Notified Bodies carry out conformity assessment activities under European Regulation (EU) 2016/425. They issue EU type-examination certificates in accordance with Module B for PPE classified in Category II and III, carry out checks for PPE classified in Category III according to Module C2 or D. Notified Bodies (OS) in the Czech Republic previously used the designation AO (Authorized Body) . OSs coordinate their activities in order to unify requirements for tested and certified products. Coordination takes place at European and national level. A consistent approach to customers helps build their trust in the certification system, resulting in safe products that meet the essential health and safety requirements of Regulation (EU) 2016/425.
Representatives of the Czech notified bodies meet at national coordination meetings, where positions and procedures for meeting the requirements of the Regulation (EU) and harmonized standards are harmonized. The regular organization of coordination meetings enables the maintenance of a uniform approach in the provision of conformity assessment services for personal protective equipment and guarantees their professional level. All interested notified bodies can thus respond in time to possible modifications of procedures agreed at European level, prepare joint opinions on European proposals of various recommendations, etc. Representatives of the Czech Trade Inspection, State Labor Inspection Office and representatives of manufacturers and importers of PPE also participate in the coordination meetings. Minutes of coordination meetings and documents under discussion are only available on separate password-protected pages.
The Czech notified bodies involved in the conformity assessment of PPE pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2016/425 in the Czech Republic are as follows:
|Strojírenský zkušební ústav, s.p.,
Hudcova 56b, 621 00 BrnoBranch office:
466 21 Jablonec nad Nisou The scope of the mandate for PPE is given in the European NANDO database here.
|VVUÚ, a. s.,
Pikartská 7, 716 07 Ostrava – Radvanice The scope of the mandate for PPE is given in the European NANDO database here.
|Textilní zkušební ústav, s.p.,
Václavská 6, 658 41 Brno The scope of the mandate for PPE is given in the European NANDO database here.
|Institut pro testování a certifikaci, a.s.,
T. Bati 299, 764 21 Zlín 2 The scope of the mandate for PPE is given in the European NANDO database here.
|Výzkumný ústav bezpečnosti práce, v. v. i.,
Jeruzalémská 1283/9, 110 00 Praha 1 The scope of the mandate for PPE is given in the European NANDO database here.
|Vojenský technický ústav, s.p.,
odštěpný závod VTÚPV
V. Nejedlého 691, 682 01 Vyškov The scope of the mandate for PPE is given in the European NANDO database here.
|Úřad pro technickou normalizaci, metrologii a státní zkušebnictví
Biskupský dvůr 1148/5, 110 00 Praha 1 The UNMZ has notified the above-mentioned organizations for the Czech Republic. On his website you can get more information on this issue.
Information on conformity assessment of PPE in the European Union can also be found on the European Commission’s website here.