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‘Mechanism’ to safeguard Notified Bodies impartiality: New communication form

‘Mechanism’ to safeguard Notified Bodies impartiality: New communication form

26 Jun 2020

The European Union Agency for Railways is tasked with monitoring Notified Bodies (NoBos). The technical document Requirements for Conformity assessment bodies seeking notification, from June 2017, provides the framework for this activity.

Under the provisions of this technical document, the ‘mechanism’* to safeguard NoBo impartiality, is required to address to the Agency communications of independent actions undertaken.

To facilitate this task, the ‘mechanism’ to safeguard NoBo impartiality, can now submit online the information, using the communication form, available also from the Conformity Assessment section.


*ISO/IEC 17065: 2012(E): A possible mechanism can be a committee established by one or more certification bodies, a committee implemented by a scheme owner, a governmental authority or an equivalent party.