Bluesky Certification, the fire, security and acoustics certification experts, adds Notified Body status for product certification for panic exit doorsets and fire resistant doorsets. The latest addition means Bluesky can offer CE Marking certification for products that need the involvement of a Notified Body.

“The number of bodies certifying these products is very limited in the UK and we could see that there was a requirement to give companies an alternative,” says Bluesky Certification’s Managing Director Simon Beer. “There are many occasions when it’s a better option to use a Notified Body. For example, a company looking to achieve Secured By Design for windows and doors is likely to need the additional service if they’re manufacturing entrance doorsets in a block of flats that have a requirement for both PAS 24 and fire resistance.

Read more: Bluesky Certification adds Fire Door and Panic Exit Door Notified Body status

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Secured by Design have recently reviewed and accepted our Survey and Installation scheme for windows and doors as meeting their requirements. Installers can therefore now achieve full Secured by Design membership in their own right by joining the Bluesky Installer scheme when they supply Secured by Design accredited products.

You can find out more about the scheme by visiting us at the FIT show – stand K52.

Westport250Westport has achieved certification with Bluesky for the manufacture of timber windows and doorsets to BS644 and PAS 24 to meet the requirements for Secured by Design. Sean Parnaby, Westport’s Managing Director said "Today’s market is complex and constantly changing. It is important that our certification body can work with us so that we can adapt quickly to changing requirements and legislation. We felt that Bluesky Certification meets our needs for today’s market, and their expertise has already proven invaluable."

Simon Beer, Bluesky Certification’s Managing Director commented “We are pleased that Westport have decided to join the Bluesky Certification scheme. Working with a manufacturer such as this demonstrates our credentials as a major player in the certification industry. We have also enjoyed demonstrating to Westport that credible certification can be provided together with a high level of customer service.”

TradesmithPressReleaseTradesmith has achieved certification with Bluesky for the manufacture of windows and doorsets to BS7412 and PAS 24, to meet Secured by Design requirements.

Mark Hutchinson, Managing Director of Tradesmith said “Bluesky Certification clearly care about providing a quality service to its customers. This is demonstrated throughout the process of achieving certification, from the way the initial enquiry is taken through to the presentation of the certificate. The audit process is thorough, with a focus on the aspects of production that really matter. I was particularly impressed with the appearance of our certificate and logos, which have been professionally designed to reflect the achievement of meeting the certification requirements. I’m proud to be associated with Bluesky Certification as we both share the same ethos of high quality, professional service and understanding of our customer’s needs and expectations”.

Read more: Tradesmith Achieves Certification with Bluesky

Everglade250Everglade Windows has achieved certification with Bluesky for the manufacture of windows and doorsets to PAS 24. Managing Director Yogesh Gopal said "We were looking to start working with a new partner for our certification that was flexible and understood our business. We had worked with Simon Beer previously and therefore knew what we might expect from Bluesky. The approach of Bluesky is very refreshing and we look forward to working closely together."

Sailesh Chudasama, HSEQ Manager also commented "As part of the free transfer process the Bluesky team worked through our test documentation to ensure that we had appropriate evidence for our scope of certification. They then worked with the system suppliers on our behalf to resolve any discrepancies. The work that went into this process gives us real confidence in the certification."