January 26, 2021

EAC certification, common technical regulations TRCU

“Technical Regulations” is the main document in which general and specific EAC requirements for product quality and safety are given, as well as for certification, declaration methods, testing and inspections. Commonly, certification has to be done on the basis of many technical regulations. E.g. electrically operated equipment and machines.

– Safety of machinery and equipment, TR CU 010/2011
– Safety of low voltage equipment, TR CU 004/2011
– Electromagnetic compatibility of equipment, TR CU 020/2011

Common Technical Regulations

– Safety of low voltage equipment, TR CU 004/2011
– Safety of machinery and equipment, TR CU 010/2011
– Safety of equipment operating in circumstances where there is danger of explosion, TR CU
012/2011
– Electromagnetic compatibility of equipment, TR CU 020/2011
– Safety of light industrial products, TR CU 017/2011
– Food safety, TR CU 021/2011
– Food labeling requirements, TR CU 022/2011
– Safety of equipment operating under overpressure, TR CU 032/2013

EAC Certification methods/certification format

“Technical Regulations” describes the specific certification and declaration methods, ie certification formats 1S, 3S or 1D, 3D, etc. The certification format used depends on:

– whether it is a series production or a delivery batch
– whether or not the manufacturer has a certified ISO quality system
– whether the applicant has his own certificates stating that the quality and safety of the product
meets the requirements of the technical regulation or whether additional tests are required, etc.

For example, serial product certification requires a visit to production, but serial product declaration is not then required.

Tests and inspections required for certification

Testing is an integral part of the certification process. Depending on the product, the corresponding Technical Regulation specifies the necessary tests that are required and how the testing should be performed to prove quality and safety.

The corresponding Technical Regulation also contains references to the applicable GOST R standards, which define:

– number of samples
– methods and amounts of testing.

According to the certification scheme, testing can be performed in an accredited or “other” (non-accredited) laboratory.

Production audit / production inspection

Applying for a long-term certificate requires a production audit / inspection. Usually one or two experts from the certification body will visit the production facilities, become acquainted principally with the organization of the production and quality control, handling of complaints, equipment maintenance process, etc. A “Report” is prepared about the production inspection for the certification process.

Annual Production Inspection

The maintenance of a long-term certificate requires a “so-called” annual inspection. The annual inspection is performed either by a production visit / audit or by sample testing, or both.

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