RISE | Type approval
Type approval is granted to a product that meets a minimum set of regulatory and technical requirements. Generally, type approval is required before a product is allowed to be sold in a particular country, so the requirements for a given product will vary around the world. Compliance to type approval requirements is always made by third-party notified body.
Woodsafe type approval reference is:
RISE | Certificate of Constancy of Performance
WPA | Benchmark Approved Treater
The WPA Benchmark Approved Treater (FR) scheme for wood-based materials relates to the factory process used to apply FR formulations.
Where a flame retardant is added during the manufacturing process for MDF, OSB or plywood then that process should be subject to factory production control (accredited by a notified body). The product should carry the CE mark and be accompanied by a valid Declaration of Performance when it leaves the factory.
Where the product is factory FR treated after manufacture (solid wood, some plywood) by a service treater, that company must also operate factory production controls which have been accredited by a notified body, alongside those of the company placing the product on the market, so as to maintain full traceability.
- Treaters certificated under this scheme must use a WPA Benchmark Approved Formulation (FR).
- The scheme provides independent third-party auditing and verification that the WPA Benchmark Approved flame retardant has been correctly applied.
Woodsafe WPA Benchmark reference is:
TDCA | CladMark accredited
The CladMark quality assurance scheme is operated by the Timber Decking and Cladding Association. This accreditation provides credible, independent third-party evidence of quality, fit for purpose products by assuring the manufacturer’s compliance with good practice and quality management systems. Read more here: https://www.tdca.org.uk/deckmark-and-cladmark/
Woodsafe TDCA CladMark Registered Firm no reference is:
RISE | 9001:2015 Quality management system
ISO 9001:2015 Quality management systems — Requirements is a document of approximately 30 pages available from the national standards organization in each country. Only ISO 9001 is directly audited against for third-party assessment purposes.Contents of ISO 9001:2015 are as follows:
- Section 1: Scope
- Section 2: Normative references
- Section 3: Terms and definitions
- Section 4: Context of the organization
- Section 5: Leadership
- Section 6: Planning
- Section 7: Support
- Section 8: Operation
- Section 9: Performance evaluation
- Section 10: Continual Improvement
Woodsafe ISO 9001:2015 reference is:
RISE | 14001:2015
Woodsafe ISO 14001:2015 reference is:
EcoVadis | Business Sustainability Ratings
Woodsafe EcoVadis reference is: