Pyrotechnic articles

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Manufacturers should ensure that their products meet the essential safety requirements. The Notified Body (EU) and UK Approved Body (UK) must be involved in the conformity assessment procedures. To meet the requirements of the Directive or the UK Regulation. CerTrust Ltd. has world-class expertise in testing and certification services on the field of pyrotechnics.

We are both a Notified Body in the European Union and a UK Approved Body in UK in the conformity assessment procedures for pyrotechnic articles and we are actively involved in the regular meetings of the Notified Bodies, the standardisation committees, so we are up to date on the latest developments in the area and regulations. Our experts are internationally recognised, not to mention that we are in daily contact with manufacturers, distributors and importers. Our pyrotechnic certificates cover all categories of the directive.

The pyrotechnic articles listed in the Directive:
Fireworks (F1,F2,F3,F4)
Theatrical pyrotechnic articles (T1,T2)
Other pyrotechnic articles (mainly for technical purposes), e.g.: Gas Generators, Alarms, etc. (P1,P2)
Pyrotechnic articles for vehicles (P1,P2), e.g..: safety belt pretensioners, airbag modules

The pyrotechnic articles listed in the UK Regulation:
Fireworks (F1,F2,F3,F4)
Theatrical pyrotechnic articles (T1,T2)
Other pyrotechnic articles (it includes the pyrotechnic articles for vehicles too) (P1,P2)

Conformity assessment procedure to CE and UK CA mark

The conformity assessment procedure under the EU Directive and UK Regulation consists of two steps:
Design Phase - Type Examination (Module B)
Production Phase - Conformity to Type Based on Different Aspects (Module C2, D or E)
Both phases
Module H: Compliance based on full quality assurance (for F4 class fireworks only). In this case, Module B is not necessary because it also covers the design phase.
The purpose of the type examination is to assess whether the product meets the essential safety requirements (ESR) of the Directive or UK Regulation. This assessment must be carried out by a Notified Body (EU) or UK Approved Body (UK). For this reason, the relevant harmonised standards are used for conformity assessment procedures. According to the Directive and UK Regulation, products with similar characteristics are grouped into product families based on their appearance, parameters and function.

Compulsory tests required by Type Examination (Module B):
Functional test of the samples as received
Functional test after thermal conditioning of the samples
Functional test after mechanical conditioning of the samples
Product design verification

The manufacturer must provide the following information for the application:
The name and address of the manufacturer, if the application is made by an authorised representative, the name and address of this applicant.
Tax number
Declaration that the same application has not been lodged with any other Notified Body (EU) or UK Approved Body (UK)
Information regarding the product submitted for type examination:
Technical documentation
General description of the product
Main parts, components, production plans and sketches
Labelling design
You can download our application form from the Downloads menu.  

 

Once the type-examination has proven that the product type complies with the ESR, it must be verified that the manufactured articles conform to the type certification before being placed on the EU or UK market.

When checking the production phase, the applicant can choose from the module system (based on preference and possibility) given in the Directive 2013/29/EU or Pyrotechnic Articles Safety Regulation (2015):

Module C2
Conformity to type based on internal production control plus supervised product checks at random intervals. A detailed examination of all the items to be placed on the EU or UK market by the manufacturer.

Module D
Conformity to type based on quality assurance of the production process. The manufacturer operates an approved quality system for the production, final product inspection and testing of the pyrotechnic articles concerned. The chosen Notified Body or UK Approved Body shall monitor the quality management system.

Module E
Conformity to type based on product quality assurance. The manufacturer operates an approved quality system for final product inspection and testing of the pyrotechnic articles concerned. The chosen Notified Body or UK Approved Body shall monitor the quality management system.

Module G
Conformity based on unit verification

 

Strengths of CerTrust in this area:
Experts with more than a decade of experience in internationally recognised manufacturing and conformity assessment.
A wide range of relationships with experts, consulting companies, authorities, manufacturers, importers, trading companies.
Wide range of experience with the conformity assessment requirements of pyrotechnic articles in all categories of the Directive and UK Regulation.
Fast response, smooth communication, work out the details of the test before the actual test phase
High level competence of our Hungarian and Chinese offices and laboratories
20-25 business days lead time (EU Type examination)

 

Legal background:

Cultural habits and traditions vary greatly from one Member State to another. For this reason, Member States may take national measures to prohibit or restrict the purchase of certain categories of fireworks to consumers based on of public policy, security or environmental protection.

From 4 July 2017, all pyrotechnic article covered by Directive 2013/29/EU must comply with the ESR before being placed on the EU market.
From 1st January 2023, all pyrotechnic article covered by the Pyrotechnic articles safety regulation (2015) must comply with the ESR before being placed on the UK market.