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RISE is Notified Body for the European Marine Equipment Directive, 2014/90/EU. We have extensive experience in both fire testing and certification of materials according to the IMO 2010 FTP Code (Fire Testing Procedures). Contact us and we will guide you through the regulation and help you develop a test and certification plan.
The current Directive 2014/90/EU entered into force on September 18, 2016, and repealed the old directive 96/98/EC. The directive harmonises requirements to ensure that quality and safety and environmental consequences are consistently assessed for marine equipment on sea vessels based in the EU.
RISE is Notified Body for the assessment and control (certification) of marine equipment for the European market. The certification gives the manufacturer the opportunity to type-approve the product and mark it with the "wheel mark". This mark is essential to be able to put the product on the maritime market.
In most cases, a type examination of the product is first required, which is confirmed by the issue of a so-called EC Type Examination Certificate. In order to be entitled to label the product with the wheel mark, continuous production is also required to be monitored by a Notified Body, according to one of the modules specified in the directive. This is also confirmed with a certificate, eg an EC Production-Quality Assurance System Certificate. For all materials such as surface layers, floors and furniture, module B is required for the product and most commonly module D for the production.
The requirements for marine equipment were until September 18, 2016, governed by Directive 96/98/EC*, which is implemented in Swedish law by the Swedish Transport Agency's regulation TSFS 2009:52*. Certificates issued under the old directive retain their validity for the period specified by the certificate.
* with the latest amendment.