The CE marking
The Products of Construction European Directive (CPD 89/106/EEC), requires that the hose reels (RIA), complying with the harmonized standard NF EN 671-1 has the CE marking delivered by a third part. This directive has been replaced since the 1st of July 2013, by the new regulation “Products of Construction” (RPC n°305/2011/UE).
The NF marking
The NF marking is a voluntary commitment guaranteeing the total conformity of the products to the standard requirements and regulation of the mark. The conformity and the quality of the products have been recognized by the user rights clearance for the following products:
- NF - RIA (NF 021) for hose-reels (RIA) and foam hose-reels (PIA)
- • Hose-reels, EN 671-1 standard
- • Foam hose-reels
- NF equipment s Sapeurs-Pompiers (Fire Brigade Equipment) (NF 377) :
- • Fire hoses, NF S 61.111 and NF S 61.112 standard
- • Mobile hose-reels, NF S 61.521 standard
- • Les dévidoirs à roues conformes à la norme NF S 61.521
- • The hydraulic mobile protection device : WOLFOJET
This regulation has evolved during the year 2012 and make it possible nowadays for the manufacturer, to certify a wide range of Portable Manual Equipment (EMP, the former “small material”) such as :
- • Fire hoses,
- • Couplings,
- • Mobile hose-reels,
- • Connexions,
- • Hand nozzles,
- • Portable monitors.
The NF Certification for this equipment insures not only the total conformity of the products to the technical baseline, but also associated services such as the putting in operation of the material, the After Sales services, the end of product life, that helps the final customer to get to know the total ownership cost of his investments.
Through audits and regular controls of the production at the factories, AFNOR certification, the notified institution, delivers to the industrials the right to affix the CE marking and/or the NF marking on their products.