Spain increases market surveillance for industrial doors

16/07/2019
    A Spanish Ministry of Industry study from 2018 warned that two in every three doors installed presented safety defects and were not in compliance with CE marking.
    15 YEARS OF COMPULSORY CE MARKING FOR INDUSTRIAL DOORS
    Manufacturers of industrial, commercial and garage doors and gates are obliged to carry out CE marking to guarantee their product’s compliance with the legislation in force. Despite CE marking having been a mandatory requirement for these products for the last 15 years, the authorities are still seeing a substantial number of cases of non-conformity in the doors installed.
     
    MINISTRY OF INDUSTRY ANNOUNCEMENT
    In 2018, Spain’s Ministry of Industry warned, in a notice sent to the relevant industry associations, that it had detected significant levels of non-compliance during a market surveillance exercise it had carried out in conjunction with eight of the country’s autonomous communities (regions). The study found that six in ten doors contained safety-related flaws and one in three were not even CE marked. Since then, regional departments for industry have been stepping up their inspections, with market surveillance operations taking place across the country.
     
    APPLUS+ LABORATORIES, A NOTIFIED BODY FOR INDUSTRIAL DOORS
    The CE marking of industrial doors is governed by a type 3 conformity assessment system. Such a system requires the involvement of a Notified Body in initial type testing. Applus+ Laboratories is notified (NB 0370) to carry out statutory safety tests, as well as other kinds of performance test covered by product standard EN 13241 on industrial, commercial and garage doors and gates.