Issuance of European classification reports
Classification reports certify the fire performance of products and building components subjected to conventional reaction-to-fire and fire resistance tests. They are issued by an approved laboratory in accordance with article 11 of the order of March 22, 2004, amended by the order of March 14, 2011 (fire resistance), and the order of November 21, 2002, as amended (reaction to fire). As a laboratory approved by the French Interior Ministry and a notified laboratory of the European Commission, the CSTB is authorized to issue classification reports, including European classification reports.
The holder of a classification report issued by the CSTB can request its renewal if the relevant component has not been modified. Once written certification is received from the holder, the CSTB creates a renewal sheet in accordance with appendix 4 of the order of March 22, 2004, amended by the order of March 14, 2011.
Extension of classification reports
The holder of a classification report issued by the CSTB, can request its modification if the request includes the required information. Such modifications may concern the composition of a component or its use (for example, change of the type of lock on a door unit). If the request is eligible, the CSTB approves the modification as an extension of the classification report in accordance with the provisions in appendix 4 of the order of March 22, 2004, amended by the order of March 14, 2011.
Recognition of tests performed abroad
As an approved laboratory, the CSTB can recognize test results obtained in other laboratories of Member States of the European Union or States party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area or agreements with Turkey and, if appropriate, issue a classification report, including European classification reports, valid in France in accordance with the provisions in article 10 of the order of March 22, 2004, amended by the order of March 14, 2011.