Preparing for the factory inspections related to the S, GS, BEAB, ASTA and ENEC certification marks.
A third party certification mark is evidence that a product conforms to applicable standards, and that there is a program of ongoing factory inspections. The aim of the factory inspection program is to ensure that a product which has been tested and certified is manufactured and tested in a controlled manner so that the finished products meet the applicable standards and are identical to those that were tested in a laboratory in preparation for the certification. Without approved inspections of all production sites relating to the product to be certified, no mark or certificate can be issued.
The factory inspections for the S, GS, BEAB, ASTA and ENEC certification marks are conducted according to the factory inspection requirements issued by the European Testing Inspection Certification System (ETICS). These requirements are detailed in the document CIG-021 Factory Inspection Procedures – Harmonised Requirements.
In addition to the general requirements outlined in CIG-021, specific requirements apply to each product category. These specific requirements are called Product Control Specifications (PCS).
How to schedule and prepare for the factory inspection