Accreditations and conformity assessment bodies
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.
This concerns 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.
Benefits of accreditation
To bring the products or services in this subject area smoothly onto the market in Europe or worldwide (i.e. for the export of products, systems and services), a test report and/or a product certificate or inspection report are very helpful in most cases from the point of view of the manufacturer or service provider, or indeed required.