Applying for UN Approvals
The UN Testing and Certification Certification System
The UK system is run under the informal Arrangements for the performance, testing, certification and marking of packagings used for the transport of dangerous goods, published jointly by the DfT, CAA and the Health and Safety Executive. The areas of testing and certification should be considered separately.
Tests leading to the issue of a certificate are carried out only by authorised test stations that are accredited by UKAS. Authorisation by UKAS covers test facilities, expertise, reports and all matters affecting the quality of testing.
In European countries, certification is usually carried out centrally. In the UK, VCA has this function. This involves:
These functions are carried out under the general and specific direction of the authorities and are subject to review by them. Certificates and test reports are public documents except for those issued to the MOD.
For further information contact:
Phone: 01372 226110
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