MCS is an industry-led quality assurance scheme, which demonstrates the quality and reliability of approved products and installation companies.
Being MCS certified demonstrates to your customers that you install/manufacture to the industry-expected level of quality every time. MCS gives you a mark of quality which provides assurance.
BECOMING AN MCS CERTIFIED INSTALLER
There are essentially four elements to becoming an MCS certified Installer. These are:
Third party certification is an assessment carried out by an independent, third party organisation to ensure compliance with a technical specification. These organisations are known as Certification Bodies.
The Certification Bodies have been accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to assess products and installers to the MCS Standards. The Certification Bodies operate within the ISO/IEC17065 accreditation framework.
Where a Certification Body listed is not based in the UK, they have been accredited by the UKAS equivalent for that country which is a part of the Multiparty Lateral Agreement (MLA).
If you wish to get your products certified or if you would like to become a certified installer you will need to contact one of the approved bodies below to make your application to become MCS certified.
You should contact them directly for information about fees and application timescales.
Once certified, your Certification Body will be your main point of contact for any technical queries and you will need to keep them up-to-date with your company details.
INSTALLER CERTIFICATION BODIES
APHC CERTIFICATION LTD
CERTSURE LLP t/a NICEIC
NAPIT CERTIFICATION LTD
STROMA INSTALLER CERTIFICATION LTD
CERTSURE LLP t/a ELECSA
Product Manufacturers can gain MCS certification for products if they fall within the scope of the Scheme. You should check that your product(s) meets the relevant Product Standard. Product Standards are available here.
To gain certification, your product(s) are assessed by a Certification Body to ensure that your product(s) meet the technical product standard and that your production environment and processes meet MCS requirements. You will also need to provide product testing results for assessment.
TÜV SÜD BABT
BRITISH BOARD OF AGRÉMENT
SZU (STROJIRENSKY ZKUSEBNI USTAV)
BRE GLOBAL LTD
EUROVENT CERTITA CERTIFICATION