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CNCA-C18-01:2014
Serial No.: CNCA-C18-01:2014
CNCA-C18-01-2014
China Compulsory Certification Implementation Rules -
Fire alarm products
火灾报警产品
Issued on: May 30, 2014 Effective on: September 1, 2014
Issued by: Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of
China (CNCA)
Table of Contents
0 Introduction ... 4 
1 Application scope ... 4 
2 Certification basis-standards ... 4 
3 Certification modes ... 5 
4 Division of certification units ... 5 
5 Certification entrusting ... 5 
5.1 Application and acceptance of certification entrusting ... 5 
5.2 Application materials ... 6 
5.3 Implementation arrangement ... 6 
6 Certification implementation ... 6 
6.1 Type test ... 6 
6.2 Enterprise quality assurance capability and product consistency inspection (initial factory
inspection) ... 7 
6.3 Certification evaluation and decision ... 8 
6.4 Time limit of the certification ... 8 
7 After-certification supervision ... 8 
7.1 After-certification production on-site sampling test or inspection ... 9 
7.2 After-certification follow-up inspection ... 10 
7.3 After-certification field-of-use sampling test or inspection ... 10 
7.4 Frequency and time of after-certification supervision ... 11 
7.5 Record of after-certification supervision ... 11 
7.6 Evaluation of after-certification supervision results ... 11 
8 Certificate ... 11 
8.1 Maintenance of certificate ... 11 
8.2 Content of certificate ... 11 
8.3 Change / extension of certificate ... 12 
8.4 Certificate’s cancellation, suspension and withdrawal ... 12 
8.5 Use of certificate ... 12 
9 Certification mark... 12 
9.1 Mark style ... 12 
9.2 Use requirements ... 13 
10 Charges ... 13 
11 Certification responsibility ... 13 
12 Certification implementation detailed-rules ... 13 
Attachment: Compulsory Certification Unit Division and Basis-Standards - Fire Alarm
Products ... 15 
0 Introduction
This Rules follows the basic requirements of laws and regulations for market access of
fire protection products; is formulated based on the safety risk and certification risk of
fire alarm products; stipulates the basic principles and requirements for the
implementation of compulsory product certification for fire alarm products.
This Rules can be used with other general rules issued by Certification and Accreditation
Administration (CNCA), such as “China Compulsory Certification Implementation
Rules - Manufacturing Enterprise Classification Management, Certification Mode
Selection and Determination”, “China Compulsory Certification Implementation Rules -
Utilization of Manufacturing Enterprise Testing Resource and Other Certification
Results”, “China Compulsory Certification Implementation Rules - Factory Inspection
General Requirements”.
The certification body shall make implementation detailed-rules for certification
according to the general implementation rules and this Rules and implement them
accordingly.
Manufacturing enterprise shall ensure that their certified products are capable of
sustaining the compliance with the certification and are compatible with the
requirements of the standards.
1 Application scope
This Rules applies to fire alarm products, including the following product categories:
Point type smoke fire detector, point type heat fire detector, independent smoke fire
detection alarm, manual fire call point, point type ultraviolet flame detector, special type
fire detector, line beam smoke fire detector, alarm system for electric fire prevention, fire
indicating panel, audible and / or visual fire alarm signaling appliances, fire alarm
control unit, automatic control system equipment for fire protection, control unit for fire
rolling shutters, line type heat fire detector, fire alarm product for household,
remote-monitoring product of urban fire protection, combustible gas alarm product, fire
emergency lighting and evacuate indicating product, fire safety sign, fire alarm receiving
and dispatching equipment, 119 fire alarm device, and fire vehicles real-time control
devices.
2 Certification basis-standards
The certification basis-standards are shown in Attachment "Compulsory Certification
Unit Division and Basis-Standards - Fire Alarm Products".
The latest versions of the above standards issued by the National Standardization
Administration shall be executed. When it is necessary to use other versions of the
standards, they shall be implemented in accordance with the announcements issued by
the CNCA that apply to the requirements of relevant standards.
3 Certification modes
The basic certification mode for compulsory certification of fire alarm products is:
Type test + enterprise quality assurance capability and product consistency inspection +
after-certification production on-site sampling test or inspection;
Certification body shall, in accordance with requirements of “China Compulsory
Certification Implementation Rules - Manufacturing Enterprise Classification
Management, Certification Mode Selection and Determination”, implement
classification management of manufacturing enterprises. In combination with
classification management results, on the basis of basic certification mode, it shall also
add relevant elements such as after-certification follow-up inspection and
after-certification field-of-use sampling test or inspection as appropriate, so as to
determine the certification mode suitable for certification client. [TRANSLATOR NOTE
is not part of this Rules. Translator note: “certification client”, the counterpart of
certification body, refers to the Applicant / Manufacturer or its proxy (Power of
Attorney). For ease of reading, hereinafter abbreviated as “CLIENT”].
