Type approvals and inspection of factory production control
Type approval is a national system for assessment and verification of the compliance of construction products with requirements in the Swedish building regulations.
The national type approval signals that the characteristics of the products have been assessed with respect to relevant sections of the national building regulations, for the intended use of that product.
The type approval assessment is therefore limited to the specified sections of the regulations, and refers to those. References are made to sections in the BBR, Boverket's Building Regulations.
Type approval of building products is an accredited certification scheme.
The manufacturing process is subject to regular surveillance inspections, by a third party, of its quality systems for factory production control.
RISE published type approvals is of great help to both users and owners.
An approval will help the building proprietor/user to verify that a construction product meets the Swedish building regulations, when used and installed in accordance with the intended use, as described in the approval and the associated document (installation instructions).
Associated documents are published together with the approval. Approval holders may refer to approvals and show that the product is tested and certified by a third party and meets the Swedish building regulations.