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N mark for emergency equipment
N Mark of quality for panic devices

N mark for emergency equipment

N mark for emergency equipment

This certification covers emergency equipment for emergency exits activated by a horizontal bar

The N Mark certifies anti-panic devices activated by a horizontal bar for emergency exits and covered escape routes in the corresponding harmonised standard. The N mark offers the option to declare and test features that exceed those required by the harmonised standard.

AENOR product certification is accredited by the ENAC and is recognised in the General Register of quality standards of the Technical Building Code (CTE), by the Directorate-General for Architecture and the Housing Policy of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport.

La Marca N de dispositivos antipánico​ cubre los productos incluidos en la UNE-EN 1125​ Herrajes para la edificación. Emergency equipment for emergency exits activated by a horizontal bar. Requirements and testing methods

As a compliance assessor, AENOR is a leading product certification entity. The AENOR N Mark now features on more than 100,000 certified products in more than 40 countries and is one of the world's five most popular quality marks.

​The AENOR N Mark is a voluntary mark that enables companies to demonstrate that their product complies with certain features stipulated by a UNE, EN or ISO standard or technical specification. This proof of compliance, based on AENOR's rigorous monitoring of manufacturing processes and final product tests, will enable holders of the Mark to place products of a high quality and standard on the market, which will instil confidence in the users of certified products.

Royal Decree 314/2006, of 17 March, approving the Technical Building Code (CTE), is the regulatory framework that establishes the requirements that must be met by buildings in terms of basic safety and habitability aspects, established in Act 38/1999 of 5 November, on Building Standards (LOE).

The AENOR N Mark is recognised by the Ministry of Public Works and Transport as a CTE quality symbol. This recognition means that the Administration is sufficiently confident in the products certified under the AENOR N Mark considering that the use of these products in buildings contributes to compliance with the basic requirements set forth in legislation. For this reason, use of AENOR N Mark products benefits all agents involved in constructing a building.

This way, the AENOR N Mark provides the following advantages:

The manufacturer

  • Better understanding of a product due to the exhaustive control the AENOR Mark establishes with respect to the same
  • Products that do not comply with relevant standards or regulations can be detected before they enter the market
  • Decreases production costs as a result of greater control during the manufacturing process
  • There are commercial grounds to introduce the product into new markets and facilitate access to works

Business providers and monitoring agents

  • Fewer or no checks upon delivery are required for goods provided for by the CTE
  • Ensures that products used in works comply with applicable regulatory requirements
  • Guarantee that the product has previously been verified in order to determine compliance with the minimum requirements of basic CTE documents

The end user

  • Properties are built using materials of proven quality
  • Products are certified by a well renowned entity that is a global leader in the certification of building products
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APPLICATION

The AENOR Mark is voluntary. Companies that want AENOR to certify their product must submit their application in accordance with the formats established by AENOR. This application must include information about the company and the characteristics of the products for which certification is sought.

Once the documentation has been analysed by AENOR technicians, the conformity assessment activities to verify that the products meet the application standards begin:

AUDIT/INSPECTION

A visit is made to the production centre to carry out the following procedures:

    • a) the quality management system is audited in accordance with the UNE-EN ISO 9001 requirements that are directly related to the production process.
    • b) The manufacturing process and production controls the manufacturer employs to ensure that the product complies with the requirements of the standard are inspected.
    • c) ​​Samples are taken and then sent to an accredited laboratory to perform the tests included in the standards. The manufacturer sends samples identified by the auditor to the laboratory.

TESTING

The laboratory ​performs the tests required by the standard and sends its report to AENOR.

GRANTING

Using all the information on the activities performed, the Technical Certification Committee (independent body comprising all the interested parties: manufacturers, the Administration, users, monitoring entities and AENOR) will either propose to AENOR that the Mark be granted, or request that one of the activities be repeated due to non-compliance.

Once the Certificate has been granted, the process will continue as the monitoring activities required to keep it must be performed. Samples are taken and audits, inspections and tests are performed on an annual basis. Results are assessed every year by the Technical Certification Committee, which decides whether or not the stamp can continue to be used.

Once the audit has been performed, the organisation will obtain:​ ​

  • AENOR product certificate
  • A licence to use AENOR's Mark of a certified product, in accordance with the provisions of AENOR regulations
AENOR N Mark logo for a certified product​​​

European Passport

​​The CE MARK is a passport for building products

The CE mark provides access to the European Economic Area for construction products