4 Division of certification units
In principle, products of the same producer (manufacturer), the same manufacturing
enterprise (factory), the same category, and the same main circuit design are one
certification unit.
CLIENT shall submit a certification entrusting based on the unit division principles.
For the division of certification units, see Attachment "Compulsory Certification Unit
Division and Basis-Standards - Fire Alarm Products".
5 Certification entrusting
5.1 Application and acceptance of certification entrusting
CLIENT must put forward the certification entrusting to the certification body, in an
appropriate way. Certification body shall process the certification entrusting; and
feedback the acceptance or rejection according to the time limit in the certification
implementation detailed-rules.
When the requirements of national laws and regulations and relevant industrial policies
The type test items of fire alarm products shall be the items specified in the certification
basis-standards.
6.1.3 Implementation of type test
The type test shall be completed in the laboratory designated by CNCA. Laboratory shall
conduct the type test to the samples, integrally record the whole test and archive for
retaining, so that the test process and results are traceable.
6.1.4 Report of type test
Certification body shall specify a unified form of type test report.
After the type test is completed, the laboratory shall issue a type test report to the
certification body and the CLIENT in time. The test report shall contain a description of
all product and certification-related information in the application unit. The CLIENT
shall ensure that, during the after-certification supervision, a complete and valid type test
report can be provided to the certification body and the law enforcement agency.
6.2 Enterprise quality assurance capability and product consistency inspection
(initial factory inspection)
After passing the type test, the enterprise quality assurance capability and product
consistency inspection can be carried out.
6.2.1 Basic principles
The certification body shall clarify the basic requirements for the quality assurance
capability of producer / manufacturing enterprise and for the control of product
consistency in the certification implementation detailed-rules.
The CLIENT and producer / manufacturing enterprise shall, in accordance with the
relevant provisions of the certification implementation detailed-rules, establish and
implement a system which effectively maintains the enterprise’s quality assurance
capability and product consistency control. Maintain the production conditions of fire
alarm products. Ensure that product quality, sign, identification etc. continue to meet the
requirements of relevant laws, regulations and standards. Ensure that certified products
continue to meet certification requirements.
Producer / manufacturing enterprise shall establish a product production and sales flow
registration system, to truthfully record the product name, batch, specification, quantity,
sales destination, etc.
The certification body shall conduct compliance inspections on the quality assurance
capability of producer / manufacturing enterprise and the control of product consistency.
For certified producers / manufacturing enterprises, the certification body may make
appropriate adjustments to the timing and content of the quality assurance capability and
product consistency inspection of the enterprise; clarify them in the certification
implementation detailed-rules.
6.2.2 Requirements of enterprise quality assurance capability inspection
The certification body shall appoint compulsory product certification inspectors with
national registration qualifications to form an inspection team. In accordance with
"General requirements for factory inspection of fire products" (GA 1035) and the
relevant requirements of certification implementation detailed-rules, it shall conduct the
quality assurance capability inspection of producer / manufacturing enterprise.
The inspection shall cover all manufacturing enterprises involved in the certification unit.
When necessary, the certification body may conduct extended inspections at places other
than the manufacturing enterprise.
6.2.3 Requirements of product consistency inspection
The certification body randomly selects products entrusted for certification from the
qualified products confirmed by the producer / manufacturing enterprise; according to
"Requirements for fire products consistency inspection" (GA 1061) and the relevant
requirements of the certification implementation detailed-rules, conducts product
consistency inspection.
6.3 Certification evaluation and decision
The certification body conducts a comprehensive evaluation of the conclusions and
related materials / information of type test, enterprise quality assurance capability and
product consistency inspection AND makes certification decisions. If the certification
requirements are met, a certificate will be issued. If there is a nonconformity conclusion,
the certification body will not approve the certification entrusting; the certification will
be terminated.
6.4 Time limit of the certification
The certification body shall clearly stipulate the time limit of each link of the
certification; ensure that the relevant work is completed within the time limit. CLIENT
must actively cooperate with the certification activities. Under normal circumstances,
within 90 days from the acceptance of the certification entrusting, a certification
certificate shall be issued to CLIENT. If the certification basis-standards have special
requirements on the test items and the required time, the certification body shall specify
the product test time limit in the certification implementation detailed-rules.
7 After-certification supervision
After-certification supervision refers to the supervision implemented by the certification
7.2 After-certification follow-up inspection
7.2.1 Principles
Based on manufacturing enterprise classification management, certification body shall
implement the effective follow-up inspection to the certified product and its producer /
manufacturing enterprise; to verify that the quality assurance capability of producer /
manufacturing enterprise continues to meet the certification requirements; ensure that
the certified products continue to meet the standard requirements and maintain the
consistency with the type test samples.
