HIES – the home insulation & energy systems contractors scheme
FARINHEAT is proud to announce that we are a member of HIES.
Ensuring that consumers are dealt with professionally, courteously and sympathetically. Any products installed by HIES Members must be fit for purpose, installed professionally and come with comprehensive guarantees which are underwritten with specialist insurance providing consumers with a high level of protection and peace of mind.
Find out more here
GS Mark – product safety mark for the German market
Free of harmful substances, safe against breakage or reliable electrics – the world-renowned GS mark is a valuable tool used by quality-conscious consumers when choosing products to purchase. We make sure that everything from toys and sporting equipment to electrical appliances used in the household fulfill the quality and safety standards specified by the German Equipment and Product Safety Act, ProdSG.
The GS mark proves that your product has been evaluated, tested and certified for electrical safety by an independent accredited third-party. Because of its high consumer recognition and credibility on the German market and in other European countries, manufacturers implementing the trusted GS mark reap long-term benefits.
In addition, the GS audit integrates a number of product-specific European guidelines ascertains whether operation manuals are correct and complete and ensures that all GS mark requirements are fulfilled. Fore more information please see http://www.tuv.com/en/corporate/business_customers/product_testing_3/our_ervices_1/gs_mark_2/gsmark.html
CE Marking – how a product complies with EU regulations
The letters ‘CE’ appear on many products that are traded on the single market in theEuropean Economic Area (EEA).
The CE marking is required for many products. It:
- shows that the manufacturer has checked that these products meet EU safety, health or environmental requirements
- is an indicator of a product’s compliance with EU legislation
- allows the free movement of products within the European market
By placing the CE marking on a product a manufacturer is declaring, on his sole responsibility, conformity with all of the legal requirements to achieve CE marking. The manufacturer is thus ensuring validity for that product to be sold throughout theEEA. This also applies to products made in third countries which are sold in the EEAand Turkey.
For more information please see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/ce-marking
we are ErP approved
On 21st October 2009, the EU adopted a framework for setting the efficiency requirements of energy-related products called the ErP Directive. Energy-related products are those that either use energy or have an indirect impact on energy consumption – such as tyres, bulbs or shower heads. Improving the efficiency of those across the EU will reduce the impact on the environment and lead to savings for consumers and businesses.
The ErP Directive aims to phase out poorly performing products across a range of product groups to reduce carbon emissions across Europe, with the ultimate goal of achieving the EU’s 20-20-20 targets:
- A 20% reduction in EU greenhouse gas emissions (from 1990 levels)
- A 20% improvement in overall energy efficiency within the EU
- An increase of 20% in the share of EU energy consumption produced from renewable resources
For more information please see our ErP page HERE
RoHS – restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment
The Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) Directive (2011/65/EU) was transposed into UK law on 2 January 2013.
This legislation bans the placing on the EU market of new EEE containing more than the agreed levels of:
- lead (Pb)
- cadmium (Cd)
- mercury (Hg)
- hexavalent chromium (Cr6+)
- polybrominated biphenyls (PBB)
- polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)
The National Measurement and Regulation Office (NMRO) is the market surveillance authority responsible for enforcing the RoHS legislation in the UK.
Manufacturers, authorised representatives, importers and distributors need to understand the obligations placed on them to ensure compliance. Fore more information please see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/rohs-compliance-and-guidance#guidance