Accreditations and conformity assessment bodies
In this subject area, 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
A large number of these cases are handled in cooperation with the Central Authority of the Federal States for Safety Engineering (ZLS), insofar as responsible for the implementation of the relevant EU Directives in Germany, or for the active medical devices with the Central Authority of the Federal States for Health Protection, pursuant to AkkStelleG (German Accreditation Body Act).
Benefits of accreditation
To bring products or services in this subject area smoothly onto the market in Europe or worldwide (i.e. for the export of systems, products 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.