Designated Bodies

Notified Bodies

In accordance with the interoperability Directive (EU) 2016/ 797, a Notified Body (NoBo) shall carry out conformity assessment for compliance with Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSI) and shall do so in accordance with the conformity assessment procedures provided for in the relevant TSIs.

A conformity assessment body must make an application to an assessment body for accreditation as a Notified Body (NoBo) in accordance with Article 36 of Directive (EU) 2016/ 797 and is classified as a ‘notified body’ following notification under Article 37 of Directive (EU) 2016/ 797 and in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 765/2008.

In Ireland, the Irish National Accreditation Board (INAB) is the assessment body for NoBos. [S.I. No. 477 of 2020]

Please contact INAB for further information on applications for accreditation as a NoBo.

Designated Bodies

In accordance with the interoperability Directive (EU) 2016/ 797, a Designated Body (DeBo) shall perform conformity assessment for compliance with National Rules (NR).

In Ireland, the safety authority (CRR) shall designate the bodies responsible for carrying out the verification procedure in respect of national rules and the DeBo(s) shall be responsible for the tasks involved. [S.I. No. 477 of 2020]

In this respect the CRR has established a Recognition Scheme in accordance with ISO 17011. The CRR Recognition Scheme criteria is based on good industry practice as defined in ISO17065 and ERA document 000MRA1044. For further information see the CRR Guidance document CRR-G-053 which is available in the guidelines section (https://www.crr.ie/publications/guidelines/).