Construction products; application for recognition as a testing, inspection and certification body
Testing, inspection and certification bodies contribute as impartial third parties to ensuring that construction products comply with the requirements and can be used safely. In order to act as such, recognition is required.
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 supervision of activities involving certain construction products and certain types of construction, and
- the inspection 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.
The 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 fulfils the corresponding professional and technical requirements and offers the guarantee of being independent and impartial.
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 necessary qualified personnel.
Furthermore, the applying body must guarantee that it, in particular the head and the deputy, is impartial.
Please send your application and the corresponding documents to the competent recognition authority, the Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik (DIBt).
The recognition authority shall take a decision within three months of the submission of the complete application documents. It may extend this period by up to two months. The extension shall be justified and shall be notified to the applicant before the expiry of the initial period.
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
- Cost range: 500 to 10,000 euros
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