World leading radio and telecommunications certification body
The Marine Equipment Directive (MED) covers a wide range of products used on ships that are registered under the flags of EU member states and European Free Trade Associations (EFTA) states, and which relate to Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), including life-saving appliances, navigation equipment and radio installations.
Under the regulation, manufacturers of such equipment cannot self-declare that their products are compliant. Instead, they must gain independent certification from a European Union (EU) Notified body before their products can display the Wheel Mark. The Wheel Mark must be accompanied by the Notified Body’s identification number and the year the Wheel Mark was placed on the product. In order to gain this approval all products must undergo testing, type examination and production control.
While the Marine Equipment Directive (2014/90/EU) is primarily aimed at enabling market entry to Europe, certificates issued under this directive are widely accepted throughout the world as the certification requires the product to demonstrate compliance with relevant International Maritime Organization resolutions.
The MED is intended to:
TÜV SÜD is one of the world’s leading radio and telecommunications certification bodies and is a Notified Body for conformity assessment procedures under the MED (for Modules B, D, E, F and G). As the certification body for TÜV SÜD in the UK and Europe you only have to deal will a single point of contact from our experienced project management team. Consequently, our efficient testing and certification process enables you to achieve faster time to market, cost effective testing and certification, as well as lower management and administrative overheads.
The scope of TÜV SÜD's appointment under the MED:
Testing for most product types within the scope of TÜV SÜD appointment can be conducted by our own accredited laboratory.
TÜV SÜD provides marine equipment suppliers with a variety of services, as appropriate to your intended market. As a globally respected provider of test and certification services, TÜV SÜD’s local auditors will deliver you global expertise that which will save you both time and money
Through TÜV SÜD you may:
The impact of AIS international standards and requirements, and what manufacturers need to do to get past these hurdles.
Understand the potential risk of recycling xEVs following immersion in seawater.
Get exclusive insights on how you can prepare your business for the radio equipment directive