22 July, 2018

PAS 24 – What Does It Mean to be Certified?

Here at Wintech, we notice a great many of our customers are still confused by what PAS 24 actually means- all they know is that they need to be certified to meet certain requirements but the standard itself leaves them puzzled.

So what does it mean to be certified to PAS 24?

PAS 24 is a test standard used to assess the security performance of windows and doors. Certification against PAS 24 verifies that a UKAS accredited certification body monitor the performance of these products, and their performance under test.

The certification process involves a test which simulates attacks most often associated with opportunistic burglary. Wintech’s state-of-the-art testing laboratory carries out several of these tests a day, and our skilled technicians ensure you’re informed through every stage of the process.

PAS 24, like most British Standards, is a ‘minimum standard’.  It doesn’t have ‘grades’ or ‘performance’ scores: products submitted either pass or fail.

 

Which window and door types does PAS 24 apply to?

Any windows and doors with the following methods of opening:

  • Turning
  • Tilting
  • Folding
  • Turn-tilt
  • Top
  • Bottom-hung
  • Sliding
  • Fixed

(The standard is applicable to new window and door sets as manufactured, prior to installation).

What’s the process?

Whilst the standard is quite in depth, the certification process is actually rather simple:

The manufacturer of the door submits their product to us for testing.

  1. Once we’re is satisfied that the windows and/or doors meet the requirements of PAS 24, we carry out on audit of your factory and its manufacturing processes
  2. Once we are satisfied with both areas, the certification is then granted.

Once you’re certified to PAS 24, you can then use your certification to show compliance with Secured by Design requirements.

If you’re interested in being certified to PAS 24 with Wintech, then call us on 01952 586580, or email certification@wintechtesting.com