British Board of Agrément (BBA)
Agrément Certificates are one of the only ways that a manufacturer’s new product or system can gain quick acceptance in the market place. Only products and systems that have passed a series of comprehensive assessments – including laboratory tests, on-site evaluations, quality management checks and inspections of production are awarded an Agrément Certificate.
BBA experts can also assess, audit and test during the development of a manufacturer’s product. The resultant impartial reports provided by the BBA can help manufacturers make judgements on how to proceed with the development and these reports can be used as supporting evidence if applying for full Agrément Approval.
Products that receive Agrément Certificates are recognised by building control, government departments, architects, specifiers and industry insurers. It’s a mark of quality, safety and reliability that provides reassurance of the product’s fitness-for-purpose. For new construction products it is vital to achieve this certification if they are to gain a quick route to the marketplace.
Once the certificate has been awarded, regular monitoring is carried out by the BBA to maintain the Certificate’s validity. This is followed by a comprehensive review every three years.