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Certification Schemes

 Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) is an Abu Dhabi government entity consisting of a council of regulators with a mandate to ensure provision of quality infrastructure in line with global standards, and to support regulators and government organizations through offering quality and conformity facilities, expertise and resources, promote a culture of quality towards consumer safety and protection, raise quality of local products and ensure exports meet international standards.

 

Within the QCC, the Conformity Schemes Services sector collaborates with relevant (both regulators and industry)  to produce certification schemes that contain quality and/or safety requirements for various products, personnel and services (depending on market needs). The complying products/personnel/services receive a certificate of conformity from the QCC and are given the right to bear the AD Trustmark.

 

To apply, please download the below application form:

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To understand the Application Process, please download the following link:

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Adhesives and Sealants Certification Scheme

 

The Adhesives and Sealants Certification Scheme, developed through consultation with regulators and industry, enables suppliers of adhesives and sealants to obtain voluntary certification of products that meet the Abu Dhabi Specification, which incorporates the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Rule 1168 and contributes to improvement in key environmental air quality aspects and the material emissions requirements published by the Urban Planning Council’s Estidama initiative for sustainable building.

The scheme has been specified for the following categories of adhesives and sealant:
1. Architectural Application Adhesives.
2. Specialty Application Adhesives.
3. Substrate Specific Application Adhesives.
4. Sealants.
5. Sealant Primers.

 

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Biodiesel Certification Scheme

 

The Biodiesel Certification Scheme, developed through consultation with regulators and industry, enables manufactures of Biodiesel to obtain voluntary certification of products that meet the Abu Dhabi Specification. This Certification Scheme has been specified for Biodiesel that has been derived from used or waste vegetable or animal fats and oils. Biodiesel is commonly referred to as B100.

 

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Children's Toys Certification Scheme

 

Toys Certification Scheme developed to enable Toys suppliers to obtain voluntary safety certification that meet the minimum requirement of UAE regulations and to provide adequate level of confidence to consumers that the product conforms to the appropriate Safety standard. The scheme covers all types of toys intended for use in play by children of less than 14 years of age.

 

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Children's Indoor and Outdoor Play Equipment Certification Scheme

 

The Children’s Outdoor and Indoor Play Equipment conformity scheme was produced in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Municipality, Abu Dhabi Education Council, and Musanada. The scope of this scheme covers both indoor play equipment (indoor play areas in shopping malls, nurseries, schools, office buildings, and restaurants/cafes), and outdoor play equipment (outdoor play areas in nurseries, schools, public parks and beaches. The outdoor play equipment scope also covers surfacing materials.

 

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Exterior and Interior Paints Certification Scheme

 

The Exterior and Interior Paints Certification Scheme, developed through consultation with regulators and industry, enables suppliers of exterior and interior paints to obtain voluntary certification of products that meet the Abu Dhabi Specification which incorporates the European Union regulation for paints which contribute to improvements in key environmental aspects and the material emissions requirements published by Estidama.

 

 

 

The scheme has been specified for twelve types of exterior and interior paints:

1.       Interior matt walls and ceilings

2.       Interior glossy walls and ceilings

3.       Exterior walls of mineral substrate

4.       Interior/exterior trim and cladding paints for wood and metal

5.       Interior/exterior trim varnishes and wood stains, including opaque wood stains

6.       Interior/exterior minimal build wood stains

7.       Primers

8.       Binding Primers

9.       One-pack performance coatings

10.   Two-pack reactive performance coatings for specific end use such as floors

11.   Multi-coloured coatings

12.   Decorative effect coatings

 

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Exterior LED Luminaires Certification Scheme

 

The LED Exterior Lighting Fixtures (Luminaires) Certification Scheme, developed through consultation with regulators and industry, enables suppliers of LED exterior lighting fixtures to obtain voluntary certification of products that meet quality criteria designed to satisfy the standards or equivalent outlined by the Department of Municipal Affairs. The scheme has been specified for the types of light fixtures listed below to ensure their efficient usage. Relevant municipalities or the Department of Transport may impose further requirements not specified within this conformity scheme, for example regarding, aspects of design, manufacturing, installation, calculations of road lighting contribution.

