NOTIFIED BODIES EC MARKING. index. Notified Bodies. Activities Notification procedure Role of accreditation Notified Bodies cooperation Notified Bodies tasks and responsibilities Subcontracting Declaration of conformity EC marking Directive on general product safety
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Requires (in relation to 17000):
....requires evaluation in accordance to the general state of the art reflected in the essential requirements, the hENs,.....
Accreditation determines the technical competence of a body to perform specific tasks.
Accreditation has to be a non-competitive activity because of its role in ensuring that standards are not compromised by competition between bodies providing services and products.
Ensuring Confidence in the Marketplace
Accreditation bodies (AB) assess the competence of CABs - Conformity Assessment Bodies. CABs can promote global acceptance of conformity assessment results by mutual recognition arrangements among CABs.
CABs assess the conformity of products, services and suppliers to specifications and requirements.
Conformity assessment bodies
Purchasers acquire products (including services) that conform to specifications or buy from suppliers that conform to specific requirements.
Regulators may set requirements for products and suppliers.
Products (including services)
EA – European co-operation for accreditation – coordinates the activities of the national accreditation bodies (www.european-accreditation.org)IAF – International Accreditation Forum(www.iaf.nu)
Multilateral Agreements (MLAs)
CONFIDENCE IN COMPETENCE
The multilateral agreements (MLA) between accreditors provides a means for goods and services to cross boundaries in Europe and throughout the world.
The MLA makes accreditation a “passport” which facilitates access to the EU and international markets through co-operation between ILAC (International Laboratory Accreditation Co-operation), IAF (International Accreditation Forum) and EA (European Accreditation)
The Accreditation Body mark on test reports and certificates is your assurance of the benefits of the MLA.
Accreditation in support of designation of notified bodiesDefinition and scope of accreditation Statute of presumption of conformity of standards for accreditation Transparency and consistency of national pratices of accreditation How to support the idea of accreditation as reference...
List of notified bodies is acessible on-line
One single number is given by the EC to a notified body independently of the number of directives
Symbolizes a written declaration from a manufacturer that his products are in conformity with the requirements of all applied directives
In the CPD means that the product complies with the hEN or ETA and that the manufacturer has applied the required AoC procedure
under the responsibility of a Notified Body in the EU
CSSBC – Commission for safety and health of consumer goods
Establishes rules for damages caused to people by defective products, manufactured or imported into the EU
Responsibility is first of all from manufacturer