According to Directive 2013/29 /EU, pyrotechnic articles must comply with the essential safety requirements (ESR) before being placed on the EU market. Manufacturers should ensure that their products meet the essential safety requirements. The notified body must be involved in the conformity assessment procedures. To meet the requirements of the directive, CerTrust Ltd. has world-class expertise in testing and certification services on the field of pyrotechnics. Our certification process bases on the harmonized standards of the European Union.
We are a notified body in the European Union in the conformity assessment procedures for pyrotechnic articles and we are actively involved in the regular meetings of the notified bodies, the standardization committees, so we are up to date on the latest developments in the area and regulations. Our experts are internationally recognized, 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:
Conformity assessment procedure to CE mark
The conformity assessment procedure under Directive 2013/29 / EU consists of two steps:
The purpose of the type examination is to assess whether the product meets the essential safety requirements (ESR) of the Directive. This assessment must be carried out by a notified body, in this case (NB 2806). For this reason, the relevant harmonized standards are used for conformity assessment procedures. According to the Directive 2013/29/EU, products with similar characteristics are grouped into product families based on their appearance, parameters and function.
Compulsory tests required by Type Examination (Module B):
The manufacturer must provide the following information for the application:
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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 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 (Annex II):
Strengths of CerTrust in this area
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.
The publication of the First Directive in July 2007 marked the beginning of the transitional period. The Directive stated that, after a transitional period, all pyrotechnic articles must possess the CE marking in order to comply with the essential safety requirements of the Directive. This means that fireworks of categories 1, 2 and 3 must have a CE marking issued by a notified body by July 2010, unless a national license for relevant fireworks have been issued by July 2010. From 4 July 2017, all pyrotechnic articles covered by Directive 2013/29/EU must comply with the ESR before being placed on the market.