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Construction industry, product/installation safety, materials engineering and material testing Information about this sector

Role of accreditation in this field of activity

In this field of activity, safety comes first – and accredited services play a crucial role. Because when it comes to safety in the construction sector or in complex plants, there are numerous standards and legal bases at the national, European and international levels that must be complied with. Accreditations strengthen trust in the stakeholders who carry out these conformity assessments.

The services provided by the bodies accredited in this sector range from the inspection of industrial plants and lifts and the testing of materials and construction products to the certification of management systems and personnel in the area of occupational safety.

Accreditation also offers benefits beyond the issue of safety: in the construction industry, companies can have themselves prequalified by an accredited body in order to achieve easier access and efficiency gains for the submission of tenders and awarding of contracts for construction work in Germany.

Our departments in the “construction industry, product/installation safety, materials engineering and material testing” field of activity

Construction Products / Construction / Fire Protection

The Construction Products department deals with bodies that use accreditation as the basis for notification in accordance with the European Regulation on construction products (Regulation (EU) No 305/2011). In Germany, accreditation is a prerequisite for notification in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 305/2011. This applies to testing laboratories and certification bodies for products and certification bodies for factory production control.

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Head of Department
Dipl.-Ing. Evelyn Körner

Product and Installation Safety: Industrial Applications and Products

In this department, the cases of testing laboratories (DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025), certification bodies for products (DIN EN ISO/IEC 17065) and inspection bodies (DIN EN ISO/IEC 17020) cover the following subject fields: electrical engineering, precision engineering, industrial low-voltage equipment, explosives for civil use, pyrotechnic articles, explosion protection, gas appliances, machinery, noise emission, mechanical engineering, personal protective equipment

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Head of Department
Dipl.-Ing Ole Fuhlrott

Product and Installation Safety: Consumer Products and Active Medical Devices

In this department, the cases of testing laboratories (DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025), certification bodies for products (DIN EN ISO/IEC 17065) and inspection bodies (DIN EN ISO/IEC 17020) cover the following subject fields: electrical equipment, technical work equipment and ready-to-use articles, cableway installations, low-voltage equipment, optics, toys, sports and leisure equipment/boats, active medical devices

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Head of Department
Dipl.-Ing. Florian Burkart

Product and Installation Safety: Lifts, Pressure Vessels and TPED

In this department, the cases of testing laboratories (DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025), certification bodies for products (DIN EN ISO/IEC 17065) and inspection bodies (DIN EN ISO/IEC 17020) cover the following subject fields: lifts, pressure equipment, simple pressure vessels, potentially explosive atmospheres and storage facilities for flammable liquids, hazardous goods, portable pressure equipment, pipeline systems, systems requiring monitoring, high-pressure gas lines.

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Head of Department
Dr.-Ing. Ina Schadewald

Nuclear Installations

In the cases of testing laboratories (DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025), certification bodies for products (DIN EN ISO/IEC 17065) and inspection bodies (DIN EN ISO/IEC 17020), the department applies the requirements from the existing standards and the legal requirements (where required) for the activities of these bodies.

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Head of Department
Dr.-Ing. Ina Schadewald

Materials / Materials Technology / Material Testing / NDT

The cases of testing laboratories (DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025), certification bodies for products (DIN EN ISO/IEC 17065) as well as inspection bodies (DIN EN ISO/IEC 17020), reference material producers (DIN EN ISO 17034) and proficiency testing providers (DIN EN ISO/IEC 17043) cover the following subject fields and activities: analytical material testing, load tests, mechanical-technological tests, environmental behaviour, material properties that change over time, other material parameters, non-destructive testing

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Head of Department
Dr. Tobias Poeste

Occupational Safety

This department is divided into the subject fields “Occupational safety / health protection” and “Health care”.

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Head of Department
Dipl.-Geologe Oswald Ogrin

Prequalification / Procurement Systems

This department is divided into the subject fields “Remedies and aids” (prequalification in accordance with Section 126 SGB V), “PQ-VOB” (prequalification in the construction sector) and “Security services”.

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Head of Department
Ass. iur. Carsten Klein

Application examples of accredited services in this field of activity

  • Basis for notification in accordance with the European Regulation on construction products (Regulation (EU) No 305/2011).
  • Third-party testing for the installation of mineral building materials or plastic components in landfill sealing systems in accordance with the German Landfill Ordinance (DepV)
  • Testing of fire behaviour, fire resistance or external fire performance
  • Testing and certification in the areas of electrical engineering, precision engineering, industrial low-voltage equipment, explosives for civil use, pyrotechnic articles, explosion protection, gas appliances, machinery, noise emission, mechanical engineering, personal protective equipment
  • Tests, certifications and inspections in the areas of electrical equipment, technical work equipment and ready-to-use articles, cableway installations, low-voltage equipment, optics, toys, sports and leisure equipment/boats, active medical devices
  • Tests, certifications and inspections in the areas of lifts, pressure equipment, simple pressure vessels, potentially explosive atmospheres and storage facilities for flammable liquids, hazardous goods, portable pressure equipment, pipeline systems, systems requiring monitoring, high-pressure gas lines
  • Testing and certification of components, devices and equipment as well as inspection of the operation of nuclear installations and activities in connection with the dismantling of facilities as part of the phase out of nuclear energy
  • Analytical material testing, load tests, mechanical-technological tests, environmental behaviour, material properties that change over time, other material parameters, non-destructive testing
  • Prequalification of construction companies

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