Marine certification services – UK Merchant Shipping Regulations (Black Ensign) and MED (Wheelmark) certification

Warringtonfire offers UKAS accredited certification from its Warrington office, and is able to provide certification schemes for products and personnel. 

Warringtonfire is an Approved Body under the Merchant Shipping Regulations and is therefore able to provide the necessary marine certification services and testing to give approval for products for use in vessels sailing in U.K. waters or which are U.K. Registered.

Warringtonfire is also able to facilitate Wheelmark approval through its sister company Element Rotterdam, which is a Notified Body under the Marine Equipment Directive and is therefore able to provide the necessary marine certification services and testing to give approval for products for use in vessels sailing in European waters or which are European Registered. 

Both of the aforementioned routes to market enable the certification body to provide the relevant U.S. Coastguard Approval numbers, allowing the product to be used on ships that sail in U.S. waters or U.S. registered ships.

The marine sector is an incredibly profitable and untapped sector for many product manufacturers.

The route to market is slightly different for this sector and Warringtonfire’s engaged experts are able to guide you through all the marine certification services and testing that you need to undertake to enter this industry. 

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Find out more about how, as an Approved Body and Notified Body for the maritime industry, we are able to provide the necessary marine certification and testing to give approval for products.