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Certificate of the Federal Agency on Construction and Housing&Communal Services of RF

The certificate of conformity from the Federal Agency on Construction and Housing&Communal Services (FACHCS) is given for the products used in construction and it confirms that the products are complied with requirements of the main normative-technical documents determined for these products when certification procedures activities in construction (GOST, GOST R and others).

The FACHCS certificate is given concurrently in the Systems of Federal Agency on Construction and Housing&Communal Services and State Standard, i.e. it is given by the Federal Agency on Construction and Housing&Communal Services in the frame of State Certification System GOST R. That is why the two bodies are present on the certificate headed note-paper: the certificate of conformity GOST R - Federal Agency on Construction and Housing&Communal Services of Russia .

The nomenclature of products subjected to obligatory certification in the Federal Agency on Construction and Housing&Communal Services System is not big: sash pulley (polyvinyl chloride, wood, and aluminum), doors (doorways) for balconies, and locks of II-V classes. All the rest can be certified on voluntary basis, i.e. at the manufacturer (seller) own request.

For the purpose of getting the FACHCS certificate one must have the sanitary-and-epidemiologic (hygienic certificate) and the fire certificate for the products for which the certification in the Fire Safety System is obligatory. Thus, the FACHCS certificate requires other documents, sometimes quite expensive (the fire certificate). As for testing for the FACHCS certificate, they are too as for certificates, quite expensive. Ultimately certification in construction business (Federal Agency on Construction and Housing&Communal Services of Russia) is turned out to be expensive.

The procedure terms depend on the products (tests content) and that fact where those tests are carried out. The terms can be up to 1.5 months and more.

The Period of the Certificate Validity and the Question of Inspection Control

The period of validity for certificates of conformity in the Federal Agency on Construction and Housing&Communal Services System: according to the scheme в„–3/3 Р° the certificate is given for 3 years (even with expertise on site) only if the certificate for quality management system on ISO 9001 is available and on condition that the products were certified in the FACHCS System before that. Otherwise the certificate is given for the period of one to two years, depending on products (documents set, tests results).

Inspection control is obligatory. It is registered officially with licensing agreement and it costs money. The cost of supervisory audit per year may reach a half of the certification cost itself. Admittedly, in the latter case the prolongation of the certificate term (after the expiry of period of its validity) can be free of charge.

The list of documents necessary for the FACHCS certificate is given here.