This is the most comprehensive and most widely used type of certification that involves:
(a) auditing of the factory quality management system for compliance with ISO 9001 requirements, and
(b) assessment of the product’s conformance with the standard specification.
The factory must satisfactorily meet both requirements in order to be granted a license to use the DCL Mark on their product.
The audit of the factory quality management system is carried out in accordance with the requirements of ISO 9001 standard for quality management systems. It consists of an initial audit of the factory and its management and followed by regular surveillance audit to ensure continuing compliance with the requirements.
Assessment of the product consist of initial type testing on samples collected during the initial audit of the factory and followed by surveillance testing of the product in the market as well as from factory. In order to be certified, the test results must meet the requirements of the product standard specification.
CERTIFICATION THROUGH FACTORY ASSESSMENT (LICENSING FOR THE USE OF THE DCL MARK)
Under this scheme, a supplier may apply for certification of his product against recognized international, national, or local specifications. DCLD shall carry out initial type testing of the product against the relevant standard specification requirements by selecting random samples and sending them to recognized laboratories for testing. Certification auditors will then carry out assessment of the factory quality management system against the requirements of ISO 9001 standard. When the results of the type testing and factory assessment are satisfactory, the supplier is granted a license to affix the DCL-MARK on their product. The Mark is an indication that the product has been certified as having complied with the relevant standard specifications.
HOW TO AVAIL OF THE CERTIFICATION SERVICE
Applicants for certification through factory assessment may submit their application using form DM-DCLD-F-IC-2001. The general rules, procedures and requirements for this scheme are given in DM-DCLD-RD-DP21-2001(IC). The specific requirements for each particular product are given in the “Specific rules” for that particular product. The currently available certification schemes and their corresponding specific rules can be found through this link:
Title of Certification Scheme
Paints, coatings, adhesives, sealants
Low emitting materials (Paints, coatings adhesives sealants) as per Dubai Green Building Regulation and Specifications (GBRS)