NoBoMet is a European platform of Notified Bodies working in legal Metrology. These bodies can be governmental agencies, but also private commercial organisations. Also the range of activities can vary from single verification to Type Approval and Quality System Approval.
Bodies designated by their national authority for conformity assessment of measuring instruments, establish in this platform interagency communication to optimize the circumstances and conditions under which the Notified Bodies operate and to make this transparent for the manufacturers of measuring instruments for which conformity assessment is regulated.
Governmental Authorities, National Accreditation Bodies, OIML and WELMEC have well established interoperability capabilities and mutual agreements in place. While these agreements formally extend beyond conformity assessment, they tend to remain governmental controlled and nationally oriented in practice. Today’s reality highlighted the need for a prompt communication platform on topics encountered by Notified Bodies performing conformity assessment of measuring instruments.
To improve mutual confidence between the bodies and countries in conformity assessment, the bodies have worked cooperatively on a communication platform for this branch. This platform establishes a common communication channel from and to the members on topics that are encountered in practice. This platform strives for international acknowledgement and recognition by governing organisations, public officials and public authorities. In this way, this platform will take care of general interests of the members.