Product certification or product qualification is the process of certifying that a certain product has passed performance tests and quality assurance tests, and meets qualification criteria stipulated in contracts, regulations, or specifications (typically called "certification schemes" in the product certification industry) or
National Standard Certification for specific marketplace which is often controlled by government policies. Every country has its own method and procedures for product certification, we are registered with the Ministry of Industry & Trade, including National Standard Institutions for over 40 countries to provide National Standard Certification for every commodity, product or item sold in the local and International marketplaces.
Mazdarr International is accredited to or aligned with ISO/IEC 17065 Conformity assessment -- Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services (previously ISO/IEC Guide 65:1996) an international standard for ensuring competence in those organizations performing product, process and service certifications. The organizations that perform this accreditation are called Accreditation Bodies, and they themselves are assessed by international peers against the ISO 17011 standard.
Certification process A product might be verified to comply with a specification or stamped with a specification number. This does not, by itself, indicate that the item is fit for any particular use. The person or group of persons who own the certification scheme (i.e., engineers, trade unions, building code writers, government, industry, etc.) have the responsibility to consider the choice of available specifications, choose the correct ones, set qualification limits, and enforce compliance with those limits. The end users of the product have the responsibility to use the item correctly. Products must be used in accordance with their listing for certification to be effective.
Product certification is often required in sensitive industry and marketplace areas where a failure could have serious consequences, such as negatively affecting the health and welfare of the people or person using that product. For example, certification is stringent in aerospace applications, since the demands for low weight tend to lead to high stress on components, requiring appropriate metallurgy and accuracy in manufacturing. Other sensitive product area examples include food, pharmaceuticals, healthcare products, dangerous goods, electrical equipments and products that have RF emissions such as computers and cellular telephones, thats why you need Mazdarr to certify your product with a huge and wide experience and understanding of the health and safety of consumers
The process for certification of a product is generally summed up in four steps:
Application (including testing of the product) Evaluation (does the test data indicate that the product meets qualification criteria) Decision (does a second review of the product application concur with the Evaluation) Surveillance (does the product in the marketplace continue to meet qualification criteria) In some instances, prior to applying for certification, a product supplier will send the product sample through a reliable distributor for testing (some certification schemes require the product to be sent out for testing by the manufacturer or supplier instead). When the product to be certified is received at the testing laboratory, it is tested in accordance with the laboratory's internal procedures and with the methods listed in the test standards specified by the certification scheme. The resulting data collected by the testing laboratory, and is then forwarded either back to the Mazdarr as the product certifier.
Mazdarr International then reviews the product supplier's application information, including the testing data.
If Mazdarr's evaluation concludes that the test data shows that the product meets all required criteria as listed in the certification scheme, and the decision maker(s) of the product certifier concur with the evaluation, then the product is deemed "certified" and is listed in a directory that the Product certifier is required to keep. ISO Guide 65 requires that the final decision to grant or not grant certification be made only by a person or group of persons not involved in the evaluation of the product.
Products often need periodic recertification, also known as surveillance. This requirement is typically identified within the certification scheme that the product is certified to. Mazdarr may require product suppliers to perform some sort of surveillance
activity, such as pulling sample products from the marketplace for testing, in order to maintain their "listed" or "certified" status.
Other examples of Surveillance activities include audits of the manufacturing plant, supervision of the manufacturing and/or testing process, or a simple paperwork submittal from the supplier to Mazdarr to ensure that the certified product has not changed. Other causes for recertification may include complaints issued against the product's functionality, which would require removal from the marketplace, and expiration of the original certification. These lists of examples are by no means all inclusive.
Some certification schemes, or the product certifiers that operate those Schemes, may require that the product supplier operate a Quality Management System registered to ISO 9000, or that the testing be performed by a laboratory accredited to ISO 17025. The decision to set these requirements is most often made by the person or group which owns the Certification Scheme.
Certification marks and listings of certified products Main articles: Certification mark and certification listing Certified products are typically endorsed with a certification mark provided by the Mazdarr. Issuance of a certification mark is at the discretion of Mazdarr. ISO Guide 65 does not require the Mazdarr to offer a certification mark in the event that a certificate is offered.
When certification marks are issued and used on products, they are usually easy to see and enable users to track down the certification listings to determine the criteria that the product meets, and whether or not the listing is still active.
An active certification listing must minimally include indication of the following information:
The specific product or type of product certified The qualification standard that the product is judged to meet The date of certification (and if applicable, its expiration) Product certifiers may choose to include much more information than that listed above, but ISO Guide 65 specifies the bare minimum which must be made available regarding the certification status of an product.
These listings are typically used by an Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ), such as a municipal building inspector, fire prevention officer, or electrical inspector, to compare the product's use or installation with the intent of the rating by testing. In order to comply with the code, the product listing must be "active", as products and companies can become "de-listed" due to re-testing showing that a product no longer meets qualification criteria, or a business decision by the manufacturer.
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