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Your Responsibilites as a Manufacturer

Manufacturers are responsible for ensuring that when their product is placed on the market for sale it is compliant with the relevant regulations that confirm that product is fit for purpose.

This will include relevant British Standards or European standards, Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations, The Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 2009 for Northern Ireland and Scottish Water Byelaws 2014 and material requirements.

Wholesome water fittings must be of appropriate quality or standard and be suitable for the circumstances they are to be used. Fittings or materials must conform to the appropriate standard regulations, it is the responsibility of the manufacturer to ensure that the product meets these requirements It will also require the correct documentation and proof of testing by third party for proof of conformity.

It will also require the correct documentation and proof of testing third party or self-certification, Factory Production Control as required and products being marked correctly.

CE marked products under the Construction Product Regulations and harmonised standards will also require the correct documentation to be filed under self-certification requirements for Factory Production Control as required and products being marked correctly.

When the manufacturer affixes the CE marking to a product it means that they assure that the performance of the product being sold has been tested using the right European technical specification. The CE marking contains certain essential information about the product and must be accompanied by a Declaration of Performance that will be made available from the manufacturers or retailers if required.

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