The certification of marine equipment in accordance with the Marine Equipment Directive (MED) is carried out exclusively by notified bodies. These notified bodies can be located in any European member state (or EFTA state). The respective national supervisory authority is responsible for recognition and monitoring.
In Germany, notified bodies are recognised and monitored by the BSH. There are currently 5 notified bodies in Germany. You can find these on our German page.
The BSH is responsible for the recognition and monitoring of German notified bodies. Nomination and notification are carried out according to the notification rules of the BSH (German) (PDF, 115KB, Not barrier-free file.). The application can be made informally or using the application form (German) (doc, 141KB, Not barrier-free file.)
After successfully completing the designation and notification procedure, the new notified body will be included in the European NANDO database.
The German notified bodies are reviewed at least every two years. The BSH reserves the right at any time to carry out a case-by-case examination as part of its supervisory activities.
An overview of all notified bodies in Europe can be found in the NANDO database of the EU Commission.
The bodies notified under MED are organised in the MarED Group. It also lists the notified bodies on the MarED website with the scope of their notification.