|A system for issuing, registering and using OIML Basic Certificates of Conformity|
Who issues OIML Basic Certificates?
OIML Basic Certificates are issued by Issuing Authorities appointed by OIML Member States after completing all the tests, evaluations and examinations specified in the relevant OIML Recommendation and after it is demonstrated that the type complies with the requirements of the Recommendation. OIML Basic Certificates are accompanied by an OIML Evaluation Report.
The list of Issuing Authorities for Basic Certificates, together with the list of Recommendations for which each Authority is authorized to issue Certificates, is maintained by the BIML and published on the OIML website. Manufacturers may apply for an OIML Basic Certificate from any of the Issuing Authorities on this list.
What does an Issuing Authority have to comply with in order to issue OIML Basic Certificates?
The CIML Member in a given Member State may designate one or more OIML Issuing Authorities in that State per category of instruments. An OIML Issuing Authority that issues OIML Basic Certificates may or may not be the same organization as the national body that issues national type approval certificates and whose responsibilities are governed by national regulations.
An OIML Issuing Authority should demonstrate its competence to issue Basic Certificates and associated OIML Type Evaluation Reports according to the requirements specified in OIML Publication B 3 OIML Basic Certificate System for OIML Type Evaluation of Measuring Instruments and in the relevant Recommendation, and in particular that it complies with the requirements in international standards on certification, notably in ISO/IEC 17065 Conformity assessment - Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services.
The tests and examinations for OIML type evaluations shall be performed in Testing Laboratories that comply with the requirements in international guides or standards on testing, such as in ISO/IEC 17025 General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories and other relevant guides and publications.
The evaluation of the competence of the OIML Issuing Authority is the responsibility of the Member State.