About SBSC

SBSC - Svensk Brand och Säkerhetscertifiering AB

Svensk Brand- och Säkerhetscertifiering (SBSC) is an accredited certification body. SBSC certifies businesses, personnel, products and management systems in the fields of fire protection and crime prevention. With unique expertise in their fields, our staff contribute to maintaining a high level of quality in our clients' services and products.

By actively disseminating knowledge about certification to regulators, purchasers and end users we create added value for our clients. SBSC therefore has a vision of being the obvious certification partner for any company involved in the fire and security industries.

SBSC was established in 1997. The company is owned by the Swedish Fire Protection Association (including its subsidiary Fire Protection Association Service AB) and the Swedish Theft Prevention Association (via subsidiary SSF Service AB).

By offering certification in accordance with the standards issued by the Swedish Fire Protection Association and the Swedish Theft Prevention Association within their respective fields, SBSC form part of the parent companies' vision of a Sweden that enjoys greater fire safety and a more secure society.

Declaration of independence

To remain independent and impartial, and to be seen as such, is an incontrovertible part of SBSC's role as an accredited certification body. The foundation of our work is that all decisions are based on objective judgements of regulatory compliance.

Our deliberations and decisions must in no way be influenced by any conflict of interest, or by any persons or organisations. In order to guarantee our impartiality, SBSC work systematically and continuously to identify, analyse and implement any action that may be required to eliminate any threats to our neutrality.

Accredited by SWEDAC

Accreditation is the result of competence testing carried out in accordance with European and international standards. This is an international system incorporating a common European Union regulatory framework. According to EU Regulation 765/2008, each country is required to have a national accreditation body appointed by the country's government. The majority of other countries around the world also have their own accreditation bodies.

Consumers, businesses, procurement officers and regulators - all require evidence that goods and services are safe and meet the requirements set out in industry standards, legislation, etc. It is the task of laboratories and certification and inspection bodies to reach judgements on whether they do so. However, we must also be able to trust that those making these judgements do so in an independent and competent manner. In their turn, accreditation bodies exist to evaluate and supervise those who carry out testing, calibration, certification and inspection. SWEDAC is a state-owned agency and is Sweden's national accreditation body. SWEDAC carries out regular checks to ensure that companies and organisations remain competent to carry out those tasks for which they have at some time received accreditation.

As an accredited certification body, SBSC is among other things bound by the requirements of ISO/IEC 17021 (certification of management systems), ISO/IEC 17065 (certification of products) and ISO/IEC 17024 (certification of persons).

Scope of SBSC's SWEDAC accreditation: Accreditation No. 1631

EFSG (European Fire and Security Group)

SBSC is a member of the EFSG. Members of the EFSG are well-established certification bodies who work together with their associated test laboratories. The quality approval services provided by the certification bodies within the EFSG facilitate entry to the European market for suppliers of products, systems and services. A high level of mutual trust and close cooperation exists between the EFSG and their clients.

Demands on manufacturers and distributors of fire protection systems and intruder alarms have changed in line with an ever more globalised market. The exploitation of new economic areas reinforces the need for well-established quality markings that allow entry to economically interesting markets. EFSG is able to match the requirements of manufacturers and distributors with the demands from other actors in the marketplace, such as regulatory authorities and standards bodies.

In order to guarantee the quality of products and services, it is EFSG's conviction that the European and world markets for security products require competent test and monitoring institutions, the management of which is entirely independent of manufacturers, suppliers and their interest organisations. EFSG provides a platform for a gathering of testing and certification expertise. This provides the opportunity to ensure the quality of safety systems on the open market, something which is of the utmost importance.

SBSC is a Notified Body in accordance with Construction Products Regulation

Notified Bodies are independent organisations with the expertise to assist and monitor the work of manufacturers in verifying that the products released onto the market fulfil the regulations that apply within the EU. This is done by testing, inspection and certification in accordance with EU legislation.

SBSC is Notified Body No. 2391 in accordance with (EU) No 305/2011 - Construction Products Regulation. This notification covers:

EN 1125:2008 (Building hardware. Panic exit devices operated by a horizontal bar, for use on escape routes. Requirements and test methods)

EN 12209:2003 (Building hardware. Locks and latches. Mechanically operated locks, latches and locking plates. Requirements and test methods)

EN 12209:2003/AC: 2005 (Building hardware. Locks and latches. Mechanically operated locks, latches and locking plates. Requirements and test methods)

EN 14846:2008 (Building hardware. Locks and latches. Electromechanically operated locks and striking plates. Requirements and test methods)

EN 179:2008 (Building hardware. Emergency exit devices operated by a lever handle or push pad, for use on escape routes. Requirements and test methods)

EN 1935:2002 (Building hardware. Single-axis hinges. Requirements and test methods)

EN 1935:2002/AC: 2003 (Building hardware. Single-axis hinges. Requirements and test methods)

The Construction Products Regulation has been fully in force since 1 July 2013,  when they replaced the previous construction products directive. The greatest change in Sweden was that CE marking of construction products became obligatory. Construction Products Regulation is generally referred to as CPR. The purpose of CPR is to unify the terms for the sale of construction products within the internal market.

The name Notified Body indicates that the member state has notified the approved body to the EU Commission, who in their turn issue each notified body with a four-digit ID number and publish their name and address in the Commission's Official Journal (OJ). The field in which each notified body is competent to act is also specified. A list showing the notified bodies working within the various fields is available on the Commission's public database Nando

SWEDAC is Sweden's national notifying agency, meaning that SWEDAC is responsible for evaluating and notifying these bodies to the EU Commission.  SWEDAC evaluate and nominate notified bodies in consultation with the relevant agencies. This evaluation is carried out via accreditation if nothing else is stipulated.

SWEDAC also carry out oversight of notified bodies in accordance with The Accreditation and Conformity Assessment Act (2011:791) 18 §. Oversight is carried out in collaboration with the agency responsible for the sector in question.

Board of Directors

The Board of SBSC is composed of representatives from the Swedish Fire Protection Association, the Swedish Theft Prevention Association and SBSC.

Maths Lundgren, Chairman - 0046 70 378 12 92

Anders Bergqvist, Brandskyddsföreningen - 0046 8 588 474 00

Annika Brändström, Stöldskyddsföreningen - 0046 8 783 74 51

Mårten Wallén, Svensk Brand- och Säkerhetscertifiering - 0046 8 409 536 01

Appeals Board

The purpose of the Appeals Board is to meet the need for an impartially convened and technically competent function whose task is to make recommendations to SBSC on any certification cases that are appealed.

Cases that cannot be resolved to the satisfaction of complainant, despite SBSC's reconsideration of the matter, will be referred to the Appeals Board.

The Appeals Board consists of a chairperson and those board members the chair convenes to handle a specific appeal case.

The Appeals Board reaches a decision and issues recommendations regarding the certification case that has been appealed. These recommendations are reported to the company's Managing Director and to the complainant. If the recommendations fail to conform with SBSC's estimation of the facts, the case will be referred upwards for a decision by SBSC's Board of Directors.

The chairman of the Appeals Board is Karin Fält (lawyer).