This is a method for providing evidence of the conformity of construction products in relation to harmonised European technical specifications. This includes the allocation of specific responsibilities or tasks to manufacturers and the involvement required by an independent certification body – called a Notified Body.
|Tasks||System 2+||System 4|
|Factory production control (FPC)||Manufacturer||Manufacturer|
|Manufacturing plant sample tests||Manufacturer||–|
|Assessment of performance||Manufacturer1||Manufacturer2|
|Initial inspection of the manufacturing plant & FPC||Notified Factory Production Control Certification Body||–|
|Continuing surveillance, assessment & evaluation of the FPC||Notified Factory Production Control Certification Body||–|
|Certificate of constancy of performance3||Notified Factory Production Control Certification Body||–|
|Determination of product-type4||Manufacturer||Manufacturer|
1 – Assessment of performance of the construction product to be carried out on the basis of testing (including sampling), calculation, tabulated values or descriptive documentation of the product.
2 – An assessment of performance of the construction product on the basis of testing, calculation, tabulated values or descriptive documentation of that product.
3 – The Notified Body shall decide on the issuing, suspension or withdrawal of the Certificate of Constancy of Performance of the construction product based on their tests.
4 – The manufacturer shall draw up the Declaration of Performance and determine the product-type on the basis of the assessment and verification of constancy of performance carried out under the relative system of AVCP given above.