Factory Assessment Scheme for Concrete Block Factories
(as per Dubai Municipality Local Order 44/1990-Amended)
In line with the Dubai Municipality strategic objective of aligning its operation with international "Best Practice", DCL has started the implementation of the Factory Assessment Scheme on block factories that are operating under DM Local Order 44/1990 (Amended). The factory assessment scheme is in accordance with Certification System No. 5 of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Guide 67. In the nearest future the new scheme will replace the batch certification that is currently being implemented under the mentioned Local Order.
Under this scheme, block factories will be subjected to factory audit of the quality management system according to ISO 9001 in addition to the evaluation of the finished product for conformity with Dubai Muncipality Standard (DMS1) Specifications for concrete blocks. If the results of both factory audit and product evaluation are satisfactory, the factory will be granted a Certificate of Conformity and License to apply the DCL Conformity Mark on their product.
DCL shall carry out surveillance to ensure continuing complaince with the certification requirements. This will be carried out through regular factory audit as well as market monitoring through inspection of construction sites by DM Inspectors.
How to apply for this scheme?
Block factories can download the application form and submit, together with the required supporting documents, to DCL Certification Section in Karama, Dubai. Applications may also be sent through e-mail mentioned below. For detailed information, please download the General Rules, Special Rules, Specific Rules, Guidance Documents and other references in the "Downloads" section.
(NOTE: Other relevant documents can be found in Factory Assessment Page)
To Apply for the Service please download and fill the application form DM-DCLD-F-IC-2001 and send to the email indicated below:
For more information please contact:
Products Conformity Assessment Section
Dubai Central Laboratory Department
Tel + 9714 3027575
Fax + 9714 3351127
P.O. Box 67, Dubai, U.A.E.