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About the Compliance Tool

About

This tool will help guide all involved to ask the right questions to ensure that the products are enjoyed and do not put health at risk.

In today’s society, it is more and more important that our customers are protected, legislation is in place to help with this from purchase to installation of Bathroom Products.

The principal objective of this tool is to aid everybody in the process of manufacturing, distributing and installation of bathrooms to understand their responsibilities.

The correct questions to ask by the appropriate people at the appropriate stages are key to ensuring that Bathrooms are a safe and healthy environment for families to enjoy and experience. This will ensure that the experience of a new Bathroom should be unspoilt and enjoyed by the end consumer.

Water Fittings and Bathroom products must be of a suitable standard and also must be fit for purpose for the circumstances in which they will be installed.

Products may carry British standard kitemarks or other certification bodies’ approval certificates, what do these mean and do they satisfy the appropriate requirements. Fittings or products must meet technical standards and tests of harmonised European and/or British standards to carry a CE mark that establishes confidence in the conformity of a product. This also carries a responsibility of the manufacturer, distributor and installer.

Water fittings in contact with water supply have to meet regulations as laid out in the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999 in the UK and the Water Byelaws 2014 for Scotland and The Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 2009 for Northern Ireland, these regulations also state that water fittings must be of an appropriate standard and be suitable for the circumstances that they are used, as well as being installed correctly by a qualified and competent person.

This tool will help guide all involved to ask the right questions to ensure that the products are enjoyed and do not put health at risk.

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