ADVANTAGES OF PRODUCT CERTIFICATION
The conformity of the product represents the assurance that the products made by an organization comply with the specified standards and with other normative documents.
The declaration of conformity is the declaration of a supplier who expresses on his own responsibility that a product, service or process is in accordance with a standard or other specified normative document.
Product certification means the certification of conformity by an impartial certification body. All types of products and goods can be certified, as well as the processes and services performed by any organization. The certification consists of pre-evaluation and periodic evaluations scheduled to ensure continuous compliance with the defined requirements of the product / process.
The advantages of the product certifications mainly focus on the continuous improvement of the product and the transparency in the manufacturing flow. Also, it identifies the weaknesses related to the manufacture and allows an optimal solution of the problems. In addition, it is possible to analyze the characteristics of the product, especially those related to safety, health, environment in all phases of the life cycle, from conception to the end of the product life cycle. Last but not least, product certification allows optimization of the quality / price ratio and provides customers with the confidence that the certified products meet the quality requirements.
Product compliance certification is a complex activity that includes:
- Evaluation, in the spirit of the requirements of the European standard SR EN 45011: 2000, of the conformity of the products and of the related documentation with the requirements of the national, international standards, the directives of the European Union, etc. and the applicable legal provisions;
- Evaluation of the manufacturing process of the product;
- Evaluation of the test results regarding the product characteristics;
- Completion with a qualified assessment regarding the satisfaction of the product with the specified requirements.
Each stage of the certification process is completed with written documents, which are the basis for the certification decision: Documentation evaluation report, Inspection reports and Test reports, issued by subcontracted laboratories, Test evaluation report, Audit report on the spot place, Synthesis of product evaluation.