Accreditation is often the first step towards state approval – and thus to market access for conformity assessment services in sensitive and legally regulated areas requiring maximum safety. These include for example food safety, medical devices, construction products, road transport and data protection.
In these and other areas, only those who have previously demonstrated their technical competence in an accreditation procedure can receive approval or notification for conformity assessments and offer their assessment services.
In many regulated areas, where close attention to the implementation of legal provisions is required because products and services must meet high safety requirements, state accreditation constitutes the prerequisite for approval. In these cases, accreditation by DAkkS not only serves as proof of competence of a conformity assessment body, it also paves the way for market access.