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Discover the Significance of UKCA Compliance for Factory Production Control – UKCA for Factory Production Control.

In the wake of the UK exit from its membership in the EU, UKCA marking is replacing CE markings as a way to show compliance with the specifications for product. This applies to a variety of products, however in particular construction materials that are crucial to providing the secure and reliable building environment that will be the norm in the future.

As with the CE markings prior to it was introduced, similar to CE mark before, UKCA for Factory Production Control will appear visible placed on products. In the case of many of our building products, the mark will be visible on product labels or test certificates, and sometimes printed on the item itself. The logo is supported by the Declaration of Performance (DoP) as well as a Factory Production Control (FPC) certificate.

In the wake of changes in both the marketplaces of the United Kingdom and the European Union, producers of construction materials have to comply with UK regulations laid in the industry of The Product Safety and Metrology etc. Regulations 2019 and 2020. One way to ensure that you are in compliance with the Regulations is to use the UKCA for FPC marking.

What is Factory Production Control?

Factory Production Control (FPC) is a set of procedures established to permit the manufacturer to keep the same quality standards and keep records of non-conforming items of process, materials, or processes in order to improve.

The factory control systems are an established quality system that lets you:

Document and monitor that you’re meeting the technical specifications, processes, and performance standards for fusion-welded products.

Keep track of any non-conform UKCA for Factory Production Control products, processes, or materials in UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Lebanon, and Jordan, that you can use to make necessary changes

What Is the Reason I Should Have An Formal FPC Process In Place?

The manufacturers of construction materials that are subject to European norms are obliged to establish a Factory Production Control process in place in July 31, 2013. The requirement for FPC is a consequence of the necessity for CE marking that must be in place to fulfill the fundamental specifications in the Construction Products Directive. There are a myriad of different evaluation systems that are identified to be used for CE marking, a single condition is required for all of them, and that is the written FPC system.

When do the UKCA Marking Be In Force?

UKCA  Certificate was adopted as the standard method of certification starting on the 1st January 2021. However, there is a period of transition that CE markings will be recognized as an alternative. The transition period has been extended until the 31st of December 2022 due to the difficulties in obtaining the UKCA mark for certain products, however a lot of products already carry this UKCA mark.

In metal structures, or in concrete and composite metal structures. Controlled Performance Characteristics in UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Lebanon, and Jordan are:

  • Tolerances for shape and dimension
  • Yield strength
  • Elongation
  • Tensile strength
  • Impact force
  • Weldability
  • Durability

By selecting the UKCA for Factory Production Control, you will:

  • Supervise the production control system of the factory;
  • The product is certified to meet the requirements essential to a product (health and safety, environmental, etc.) As laid out in the law;
  • Boost your business’s competitiveness to compete in the marketplace by obtaining your company’s competitive edge by obtaining the UKCA mark on your product and, in turn, permitting their distribution on the domestic market of your country, the United Kingdom;
  • Certify that the production of the company is in compliance with UK regulations and the specifications of the applicable UK established standards;
  • Get an independent third-party review.

What Kind of Differences Can I Notice?

In the coming weeks and years in the coming weeks and months, we will ensure our customers that the UKCA mark is applied to labels on products and to individual product markings where appropriate. 

We’re also working to implement markings of the UKCA Certification on documentation from suppliers, as well as certifications for testing. The most recent declarations of Performance (DoP’s) for both UKCA and CE marking are available for download on our website. Factory Production Control (FPC) certification is also available.

Factory Production Control is the execution of manufacturing processes to ensure compliance with UNI EN ISO 9001 and CE certification specifications. It is intended to assure stable production and ensure that the product is in line with the specifications of technical and functional requirements as specified by its manufacturer. 

Although FPC’s FPC service is mostly designed for the production of construction equipment, but it is also modified to suit any product that needs an CE mark.

What can Ascent EMIRATES do to help you meet the conditions to obtain CE certification?

The Ascents FPC Service ensures that your supplier’ compliance in accordance with FCP Production as well as CE standard marking and specifications. This service ensures the consistency of performance of products and verification of the efficiency of factory controls for quality, and lowers the chance of importing products or materials that aren’t conforming to EU directives.

If you’re big and small business personnel, Ascent will be able to assist. We offer the expertise and the tools of the Production Management team to ensure that your products are compliant with the requirements of customers and regulatory agencies.

To assist joinery companies to overcome the challenges before the new regulation will take effect, prepared an example FPC manual that is easily modified to suit your needs. Our service comes with written instructions on how to modify the manual. 

Ascent EMIRATES provides an edge-to-edge service on a number of ISO Certification in Dubai. Connect with us to learn more how you can increase your business standards.


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