In the European Union and the European Economic Area, marine equipment must meet the requirements established in
Directive 2014/90/EU (MED, Marine Equipment Directive). The technical requirements that must be met by the equipment are established in the international instruments and the testing rules set out in the regulations published by the European Commission.
The MED applies to manufacturers of pressure equipment or their authorised representatives, who are responsible for complying with the requirements.
The wheel mark and the EU Declaration of Conformity ensure the free flow of products in the European Market. In order to market pressure equipment,a notified body, such as AENOR, must assess the conformity of the design and production of marine equipment in accordance with the modules described in the MED.
notified by the
Directorate-General for Merchant Shipping of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport and
accredited by the
National Accreditation Entity (ENAC) for this certification, in accordance with modules B, D and E.
AENOR's scope of activity in this field is related to marine equipment linked to the testing standard Code PEF 2010 International Code for the application of fire test procedures.
The MED applies to seven major categories of marine equipment for use on boats: life-saving devices, marine pollution prevention equipment, fire protection equipment, navigation equipment, radio communication equipment, navigation lights and water level detectors.
For the manufacturer:
The procedures of conformity assessment (Modules) are set out in the European Directive 2014/90/EU.
The modules refer to the design and production phases of marine equipment, both of which must be assessed by the notified body.
The surveillance audits of product for the modules based on quality assurance systems can be integrated seamlessly with the ISO 9001 audits
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