How To Get Your Product Or Device Certified By Fire Department of Malaysia (BOMBA)
Basically, any fire safety equipment that would be installed in the building structure in Malaysia requires the approval of the Fire Department of Malaysia (BOMBA). This approval is not the same as certification issued by the standards body such as SIRIM, FM, UL, CE or the like.
Approval certificate is a certificate issued by the Fire Department of Malaysia (BOMBA) on a product or fire prevention equipment.This certificate is issued by the organization responsible for approving the Fire Certificate for a building of Fire Department of Malaysia (BOMBA) itself.
Yes, you may have a problem if you have never installed an approved / certified by them.
Most manufacturers of products and equipment for fire prevention overlooked that their products will be more valuable if the products and equipment involving fire prevention is recognized and given a certificate of approval by the Fire Department of Malaysia (BOMBA) for use in the Malaysian market.
In Malaysia, the Fire Department of Malaysia (BOMBA) has a high credibility, people rely on them in the issue of fire safety. This certificate seems to be saying, “Hey guys, this product is safe to be used. – From the Fire Department of Malaysia (BOMBA) “. So you can imagine the impact 🙂
In Malaysia, most goods and products used for the purposes of fire prevention have surpassed the standards set by the standards body such as the Standard and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (SIRIM).
After that, then the producers of those products may apply in writing for the approval certificate to be issued by the Fire Department of Malaysia (BOMBA).
However, not all products and fire safety equipment brought into the Malaysian market requires approval from SIRIM standards to obtain a certificate of approval from the Fire Department Malaysia.
This is because if the products and equipment that have been certified by the standards body such as FM, UL or CE, they are also eligible to apply. But products such as portable fire extinguisher, fire rated door and some other products must be approved by SIRIM.
Keep in mind, Approval certificate from the Fire Department of Malaysia (BOMBA) has to be renewed every year. At the same time also the manufacturer of the product must ensure that the certification body standards are still valid and has not expired.
To apply for an Approval Certificate from the Fire Department of Malaysia (BOMBA), the manufacturer or the dealer product can forward a letter of application. Here’s a checklist to get approval certificate :
CHECKLIST FOR APPLICATION (NEW APPLICATION)
Any application shall consist of a checklist (checklist) as below:
1. The company’s official application letter.
2. The application form (form BKK-PKK 1). Click here
3. A copy of the letter of appointment distributor (if not the manufacturer) – a letter of appointment from outside the country must be certified by the local commissioner of oaths (commissioner for oath).
4. A copy of the latest test report – Any test reports from abroad must be certified by the local commissioner of oaths (commissioner for oath).
5. Company profile (such as organization charts, work flow, etc.).
6. Brochure and supporting documents.
7. Mini sample material / system (with the label company, the name of the material).
8. For applications suppression system (halon alternative), the applicant shall complete the following additional documents.
9. Special forms.
10. Toxicity Test Report.
Should you require the services of a consultant in order to get an Approval Certificate from the Fire Department of Malaysia (BOMBA), we’re here to help. You can contact us. We are also suppliers of fire extinguishers in Malaysia and are verified by the Fire Department of Malaysia.
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