NEN-EN 14351-1

CE marking for escape doors

As of 1 July 2013, CE marking in line with NEN-EN 14351-1 has been compulsory for escape doors used in external partition structures.

If your production and quality systems are being monitored by a European-recognized institute, your company can be issued with a Certificate of Constancy of Performances. As an independent, European-designated Notified Body, SKG-IKOB can issue a Certificate of Constancy of Performances, officially stating that both your company and your product satisfy the requirements for CE marking.

The benefits of certification are:

  • You will be widely accepted in the market;
  • You can safeguard your product quality and reduce failure costs;
  • You can prove that you have met the requirements of monitoring bodies and the legislation.

Factory Production Control (FPC)

As a manufacturer, you must have a documented FPC system. The aim is to ensure that all escape doors you bring onto the market meet the performance criteria stated in your CE marking and Declaration of Performance (DoP). Your FPC system must consist of written procedures, regular inspections and tests and/or assessments.

Step-by-step plan for certification and CE marking

As a manufacturer of escape doors, there are a number of steps you must take before being allowed to use CE marking on your products and before issuing a Declaration of Performance (DoP)

Step 1: Development
Establishing and implementing a quality control system (FPC) that contains all the criteria from NEN-EN 14351-1. If you are a manufacturer of doors and windows and already have a quality control system (FPC), this system should also serve to safeguard the quality of production of escape doors.

Step 2: Certification inspection
After receiving your request for certification, SKG-IKOB will assess the following during an on-site inspection:
- Does the escape door that has been produced satisfy the requirements of the standard;
- Does the FPC system satisfy the requirements of the standard.

Step 3: Issuing the certificate

If your door and system pass the inspection, you will be issued with a certificate and the manufacturer is expected to mark the products with CE marking. The manufacturer must also draw up and issue a Declaration of Performance (DoP). To maintain the certificate, SKG-IKOB will periodically inspect your FPC-system.

Certification via SKG-IKOB

SKG-IKOB is a registered Notified Body (NB 0960) and therefore authorized to carry out tests and inspections as part of the CE marking procedure.

Besides certification of your FPC-system according to EN 14351-1, SKG-IKOB can also assist you with certification of FPC-systems according to EN 16034 for the production of fire- and smoke resistant windows and doors and the performance of smoke resistance tests according to EN 1634-3.

For more information about certifying your FPC system for escape doors in line with NEN-EN 14351-1, or other services mentioned above, please contact one of the following people: Guido Soontiëns (for PVC windows and doors) or Martin Kloppenberg (for metal windows and doors).


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