More about the KOMO quality label

What is an assessment guideline?

An assessment guideline (BRL) is a standardized document used by SKG-IKOB to assess a particular product or process. If the assessment is positive, the product or process is issued with a certificate. A BRL is approved by a Board of Experts. This Board includes interested parties from the sector concerned. The BRL does not only take account of the legal requirements, but also the technical and aesthetic criteria specified by the market parties. So KOMO quality certificates cover more than just the requirements of the Building Decree.

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What is a KOMO approval?

A KOMO approval is a document in which SKG-IKOB declares that a product meets the requirements that make it suitable for use in the building sector, as long as the product is manufactured and used according to the specifications stated in the approval. For an approval, SKG-IKOB will assess your product once only. The approval will state how it performed.

For example, an approval for burglar resistant window frames can declare that a frame made from specific profiles, handles, hinges and glass, satisfies the requirements for a particular category of burglar resistance. However, this performance can only be included in an approval if the results have been achieved during a test. The approval then states exactly how the frame must be constructed and assembled to achieve the same results in practice.

In principle, an approval includes:

  • the performance aspects of the product tested; o a technical description of the product;
  • the terms of implementation.

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What is a KOMO product certificate?

KOMO product certificate is a document in which SKG-IKOB declares that your product has satisfied the criteria and requirements of the Building Decree stated in the certificate. A product certificate means that clients do not themselves have to check whether a particular product satisfies these requirements. It also provides certainty for the purchasing party. A product certificate entails a continuous control on your product, the production process and the serial production. In this way, the quality of your product is also guaranteed into the future.

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What is a KOMO approval with product certificate?

Many manufacturers opt for an approval plus a product certificate. For a KOMO approval with a product certificate, SKG-IKOB monitors the way in which products are produced and how the company deals with quality control. SKG-IKOB ensures that the products meet the requirements of the building regulations and that the products are suitable for the building in which they are used. In doing so, SKG-IKOB also evaluates whether the products are produced as prescribed by the corresponding approval.

An approval with a product certificate is useful because it means that the buyer of your product does not have to check whether the product meets the relevant requirements, and can be certain about the performance of the product. It also provides certainty for the purchasing party. An approval with a product certificate entails a continuous control on your product, the production process and the serial production. In this way, the quality of your product is also guaranteed into the future.

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What is a KOMO process certificate?

A KOMO process certificate is a statement of quality declaring that a product, building component or installation (after the implementation process) corresponds with the product specifications and performance indicated in the statement. It also proves that the process needed to achieve this level of quality corresponds with the process specifications indicated in the statement.

Process is taken to mean:

  • Attaching, installing, mounting, incorporating products, building components and installations in buildings.
  • Using and managing buildings.
  • Implementing services.

The quality of the process is monitored continuously for a process certificate. This is why process certificates provide clients, prescribers and contractors with extra value. Process certificates make the job of building management considerably simpler. In practice, they are an effective, efficient instrument for reducing failure costs and increasing quality in the building sector.

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Overview assessment guidelines

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Assessment guidelines in development

We are currently developing several new assessment guidelines. Do you want to know whether an assessment guideline is currently being developed for your product? If so, please contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) CE marking and the KOMO quality label

There is much uncertainty about the relationship between CE marking and the KOMO quality label. These FAQs answer the main questions that may arise.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) CE marking and the KOMO quality mark

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