The development and maintenance of the competence of a notified body in the scope of the new approach directive on occupational safety and health
Barbara Miareczko M.Sc.
The aim of the task was to maintain the status of a notified body in the scope of conformity assessment of personal protective equipment (directive 89/686/EEC), machinery (directive 98/37/CE) and equipment for use outdoors that is required to have noise emission in the environment reduced (directive 2000/14/EC). On June 12, 2009, notification was granted in the scope of directive 2006/42/EC (which has superseded directive 98/37/EC since December 19, 2009). The scope of notification of CIOP-PIB in the field of directive 2006/42/EC covers CE type assessment and full quality control. The status of an accredited body certifying products (accreditation certificate No. AC 018) was maintained, which is an indispensible condition for notification. The scope of accreditation No. AC 018 (6th edition of July 24, 2009) covers all groups of products covered by the scope of notification. The competence of CIOP-PIB as a notified body was developed through co-operation with other notified bodies in Poland in the field of directive 89/686/EEC within the Agreement of Polish Notified Bodies, which is co-ordinated by the Institute. While this task was carried out there were 4 meetings of members of the Agreement. CIOP-PIBʼs competence was developed in the field of the machinery directive (98/37/EC) and directive 2006/42/EC by co-operating within the National Consultation Forum on the law of the European Union in the scope of machinery. Five meetings of the Forum were taken part in. Co-operation with notified bodies at the European level took place, too; all meetings of the Horizontal Committee of notified bodies in the field of directives 89/686/EEC, 98/37/EC and NB Noise meeting according to the Directive 2000/14/EC, were taken part in.
Centre for Certification of Products