Step 1: Submittal of Testing Request
The first step involves submitting your request to FM Global for testing your product. We can make your submission via mail, fax or email, as per your convenience. Our team will help you fill out the application form to request a quote from FM Global and submit other necessary information such as product specifications, model numbers, scope of work, location and sales literature.
We will work with you to determine the necessary elements and submit a complete application form for quick authorization.
Step 2: Issue of Proposal and Manufacturer Authorization
FM Global will go through your application and issue a proposal letter. The letter will contain the requirements for testing like the scope of work and necessary samples. The document will also include the schedule, involved costs and other information the manufacturer must provide.
You will need to sign a contract or the Master Agreement if you are applying for the first time to the certification program. Next, we will help you authorize the proposal in writing following the rules of FM Global. We will also collect and submit all material and information requested in the proposal letter.
Step 3: Review, Testing and Initial Audit
FM Global will now develop drawings or specifications for product comparisons. The organization will proceed to test your product after it receives all the required documents and items. FM Global will create a schedule for testing based on its convenience and conduct the process. You don't need to do anything in this regard.
As a part of the testing, an FM Global investigator will visit your facility for inspection. It is applicable for new manufacturers or customers who have changed their manufacturing location. The investigator will inspect your quality control procedures in order to grant approval to your product.
We can help you sail past FM Global inspections by making you aware of everything you need to do and comply with. Our team will educate you about FM Global standards and the factors you need to satisfy to meet the inspection needs.
Step 4. Report, FM Approval and Listing
After FM Global is done with testing, it will prepare a report and review the document for quality and technical accuracy. The organization will either retain or archive the samples, return it to you or dispose it as per your instructions. After that, you will get the final report detailing if your product has been approved.
The product approval becomes effective as soon as you receive the report from FM Global. You can start labeling your products with "FM Approved" right away without any delay and market them to your customers.
Your approved product will earn its place in the online Approval Guide maintained by the organization. Anyone can check the FM Global website to confirm the approval received by your product.
Step 5: Surveillance Audits
FM Global will conduct surveillance audits of your manufacturing facility from time to time to ensure your product and quality control processes are up to the mark. This is necessary to maintain the FM Global certification you have achieved after so much hard work.