Joint technical briefing

The Door and Hardware Federation (DHF) has launched a new publication in collaboration with The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI): ‘Guidance on CE Marking, Third Party Testing, Assessment and Certification’.

The technical briefing was written to offer further clarification on the essential differences between CE Marking, harmonised European standards, methodologies of testing and assessment, fire resistance assessment reports, and third-party product certification.

In using the technical skills of both organisations, it is hoped the industry will benefit from key information outlined in the nine-page document.

DHF’s general manager Michael Skelding said: “In blending the knowledge, experience and capabilities of our two organisations, we hope to be able to afford accurate and up-to-date information to our members working in this sector.”

GAI’s technical manager Douglas Masterson said: “Rather than publishing two separate documents it was felt that we could combine the technical expertise of both organisations and produce a single document on this topic for both sets of members.”