Construction products; application for recognition as a testing, inspection and certification body

As impartial third parties, testing, inspection and certification bodies help to ensure that construction products comply with the requirements and can be used safely. Recognition is required in order to operate as such.

Description

The spectrum of possible activities of testing, inspection and certification bodies (PÜZ bodies) - and, if applicable, their secondary offices - according to the Bavarian Building Code (BayBO) including the Construction Products and Construction Types Ordinance (BauPAV) comprises

  • the inspection of building products
  • the inspection of works,
  • the initial inspection or monitoring of the factory production control (WPK) of factories,
  • the external monitoring of the manufacture of construction products,
  • the issue of certificates of conformity
  • the monitoring of activities with certain construction products and for certain types of construction, and
  • the verification of special requirements for manufacturers of certain construction products and users of certain types of construction.

PÜZ bodies and, if applicable, their secondary offices that wish to operate within the framework of the Bavarian Building Code (BayBO) and the Building Products and Types of Construction Ordinance (BauPAV) require recognition in accordance with the Bavarian Building Code.

The Free State of Bavaria has transferred the recognition of testing, monitoring and certification bodies - and, if applicable, their secondary offices - in accordance with the Bavarian Building Code (BayBO) to the Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik (DIBt), Berlin, so that applications must be submitted to the DIBt and are also processed there.

Recognition according to the Bavarian Building Code (BayBO) is granted upon application as a result of a recognition procedure, in which it is examined whether the applying body fulfills the corresponding professional and technical requirements and offers the guarantee of being independent and impartial.

Prerequisites

The requirements for recognition as a testing, inspection and certification body - and, if applicable, its secondary branch - in accordance with the Bavarian Building Code (BayBO) are regulated in the Construction Products and Types of Construction Ordinance (BauPAV).

The applying body must have the technical prerequisites for carrying out the requested activities as a PÜZ body and the required qualified personnel.

Furthermore, the applying body must guarantee that it, in particular the head and the deputy, is impartial.

Procedure

Please send your application and the associated documents to the responsible recognition authority, Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik (DIBt).

Deadlines

The recognition authority shall decide within three months of submission of the complete application documents. It may extend this period by up to two months. The extension must be justified and the applicant must be notified before the original deadline expires.

Required documents

  • Indication of the activity to which the recognition is to relate

    Testing, surveillance and/or certification body and, if applicable, whether as a secondary establishment

  • Information on the construction product or type of construction for which recognition is sought

    e.g. serial number of the Bavarian Technical Building Regulations (BayTB) Chapter C 2, C 3 or C 4, serial number of Part II a of the list of testing, inspection and certification bodies according to the State Building Regulations (PÜZ list) for construction products with general building authority approval, serial number of Part IV or V of the PÜZ list for applications for objects of application named therein.

  • Personal details and qualifications

    - Proof of a suitable university degree

    - Description of the professional career related to the requested activity as a testing, inspection or certification body.

  • information on economic and legal links of the applicant natural or legal person, manager, deputy manager and employees with individual producers and users
  • Information on the premises and technical equipment
  • Indication of the date of birth of the head and of the deputy head
  • Information on possible subcontractors
  • relevant approvals and accreditations from other countries

    e.g. work instructions, QM manual

Forms

Fees

  • Cost range: 500 to 10,000 euros

Remedy

Opposition

Status: 02.08.2022

Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wohnen, Bau und Verkehr

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