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11.3 ACCREDITATION AND CERTIFICATION

11.3.1 Validity of test reports for regulated fire safety products and materials

 

a. With reference to Table 11A, products under Scheme 1b shall be certified based on a test report(s) that was issued less than 5 years prior to the date of the CoC being issued. Scheme 1b (discrete systems) shall be issued with product labels, while Scheme 1b (non discrete systems) shall be issued with DoCs.

b. Discrete systems under Scheme 2 and 5 shall be certified based on a test report(s) that was issued less than 5 years prior to the date of the CoC being issued. These products shall be issued with product labels.

c. Non-discrete systems under Schemes 2 and 5 shall be certified based on a test report(s) that was issued less than 10 years prior to the date of the CoC being issued. These products shall be issued with DoCs.

 

11.3.2 Validity of CoC for regulated fire safety products and materials

a. A CoC for regulated fire safety products and materials shall be valid for 5 years.

b. All regulated fire safety products and materials shall be issued with CoC before use in building construction in Singapore.

c. All regulated fire safety products shall be certified, and CoC issued, solely based on compliance to the stipulated test performance standards stated in the test report of a local or overseas test laboratory accredited or recognised by SAC via the MRA.

d. Regulated fire safety products and materials used in fire safety works shall be of the standards specified at the point of plans submission to the SCDF.

e. A CoC shall be considered valid if it is active at the date at which the Notice of Approval (NoA) is issued by the SCDF.

11.3.3 Accreditation requirements

a. Regulated fire safety products and materials used in fire safety works shall be certified by a local certification body accredited by SAC, and shall comply with the requirements stipulated in ISO/IEC 17065 (Conformity Assessment - Requirements for Bodies Certifying Products, Processes and Services).

 

b. Regulated fire safety products and materials shall be accompanied by test reports from testing laboratories accredited by SAC or recognised by SAC via the MRA, and shall comply with the requirements stipulated in ISO/IEC 17025 (General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories).

c. Regulated fire safety products shall be certified in accordance to requirements in ISO/IEC 17067 (Conformity Assessment - Fundamentals of Product Certification and Guidelines for Product Certification Schemes) and based on certification schemes specified under Cl.11.2.

 

 

11.3.4 Provision of minimum information by CBs on regulated fire safety products and materials for certification

All certified regulated fire safety products, with the minimum information as specified below, shall be published on the CBs’ directory online. This directory should also include products that have failed to meet certification requirements.

a. Certified regulated fire safety products and materials under the PLS

(1) Applicant (includes company’s name, address, contact number)

(2) Brand

(3) Model

(4) Certificate No.

(5) Scheme of CoC

(6) CoC Expiry Date

(7) Description

(8) Country of Origin

(9) Product Details (includes insulation, integrity, density/weight, etc.)

(10) Test Standard

(11) Test Report Reference

 

b. Products & materials which failed the certification requirements

(1) Applicant (includes company’s name, address, contact number)

(2) Brand

(3) Model

(4) Description

(5) Country of Origin

(6) Product Details (includes insulation, integrity, density/weight, etc.)

(7) Test Standard