When selecting a manufacturer is important to consider their level of accreditation and whether they are able to meet the retailers code of ethics. We recommend using companies that are ISO14001and ISO9001 accredited or are members of a recognised industry body with a code of conduct.
To be dc certified manufacturers should be able to provide:
The manufacturer of display equipment will be required to carry out tests before and during the production process and be able to provide documentary evidence that testing has been carried out.
Pre-production testing should only be carried out on the display equipment that requires certification and include:
dc 100 Topple test of display
dc 101 Tilt test of display
dc 102 Weight testing on shelfs
dc 103 Vertical load test on doors
dc 104 Horizontal load test on doors
dc 104 Topple test on drawers
dc 105 Climb test on drawers
dc 106 Surface static load
dc 107 Surface point load
dc 108 Product lighting performance
dc 109 Lightbox performance
dc 110 Edge-lit acrylic performance
Details on each test and how they need to be carried out can be found in the Testing Guidelines.
Once the unit is ready to be inspected a dc appointed inspector will conduct a visual inspection and test the pre-production display equipment.
dc Label and Reference number
Manufacturers that pass inspection and obtain a dc certificate of conformity also gain the right to use the dc logo on their test label only when in conjunction with the dc certification number. EG: