The Virage Window Handle and Window Hinge from Yale have once again passed the annual BBA certification process, the company has announced.
Grant Stratford, technical director for Yale Door and Window Solutions explained:
“Unlike the BBA assessment reports, where the products are assessed once and then no further evaluation is conducted for five years, the certification scheme inspects the product and factory on an annual basis.
“This tells the end user that not only have these products been independently tested to ensure they conform to the required standards, but that our factory is regularly inspected too. This gives added peace of mind and confidence in the reliability and longevity of the hardware.”
The annual testing includes laboratory-based testing, online evaluation, product inspections, life expectancy assessment, quality management review and training review.
The Yale Window Hinge is also tested to BS 6375 parts 1 and 2 for window performance, tested to BS EN 1670 – Grade 3 corrosion resistance (96 hours) and Secured By Design compliant, when fitted with Yale ancillary security devices, and is covered by the Yale Lifetime Security Guarantee.