NFPA 1981-1997 Standard on Open-Circuit Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus for the Fire Service.
2-1.6 SCBA shall meet all of the design and performance requirements of this standard with accessories installed. Acces- sories shall not be required to meet any of the performance requirements of this standard other than as specified herein. 2-2 Certification Program. 2-2.1* The certification organization shall not be owned or controlled by manufacturers or vendors of the product being certified. The certification organization shall be primarily engaged in certification work and shall not have a monetary interest in the product’s ultimate profitability. 2-2.2 The certification organization shall refuse to certify products to this standard that do not comply with all require- ments of this standard. 2-2.3* The contractual provisions between the certification organization and the manufacturer shall specify that certifica- tion is contingent upon compliance with all applicable requirements of this standard. There shall be no conditional, temporary, or partial certifications. Manufacturers shall not be authorized to use any label or reference to the certification organization on products that are not manufactured in com- pliance with all applicable requirements of this standard. 2-2.4* The certification organization shall have available lab- oratory facilities and equipment for conducting proper tests, a program for calibration of all instruments shall be in place and operating, and procedures shall be in use to ensure proper control of all testing. Good practice shall be followed regarding the use of laboratory manuals, form data sheets, documented calibration and calibration routines, perfor- mance verification, proficiency testing, and staff qualification and training programs. 2-2.5 The certification organization shall require the manu- facturer to establish and maintain a program of production inspection and testing that at least meets the requirements of Sections 2-5 and 2-6.
2-2.8 The certification organization shall have a program for investigating field reports alleging malperformance or failure of listed products. 2-2.9* The certification organization shall require the manu- facturer to have a product recall system as part of the manufac- turer’s quality assurance program. 2-2.10 The certification organization’s operating procedures shall provide a mechanism for the manufacturer to appeal decisions. The procedures shall include the presentation of information from both sides of a controversy to a designated appeals panel. 2-2.11 The certification organization shall be in a position to use legal means to protect the integrity of its name and label. The name and label shall be registered and legally defended.NFPA 1981 pdf download.