When the after-certification follow-up inspection shall be conducted during the normal
production of producer / manufacturing enterprise, priority is given to the method of not
notifying the inspected party in advance. For those products that are not continuously
manufactured, CLIENT shall provide the relevant production plan to certification body,
so that the after-certification follow-up inspection can be conducted in an effective way.
If the after-certification supervision is implemented by means of after-certification
follow-up inspection, CLIENT, producer, and manufacturing enterprise shall cooperate.
7.2.2 Content
In accordance with "China Compulsory Certification Implementation Rules - Factory
Quality Assurance Capability Requirements", "General requirements for factory
inspection of fire products" (GA 1035), and "Requirements for fire products consistency
inspection" (GA 1061), the certification body shall specify in the certification
implementation detailed-rules the content, requirements, and handling methods under
special circumstances for after-certification follow-up inspection.
7.3 After-certification field-of-use sampling test or inspection
7.3.1 Principles
After-certification field-of-use sampling test or inspection shall cover the certified
products in a certain proportion.
If the after-certification supervision is implemented by means of after-certification
field-of-use sampling test or inspection, CLIENT, producer, and manufacturing
enterprise shall cooperate and confirm the samples taken from the field of use.
7.3.2 Content
After-certification field-of-use sampling test: The test implemented by the designated
laboratory after sampling in the field of use in accordance with the requirements of the
certification basis-standards and implementation detailed-rules.
After-certification field-of-use sampling inspection: The inspection of fire alarm
products by the certification body in the field of use according to "Rules for field
inspection and judgement of fire products" (GA 588), "Requirements for fire products
consistency inspection" (GA 1061), and the requirements of the certification
implementation detailed-rules.
The certification body shall specify in the certification implementation detailed-rules the
content, requirements, and handling methods under special circumstances for
after-certification field-of-use sampling test or inspection.
7.4 Frequency and time of after-certification supervision
Based on manufacturing enterprise classification management, certification body shall
adopt different frequencies of after-certification supervision to different types of
manufacturing enterprise. The supervision time shall be made in a reasonable way. The
specific principles shall be specified in the certification implementation detailed-rules.
7.5 Record of after-certification supervision
The certification body shall record and archive the whole process of after-certification
supervision, to ensure the traceability of the certification process and results.
7.6 Evaluation of after-certification supervision results
The certification body conducts a comprehensive evaluation of the sampling test /
inspection conclusions and relevant materials / information. If the evaluation is PASS, it
may continue to maintain the certificate and use of certification mark. If the evaluation is
Not-PASS, certification body shall cancel / suspend / revoke the certificate according to
the corresponding situations; and announce it publicly.
8 Certificate
8.1 Maintenance of certificate
The validity period of the certificate covered by this Rules is 5 years. Within the valid
period, the validity of the certificate is maintained by depending on the
“after-certification supervision” of the certification body.
Before the certificate is expired, if it needs to continue to use, CLIENT shall put forward
the certification entrusting within 90 days before the expiry date. If the newest
“after-certification supervision”, within the certificate validity, is PASS, then
certification body shall directly renew the certificate after receiving the certification
entrusting.
8.2 Content of certificate
The content of the certificate shall comply with the requirements of Article 21 of "China
9.2 Use requirements
The certification mark shall generally be applied to the obvious position of the product.
The certification body shall specify the specific requirements in the certification
implementation detailed-rules.
10 Charges
Certification fees are charged by the certification body and laboratory in accordance with
the national regulations on compulsory product certification changes.
In accordance with the national regulations on the number of man-days for initial factory
inspection and after-certification supervision and review in the charging standards for
compulsory product certification, the certification body shall reasonably determine the
specific number of man-days charged.
11 Certification responsibility
The certification body shall be responsible for the certification conclusion.
The laboratory shall be responsible for the testing results and inspection reports.
The certification body and its appointed factory inspectors shall be responsible for the
conclusion of the factory inspection.
CLIENT shall be responsible for the authenticity and legality of the materials and
samples submitted by it.
12 Certification implementation detailed-rules
According to the principle and requirements of this Implementation Rules, certification
body shall formulate scientific, reasonable and feasible certification implementation
detailed-rules. Certification implementation detailed-rules shall be publicly announced
and implemented, after filed to CNCA. Certification implementation detailed-rules shall
at least include the following contents:
(1) Requirements for certification process and time limit;
(2) Selection of certification mode and related requirements;
(3) Requirements for classification management of manufacturing enterprises;
(4) Certification entrusting materials and related requirements;
(5) Requirements for type test;
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Source: Above contents are excerpted from the PDF -- translated/reviewed by: www.chinesestandard.net / Wayne Zheng et al.