Type 1 allows receiving certificates of conformity for specific product quantities according to approved product standards, whether international, regional or local. Type 1 Product Certification complements Type 2 Block Production and Type 5 – Factory Assessment Certifications.
The Dubai Central Laboratory Department (DCL) draws sufficient samples from quantities specified in the service request. It then sends them to be tested in authorized laboratories in order to ensure their compliance with the conditions and requirements of the relevant standard specifications. It consequently grants them a certificate of conformity.
Conditions and Requirements of Type 1 Certificate:
The process for issuing a Type 1 Product Certificate of Conformity is based on ISO/IEC 17067 Table 1, which includes:
Sample drawing: Specifying the samples subject to certification.
Inspection: Determining the characteristics to be tested according to the standard specifications
Results evaluation: Comparing results to standard specifications and requirements
Certification decision: Taken based on the conformity of the product with the standard specifications
Granting and approving certificates: Issuing of a Certificate of Conformity for the tested product only. The certificate’s validity is for one year.
Type 1 certification is carried out by the DCL’s Inspection and Certification Section to become integrated with the systems currently applied to issue Type 2 Block Production and Type 5 Factory Assessment Certifications.
This scheme is applied within the optional certification system (products not subject to laws and regulations). Later on, it will become an integral part of a unified products certification system which will meet all requirements, be it optional or subject to laws and regulations to ensure related implementation, guarantee consumer protection and market the products.
Type 1 allows the issuance of Certificates of Conformity for several products according to specific standard systems and specifications, including:
Reinforcement Steel according to ASTM A572 Standard Specification for High-Strength, Low-Alloy Columbium-Vanadium Structural Steel – DC-DCLD-RD-DP32-5101 (IC)
Double-Glazed Units (architectural glass): Estimation of light transmittance percentage, direct solar transmittance, total solar transmittance, ultraviolet transmittance and glazing-related emitters, according to the terms and specifications of the Dubai Green Building Rating System GBRS (AL SA’AFAT) – DC-DCLD- RD -DP32-5103 (IC)
Raw Materials for Paints and Varnishes, according to the terms and specifications of the Dubai Green Building Rating System GBRS (AL SA’AFAT) – DC-DCLD- RD-DP32-5104 (IC)
Adhesives and Sealants: Assessment of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) level, according to the terms of the Dubai Green Building Rating System GBRS – DC-DCLD- RD-DP32-5109 (IC)
Hardscape Areas: Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) assessment, according to the terms and specifications of the Dubai Green Building Rating System GBRS (AL SA’AFAT) – DC-DCLD- RD-DP32-5110 (IC)
Roof Surfaces: Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) assessment, according to the terms and specifications of the Dubai Green Building Rating System GBRS (AL SA’AFAT) – DC-DCLD- RD-DP32-5111 (IC)
Steel and Iron Sheets, according to ASTM A1003 Standard Specification – RD-DP32-5113 (IC)
Unplasticized Plastic (uPVC) Piping System, according to EN 1401-1 Standard for non-pressure underground drainage and sewage networks RD-DP32-5114 (IC)
Hot Dipped Galvanized Coatings, according to BS EN ISO 1461 Standard for Fabricated Iron and Steel Articles/Products – RD-DP32-5115 (IC)
Composite Wood Panels: Determining Formaldehyde release, in accordance with the terms and specifications of Dubai Green Building Rating System GBRS (AL SA’AFAT) DC-DCLD- RD-DP32-5116 (IC)
Steel Sheet, Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) or Hot-Dipped Zinc-Iron Alloy-Coated (Galvannealed), according to ASTM A653 DC-DCLD- RD-DP32-5117 (IC)
Thermal Moisture Performance of building materials and products, according to British Standard BS 6398 for determination of moisture absorption properties DC-DCLD – RD-DP32-5118 (IC)