UK Certifications and Approvals
NSF International tests to many industry standards that assess the mechanical, health and hygiene requirements for water products sold in the United Kingdom.
Our ISO/IEC 17025-accredited laboratory in South Wales is one of the world’s largest specialist test laboratories for water fittings. We provide essential verification of performance and safety for the following industry standards and certifications:
Our REG4 certification scheme provides a fast, efficient and robust process to water fittings compliance in the UK. Regulation 4 requirements apply to the following UK regulations:
- Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999
- Water Supply (Water Fittings) (Scotland) Byelaws 2014
- Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009
This scheme covers mechanical products that come into contact with drinking water, including valves, backflow prevention devices, taps, mixers, shower heads, pipes and fittings, tanks, cisterns, water meters and many others. REG4 approval also extends to non-metallic products like rubbers, coatings, cements, resins and sealants.
We offer testing services for manufacturers selling products in the UK market who need to comply with the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS). WRAS applies to all products that come into contact with drinking water.
After our testing is complete, we send your test reports to the WRAS agency, which provides approval.
NSF tests products for compliance to BS 6920, a British standard that ensures the suitability of non-metallic products that come into contact with water intended for human consumption.
TMV2 and TMV3 Approval
TMV2 approval certifies that your thermostatic mixing valves comply with the performance requirements of Part G of the UK Building Regulations. These regulations require that thermostatic valves comply with British standards BS 1111 and/or BS 1287.
TMV3 approval certifies that your thermostatic mixing valves comply with the requirements of the Department of Health performance specification D 08 for health care use.
NSF tests products for compliance to BS 6920, a British standard that ensures the suitability of non-metallic products for use in contact with water intended for human consumption.
Building Regulation G3
Our lab in South Wales is one of the largest specialized test laboratories for water fittings.
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News and Events
NSF REG4 Certification Offers Manufacturers a New Pathway to UK Water Regulations Compliance
January 21, 2020
NSF to Perform New Inlet Valve Testing for WRAS
October 17, 2019
The UK water industry recently introduced new guidance for WC compliance.
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January 14, 2021
NSF International Acquires Global Trust Certification
January 6, 2021