CSC certification is the container’s passport
The certificate, clearly visible on the container on a plate measuring no less than 200 mm x 100 mm, is a sort of passport for a safe container. The plate, mounted on the outside of the container, shows the most important information concerning that container:model, manufacturer, year of manufacture, weight, validity date, approval number (important for customs) and serial number.
A container must be certified every five years
CSC certification is valid for five years from the first inspection. Following any repairs and inspections – in accordance with the Periodic Examination Scheme (PES) – the owner indicate enrollment in the Approved Continuous Examination Program (ACEP).This information is found on the bottom right of the CSC plate. All repairs, etc. are registered in a special database. The advantage of this is that any user, anywhere in the world, can check the quality of the container.