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:
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.
A large proportion 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, pursuant to AkkStelleG (German Accreditation Body Act).
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.