First certificates issued for full quality assurance systems pursuant to the EC Machinery Directive

Machinery manufacturers successfully certified

22.02.2010

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BG-PRÜFZERT has issued the first two certificates for full quality assurance systems pursuant to the EC Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.

With these certificates, the manufacturers

  • HYWEMA Josef Schwahlen GmbH & Co. KG (vehicle servicing lifts as defined in Annex IV, item 16 of the EC Machinery Directive) and  
  • Liebherr-Werk Telfs GmbH (safety components as defined in Annex IV, item 22, ROPS = roll-over protective structures, and item 23, FOPS = falling-object protective structures)

can market their products throughout Europe without having to subject each individual product type to EC type testing.

Auditing and certification were conducted by the testing and certification bodies of the Expert Committee for the Transport Sector (Fachausschuss Verkehr – for HYWEMA) and the Expert Committee for the Construction Sector (Fachausschüsse Bau/Tiefbau – for Liebherr).

Requirements for full quality assurance systems

The newly introduced full quality assurance process is of particular interest to manufacturers that frequently have to modify and customise their machinery in accordance with customer wishes. In such cases, the notified testing and certification body examines whether the QM system is designed to ensure that the design and construction of such machinery complies with the EC Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.

BG-PRÜFZERT was instrumental in framing the requirements for such systems at European level. Mere conformance with the ISO 9001 quality management standard is not sufficient.

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Information on full quality assurance

Full quality assurance systems certified by BG-PRÜFZERT

Contact


Testing and Certification Body in BG-PRÜFZERT
Ottenser Hauptstraße 54
22765 Hamburg
Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)40 3980-1986
Fax: +49 (0)40 3980-1999
http://www.bg-verkehr.de/pruefstelle

 
Testing and Certification Body in BG-PRÜFZERT
Landsberger Straße 309
80687 München
Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)89 8897-858
Fax: +49 (0)89 8897-859
http://www.bgbau.de