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CE Compliance ‘Must Be Policed’


Franke Washroom System’s is amongst the first to comply with this months ‘declaration of performance.’ Managing Director Andy Dukelow says “CE compliance must be policed.”

Franke Washroom Systems, also known as Franke Sissons, Chesterfield, is amongst the first manufacturers to conform to the latest round of CE compliance legislation.

The European Union compliance system, the CE mark introduces a new range of criteria this month. The new regulations require all manufacturers to provide a declaration of performance and supply CE marking on every product covered by a harmonised European standard (hEN) and European Assessment Document (EAD).

Every product that Franke Washroom Systems sells that falls under a harmonised European standard is compliant and the company supports the efforts to ensure that all products supplied bearing the CE mark have a traceability on performance, manufacture and quality which will give greater confidence to the contractor and final consumer. But, Managing Director, Andy Dukelow is also keen to highlight; “Too often the product specification is set on a build project and at the last call sub-standard, un-marked components are supplied in the final build process. It is vital for the final user and ultimately the tax payer that there will be a policing of the major units and smaller components used in bathroom and washroom installation to ensure that the required CE marked product is what actually gets installed.”

All Franke Washrooms Systems products, including the company’s new full 4 litre flush stainless steel WCs (seen above in a Doc M line-up) meet or exceed the hENs standards for CE compliance include WC pans and suites including wash basins, kitchen sinks, wall hung urinals, WC and urinal flushing cisterns, sanitary appliances and their communal washing troughs.