” refers to Scheme Type 2 specified in ISO/IEC 17067. It consists of type testing of a sample and subsequent periodic testing of samples from the market to check that items produced subsequent to the initial attestation fulfil the specified requirements.

11.2.7 Scheme Type 5 (Scheme 5)

“Scheme Type 5” refers to the Scheme Type 5 specified in ISO/IEC 17067. It consists of type testing and assessment of the entire quality management system, including auditing the production process and management system. Surveillance testing of the product is done either from the market or at the point of production, or both, to check that items produced subsequent to the initial attestation fulfil the specified requirements.

11.2.8 Type testing

“Type testing” refers to testing of a product according to the test standard(s) for that product for the application of CoC, as specified in Table 11A.

11.2.9 Attestation

“Attestation” refers to a statement of conformity which leads to the issuance of a CoC. The attestation, issued by a CB, indicates that the product is in compliance with the PLS.

11.2.10 Discrete system

“Discrete system” refers to a fire safety product on which it is physically practicable and/or effective to affix a product label for identification purposes. Such products include fire doors, landing valves, and fire extinguishers.

11.2.11 Non-discrete system

“Non-discrete system” refers to a fire safety product on which it is not physically practicable or effective to affix a product label, for example on walls, floors and cables. Suppliers are instead issued with DoC certificates for these products.