WRAS Approval is one of the ways in which compliance with Regulation 4 (2) & (3) of the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations and Scottish Water Byelaws can be demonstrated.
WRAS Approval is unique in that it is the only approval granted by water undertakers, the same authorities which have the legal duty to enforce the regulations and make decisions about the acceptability of a fitting.
WRAS Material Approval
WRAS material approvals are granted to non-metallic materials and components which have been tested at a recognised test facility and found to conform to BS 6920 1-3: 2000.
WRAS Product Approval
WRAS product or fittings approvals are granted by the WRAS Product Assessment Group to products that satisfy the Regulators' Specification for Water Fittings and other reasonable performance requirements to achieve the objectives of the Regulations.
WRAS product approvals are usually valid for 5 years. Details of all WRAS approved products can be found in the fittings section of the WRAS Water Fittings & Material Directory, published on the WRAS website [link].