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WPA Accredited Resource Service

The WPA Accreditation Service is designed to help members, third party organisations and key stakeholders in the treated wood supply chain, who want assessment and endorsement of their resources – anything from product marketing and technical information to training collateral.

  • Applications will be assessed against the CCPI criteria and the broader need to support good practice throughout the supply chain. 

  • Dependant on material, up to two experts from the WPA team will review the resource and issue a short report with suggestions for improvement (if any) prior to accreditation.

  • On approval of a final version, the WPA accreditation logo will be issued, which can be applied to the accredited material. 

  • Accreditation lasts three years, during which time the WPA will list Accredited Resources on its web site.

 

Background

The service has been created to support our members and the wider market in adopting the Code for Construction Product Information. The Code is a direct response to one of the key findings of the enquiry into the Grenfell fire which confirmed that shortcomings in product information had contributed to the disaster. Particular concern was raised about inadequate specifier guidance, product information, marketing materials and performance testing claims.

The baseline application fee for resource accreditation by the WPA is: £450 + VAT for WPA members, £900 for non-members.