Neuer Mitarbeiter Lars Schmidt

New trainee for a year within the range of office management and communication

We are pleased to report that we once again have a new member, joining our team for the coming year. With  Lars Schmidt now another force will strengthen our office. Mr. Schmidt is going to complete a one-year controlled placement to acquire the technical college qualification. Welcome to our team!

Neue Mitarbeiterin Simone Rohloff

New apprentice to businesswomen of office communication

Since the 01.09.2013 there is a new apprentice Simone Rohlof in our company. She will graduate an apprenticeship to businesswomen of office communication in the office of our company. Welcome in our team!

Foto Sven Müller und Geschäftsleitung

Expansion of our team on the RRF

We are pleased to welcome Sven Müller as a new employee at the RRF. Mr. Müller was previously head of testing laboratory at the company LEDA Werk GmbH & Co.KG Boekhoff & Co. and is well known in the industry by his competence, engagement and his participation in various committees. With respect to a change of the head of testing laboratory Mr. Müller will reinforce our technical department. Welcome in our team!

Flagge Europas

Construction products regulation (EU) No. 305/2011

This regulation lays down conditions for the marketing of construction products or preparation on the market as of the 1 July of 2013 through the placement of harmonized regulations by the information of the efficiency of construction products in reference to the essential characteristics as well as by use of the CE-label for these products. In Germany the regulation was assimilated in the building products act and so its legally binding.

What will change for the manufacturer of solid fuel fireplaces?
Up to now it was enough to certificate a declaration of conformance and to attach a CE-label on the construction product. The declaration of conformance is extended and is going to call declaration of performance in the future. The CE-label also changes and has to feature a correlation to the corresponding declaration of performance.

What will change for already marketed construction products?
Construction products, which where on the market in accordance with the regulation 89/106/EWG before 1 July of 2013 deemed compliant with this regulation. The manufacturer can create a declaration of performance based on a certificate of conformance or a declaration of conformance. A change of the CE-label is not necessary.

What will change for notified bodies?
Basic for notification of a body through the European Commission is an accreditation in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025. The accreditation has to verify a body for the permission of test operations after the 1 July 2013.
RRF accreditation: DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005, DAkkS No. D-PL-17727-01-00

Ordner Norwegenprüfung

RRF is allowed to process the Norwegian particle measurement method

With the accreditation of the RRF body through the DAkkS our approval tests of the relevant standards NS 3058-1, -2, -3 and NS 3059 for Norway are acknowledged. So we have been included in the small circle of bodies, which may check for Norway as well as the Nordic Ecolabel (Nordic Swan).

Flagge UK

DEFRA tests for Great Britain

In Great Britain because of the DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) there have been established smoke control areas. In order to be allowed to operate there solid fuel fireplaces, separate emission requirements have been established with reference to solids (particles) in the flue gas. The test methods are listed in the application pack ”Appliance Exemption from section 21 of the Clean Air Act 1993“. The tests in our body will be acknowledged by the Ricardo-AEA´s smoke control team.

Erfolgreiche Akkreditierung

Successful accreditation in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025

The RRF has been successfully accredited by the DAkkS Ltd. according to ISO/IEC 17025. So the basic of the European notification by the European Commission as of the 01.07.2013 is created.

RRF accreditation: DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005, DAkkS No. D-PL-17727-01-00