About the SCI Product Certification scheme

SCI is a Product Certification Body currently going through the UKAS accreditation process. We provide third party conformity assessment of steel construction products and systems against the requirements of EN ISO/IEC 17065. Conformity assessment – Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services

SCI Product Certification will provide assurance that your product meets all relevant and current requirements.

Certificates offer clear, unambiguous statements about compliance and are structured to follow the Basic Requirements for Construction Works as set out in the Construction Products Regulation.

This scheme is a separate entity to SCI and the SCI Assessment and SCI NHBC schemes. It operates under its own rules of governance and has its own procedures, competence assessments and training requirements. It is subject to review by an Impartiality Committee to ensure that SCI certification activities are undertaken in an impartial, independent and open manner.

SCI is developing schemes covering the certification of:

Increasingly, procurement organisations and government and public sector bodies are specifying requirements for accredited, third-party certification. With this in mind the SCI certification schemes have been developed to:

  • Help manufacturers differentiate their products and gain acceptance in the market
  • Help meet the requirements of warranty providers such as NHBC, Premier Guarantee, LABC etc.
  • Provide confidence to specifiers, end-users and other interested parties that the products fulfill specified requirements

Why SCI?

SCI has been a trusted, independent source of information and engineering expertise on all forms of steel construction for over 30 years. Who better to certify your steel products and systems?

Building on the success of our SCI Assessed scheme, SCI Product Certification gives assurance that your product meets all relevant, current requirements.

Our certificates offer clear, unambiguous statements about compliance and are structured to follow the Basic Requirements for construction works as set out in the Construction Products Regulation.

How the scheme works

The SCI product certification schemes are based on a quality system which follows the requirements of EN ISO/IEC 17065.

The principles and requirements of the system are documented within the Product Certification Quality Manual. The processes of assessment and certification are documented within the Product Certification Procedures and associated documentation which are being reviewed for accreditation by UKAS. In addition, an independent committee has been established to ensure that SCI certification activities are undertaken in an impartial, independent and open manner.

Scheme Requirements

The scheme requirements

The scheme requirements are set out in a series of Technical Scheme Documents (TSDs) that describe specific evaluation requirements for product groups.

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Fees

Fees and how to apply

Fees depend on a number of factors including the type and scope of assessment required.

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