Third-party certification lets customers know that your products and services will reliably do the jobs that they are intended to do. And it demonstrates that products and services meet appropriate standards, which can give access to new markets.
Third-party certification involves the checking – by impartial experts – of manufacturing processes and services to ensure that they meet international safety, quality and performance standards. At the heart of this process are certification bodies – organisations with government approval (through UKAS accreditation) to certificate products, systems and services.
BRE Global is an independent, international certification body, offering certification of fire, security and environmental products and services, management processes and other products and systems. BRE Global listings of certificated products and services include the renowned Red and Green Books.
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The Red Book – fire and security
Specifiers around the world turn to the famous Red Book for extensive lists of fire and security products and services, certificated to LPS and other key standards under the trusted LPCB brand. Red Book listings are readily available online at RedBookLive and through the Red Book app.
Listed products and services include:
The Green Book – environmental products
The demand for greater sustainability has generated a barrage of often unsubstantiated ‘green’ product claims. But a growing number of customers choose products and services with genuine environmental credentials from those listed on GreenBookLive.com, which incorporates a range of certification schemes such as:
BREEAM – the mark of sustainability for buildings and communities in more than 70 countries.
Responsible sourcing (BES 6001) – ensures that construction products have been responsibly and ethically sourced throughout the supply chain.
Ethical Labour – provides organisations with a framework to verify their systems and processes in relation to the Modern Slavery Act.
Environmental product declarations (EPDs) – a comprehensive EPD scheme in line with the European standard EN 15804, and developed in consultation with industry.
Microgeneration energy products – we offer a wide range of UKAS accredited certification services against the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS).
ISO 9001 The world’s most established quality framework for assessing and certifying an organisation’s quality management system.
An authoritative demonstration of the quality of an organisation’s environmental management and commitment to the environment.
A specification that helps to fully integrate health and safety into company policies and working practices.
BIM Level 2 business systems certification scheme
This assesses a business’s BIM policy and capability as defined within PAS 1192-2:2013 and PAS 91, as well as assessing the ability of the business to meet the requirements of an employer to carry out a BIM capability assessment.
CE marking demonstrates conformity with health, safety and environmental protection standards for products sold within the European Economic Area (EEA) and is a legal requirement to be able to market specific products within the EEA.
The Certified Thermal Details and Products Scheme database
This allows users to search a range of accurate and independently assessed thermal junction details, opening products (windows, doors and rooflights) and major elements (walls, roofs and floors), ensuring accuracy, consistency, credibility and quality throughout the design and specification process.
Approved Certifiers of Design Scheme for Energy in Scotland
As part of the Building Standards System, they allow suitably experienced, trained and qualified professionals to assess compliance of the energy designs of domestic and non-domestic buildings with the requirements of the mandatory functional standards in Section 6 (Scottish Building Regulations).