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HPi Verification Services is accredited as a Notified Body to issue certificates for products being CE marked under the 3 directives listed below.
The marking itself should also be backed up by mandatory documentation that will always include a formal Declaration of Conformity made by a manufacturer or his authorised representative (who might be an importer). Europe does not have directives for every kind of product in the market place, only those where the previous legislation of individual member states has proven to be incompatible. In such instances, the national legislation is replaced by the Europe-wide directive. Click here for the full list of directives.
HPi is accredited (by UKAS) for the following EU Directives:
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Competent Body is the name given to an organisation that has been appointed by the UK Government to examine products to one or more regulations. HPiVS has such an appointment for LOLER and PSSR and may carry out examination work anywhere that these regulations apply.
HPi’s unique Competent Body identification number, as issued by UKAS, is 0328.
Since 1st of January 2010, the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has required boats that are to be compliant with their Offshore Special Regulations, to have their scantlings certified. ISAF themselves issue the certificate but a review of scantlings must be performed by a RCD Notified Body that is specially recognised by ISAF. HPi is one of the seven bodies that has been recognised.
The procedure requires the owner or builder to apply to the Notified Body for a review. The scope of the plan review shall be to ISO 12215 parts 5 (hull and deck), 8 (rudders) & 9 (appendages) as applicable for design category A.
On the successful conclusion of that review, the Notified Body makes a formal application to ISAF for a certificate. The Notified Body must pay ISAF for the certificate and the owner or builder must pay the Notified Body for the review and certificate. The review will be completed by HPi within 2 weeks of receipt of structural drawings and payment. The certificate is usually issued by ISAF a few days later. ISAF publishes a list of yachts reviewed under the scheme on its website. If the yacht is a series type production there will be a single entry for that type of yacht with a link to a certificate for an owner or builder to make a hardcopy. The owner then signs the declaration including the CIN/HIN of their particular yacht. For a unique yacht the certificate will not be published on the website and certificates will be issued direct from the ISAF recognized notified body upon compliance with the review requirements.