Notification of the BMF
Accreditation by the German Accreditation Body (Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle – DAkkS)
After around three years of intensive efforts, the BMF was accredited by the DAkkS. With this accreditation the BMF is a further monitoring body, and as an association, it is one of the few to fulfil the new requirements of Article 43 of the Construction Products Regulation. This includes the monitoring and certification of construction products for the timber construction segment.
A host of tasks had to be completed so that the Federal Quality Assurance Association could become accredited: Prior to the successful accreditation, the necessary documents submitted by the BMF and the local office were audited in depth by the DAkkS. The certification body had to prove that all requirements are fulfilled, not only with regard to the quality management system and the documentation, but also regarding the personal and technical suitability of the personnel.
Notification by Deutsche Institut für Bautechnik (DIBt)
With the notification by DIBt, BMF is authorised to monitor construction products controlled at European level. The accreditation by DAkkS is the precondition for the notification certificate of the DIBt. The BMF is now a recognised monitoring body, with ID number 1485, for the construction products: trusses assembled with punched metal plate fasteners to EN 14250 and solid timber with rectangular cross-section to EN 14081-1. It is also a product certification body for the ETAG 007 (construction kits for buildings made of wood) and can therefore advise and support companies in drawing up a European Technical Assessment (ETA).
Recognition as a RAL quality assurance association
The BMF is a quality assurance association recognised by RAL Deutsches Institut für Gütesicherung und Kennzeichnung e.V. and is thus entitled to perform quality assurances. As the bearer of the quality mark, the BMF awards certain RAL quality marks to its members. The companies undertake, as users of the marks, to fulfil the quality and test specifications and to voluntarily subject themselves to quality monitoring by BMF.