The Marine Equipment Directive was originally adopted by the EU in 1996 and is now the backbone for subsequent amendments.
The MED was implemented to:
enhance safety at sea
improve the prevention of marine pollution
establish a harmonised system for type approval procedure
create testing standards
produce a criteria for conformity assessment
ensure free circulation of marine equipment within the EU
While the Marine Equipment Directive 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 IMO resolutions.
TÜV SÜD BABT can provide marine equipment suppliers with a variety of services, dependant upon your intended market. Through TÜV SÜD BABT you may obtain:
Marine Equipment Directive Type examination or Unit Verification Certificate;
Certify that you meet the compliance in manufacturing requirements through Module D/E or F;
Receive an RED Opinion or EMC Directive Statement for non-SOLAS use within the EU;
Certify you meet the RED or EMC Directive compliance in manufacturing obligations through a TÜV SÜD BABT PQC;
Meet the FCC and Industry Canada Certification requirements to market the product in North America.