1. Street Light Fixtures
2. Roadway Tunnel Light Fixtures
3. General Column Fixtures
4. Bollards
5. In-ground (buried)
6. Floodlights
7. Sports Application Floodlights
8. Bulkheads
9. Underwater Fixtures
10. Special Fixtures

 

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Submission Form        Click here
Household Electrical Appliances Certification Scheme

 

The Household electrical appliances Certification Scheme developed through consultation with regulators and industry enables suppliers to obtain voluntary safety certification of consumer products that meet the minimum requirement of regulated product certification for household electrical appliances. The scheme has been specified for the type of Household electrical appliances listed below in order to ensure their safety usage.

 

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Plastic Pipe Systems Used for Hot and Cold Water Installations (PP-R, PP-RCT, PE-RT and PEX) Certification Scheme

 

This scheme defines and specifies the procedures for the certification of Polypropylene Random Copolymer (PP-R, PP-RCT), Polyethylene Rise Temperature (PE-RT) and Cross-linked Polyethylene (PEX) plastic pipe systems used for Hot and Cold water installations used for domestic and industrial applications. It is defined to assure the quality of the aforementioned pipelines circulating in the Abu Dhabi market.

 

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Polyethylene Plastic Pipes Certification Scheme

 

The Polyethylene Plastic Pipes Certification Scheme, developed through consultation with regulators and industry, enables suppliers of Polyethylene Plastic Pipes to obtain voluntary certification of products that meet the Abu Dhabi Specification. The scheme will describe quality specifications for Polyethylene (PE) pipe systems and fixtures used in sewerage and drainage, oil and gas distribution, and water distribution.

 

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Recycled Crushed Aggregates Certification Scheme

 

The Recycled Crushed Aggregate Certification Scheme, developed through consultation with regulators and industry, enables manufactures of Recycled Aggregates to obtain voluntary certification of products that meet the Abu Dhabi Specification. This scheme has been developed to meet the requirements of the Department of Municipal Affairs of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, requiring the mandatory use (subject to availability) of a minimum of 40% aggregate (by volume) of recycled construction and demolish waste in suitable roadway infrastructure projects throughout the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

 

The scheme has been specified for 2 types of Recycled Aggregates:

 

1- Base
2- Sub-Base

 

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Recycled Lubricant Base Oil Certification Scheme

 

The Recycled Lubricant Base Oil Certification Scheme, developed through consultation with regulators and industry, enables manufactures of Recycled Lubricant Base Oil to obtain voluntary certification of products that meet the Abu Dhabi Specification. This scheme has been specified for Re-refined Lubricant Base Oil. This product is the result of re-refining used engine lubricant oil to remove contaminants (e.g., particles and other chemicals) and restore the lubricity to that of virgin base oil.

 

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Water Fixtures Certification Scheme

 

The Water Efficient Fixtures Conformity Scheme, developed through consultation with regulators and industry, enables suppliers of water fixtures to obtain voluntary certification of products that meet the Abu Dhabi's Urban Planning Council’s sustainability criteria and the standard or equivalent outlined by the Abu Dhabi International Plumbing Code issued by the Department of Municipal Affairs.

 

The scheme has been specified for six Water Fixtures to ensure efficient water usage:

 

1. Public and private bathroom taps

2. Shower heads

3. Kitchen faucets

4. Bidets

5. Urinals

6. Toilets (duel flush)

 

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Window Safety Fixtures Certification Scheme

 

Decree #24/2012, issued by the Department of Municipal Affairs, requires that Owners/building management of Residential Buildings shall provide and properly install approved window fall prevention devices on all windows and openings leading to the exterior of buildings, including windows or doors opening onto balconies, terrace or courtyards in dwelling units to protect children and people with disabilities residing in these dwelling units.

 

 

 

The following shall be exempt:

 

 

 

a.       Where the operable portion of the window is located at a height not less than 1.5M from the adjoining floor

 

 

 

b.      Villas not exceeding one story with window sills not exceeding 1.8 m. above the level of adjoining grade.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This conformity scheme defines the technical requirements for certification of Window Safety Fixtures according to international standards.

 

 

 

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Wiring Devices Certification Scheme

 

The Wiring Devices Certification Scheme developed through consultation with regulators and industry enables suppliers to obtain voluntary safety certification of consumer products that meet the minimum requirement of regulated product certification for wiring devices namely: switches, circuit breakers and fuses (fuses mainly for industrial application and fuses mainly for household or similar applications). The scheme has been specified for the type of wiring devices listed below in order to ensure their safety usage.

 

 

Products covered by the scheme:

 

Switches        Click here
Circuit Breakers        Click here
Fuses For Industrial        Click here
Fuses For Household        Click here

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