TR EAEU 043/2017 “On requirements for fire safety and firefighting means”

TR EAEU 043/2017 ``On requirements for fire safety and firefighting means``

TR EAEU 043/2017 is valid from January 2020. This technical regulation was developed to protect people, their property and the environment from fire, as well as to prevent attempts to mislead consumers. Its provisions are obligatory to all member States of the EEU. The technical regulations contain rules for identifying fire safety and fire extinguishing equipment, and provide both Certification and Declaration to confirm their compliance.

Conformity confirmation features

  • For certification there are schemes 1c, 3c and 4c, and for declaration – 3d, 4d and 6d
  • A certificate for serial production is issued for five years. For a batch (single specimen) ─ without a specified period. The declaration is registered for up to five years. For a batch (single specimen), the period is not set.
  • Information about documents is entered into the Unified Register
  • Products are marked with a single mark of circulation in the EAEU market
  • A set of supporting documentation is stored for 10 years from the expiration date of certificate or declaration for batch production, and at least 10 years from the selling date of the batch´s last specimen.

IMPORTANT: “Sercons” group of companies has a certification body accredited to carry out work on certification of products for compliance with the requirements of TR EAEU 043/2017

Products covered by the TR EAEU 043/2017

  1. Extinguishing agents
  2. Fire protection means for wood, wood-based materials, steel and (or) reinforced concrete structures, cables
  3. Molded electrical wiring products made of non-metallic materials
  4. Portable and mobile fire extinguishers
  5. Autonomous fire extinguishing devices
  6. Fire cabinets, taps and shut-off valves
  7. Transportable fire extinguishing equipment
  8. Technical means that function as part of fire automation systems (which support to transmit fire notifications; notify and control people during evacuation; fire alarm)
  9. Technical means that function as part of automatic fire extinguishing installations (including autonomous, robotic, modular)
  10. Robotic fire extinguishing installations
  11. Firefighters PPE for sight and respiration
  12. Firefighter’s special protective clothing: general purpose, high temperatures, insulating type; comforters and heat-resistant linen
  13. PPE for hands, feet and head of a firefighter (helmets)
  14. High-altitude levels Rescue equipment in case of fire
  15. Tools for special work on fires
  16. Additional equipment for firefighters: flashlights, thermal imagers, sound beacons and radio beacons
  17. Fire-fighting equipment: standpipe, hydrants, fire nozzles, hose collectors and branches, generators and foam mixers, hydraulic elevators, etc.
  18. Fire barriers filling openings
  19. Technical means functioning as part of smoke ventilation systemsIMPORTANT: Products that are not covered by the TR EAEU are still regulated by national legislation, and it´s needed to issue a “fire” certificate or declaration for these products.

Documents needed for product Certification

  • Technical conditions (description)
  • Technical documentation (any available is permitted)
  • A list of standards, the application of which ensures compliance with the TR EAEU requirements (if such standards were applied)
  • Description of technical solutions that confirm that the TR EAEU requirements are met (if the standards were not used or are missing)
  • Contract (supply agreement) and shipping documentation (for schemes 3c and 4c are used)
  • Agreement with the manufacturer (a copy), including with a foreign one, on ensuring the compliance of the supplied products with the requirements and on liability for non-compliance with these requirements (for a person authorized by the manufacturer) (Scheme 1c)
  • Documents confirming the conformity of the materials from which the product is made, its constituent parts or components
  • Other documents confirming the compliance of the product with the requirements of the TR EAEU, for the applicant’s opinion (if any)

Declaration features

The declarant must collect the same set of documents as for certification, just adding next documentation, depending on the declaration scheme:

  • Product test report
  • Protocol (act) of production control (for serial production)
  • QMS certificate

The applicant can collect the necessary evidence documents by his own or with the help of a testing laboratory. TR EAEU provides the possibility for products certification, instead of declaration. Such a replacement is possible at the request of the applicant.

IMPORTANT: “Sercons” group of companies has a testing laboratory, which has expanded the scope of its accreditation and at the moment has the right to test products for compliance with the EAEU requirements

Transition period

The exact date when the TR EAEU 043/2017 came into force is January 1, 2020. From this moment on, it is not allowed to issue documents on the conformity of products, which are included in the area of its regulation, with the requirements of other legislative acts. For the gradual replacement of documents, the decision of the EAC Board provides the following:

  • documents issued before the TR EAEU entered into force remain valid until the expiration of their validity period, but no more than 18 months from the date that TR EAEU came into effect
  • products that have passed confirmation of compliance with the requirements of national legislation are produced and remain in circulation on the market of the participating country for another 18 months
  • products, the conformity of which was not previously required to be confirmed, remains in circulation for another 12 months from the date of entry into force of the TR EAEU

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