The VDE institute fulfils the criteria, which are established for notified bodies according to the respective EU Directives.
In order to protect the independence of the VDE Institute in respect to its testing, certification and inspection activities and to ensure the integrity on all organization levels, the executive board, the steering committee of the VDE Institute, other committees of the VDE or their individual members do not influence the professional and company-specific testing, certification and inspection activities of the VDE Institute nor do they receive specific information about any of these activities.
The prices for the performance of the testing and certification procedures of the VDE Institute for the customers and license holders will be calculated according to the respective schedule of prices and services. This serves also as an additional aspect to protect the independence of the VDE Institute.
For the performance of a test on site within the framework of the VDE TDAP Procedure, PM 108 is valid (it can be provided if necessary).
Note: Only test results from Stage 1 are covered by the accreditation of the VDE Institute.
Decision rule describing how measurement uncertainty accounted for when stating conformity with a specified requirement in a test report:
Conformity statements are decided according to IEC Guide 115, unless otherwise specified normatively or contractually.
Non-normatively specified decision rules are documented in the test report.