Technical Assessment Bodies
Definition and designation
A Technical Assessment Body (TAB) is in charge of the assessment and issue the European Assessment in a product area for which it has been designated.
Member States may designate a Technical Assessment Body (TAB) according to their national procedures within their territories, notably for one or several product areas.
A TAB shall satisfy the requirements set out in the construction products regulation within the scope of its designation.
A list of TABs including the product areas for which they are designated is available in NANDO-CPR.
The Technical Assessment Bodies shall establish an organisation for their cooperation. This organisation shall in particular carry out the following tasks:
- develop and adopt European Assessment Documents (EAD) and ensure that adopted EADs are kept publically available;
- coordinate the application of the procedures set out for a request for a European technical assessment and for the procedure adopting a European Assessment document;
- organise the coordination of the TABs and ensure cooperation an consultation with other stakeholders;
- ensure that examples of best practice are shared between TABs to promote greater efficiency and provide a better service to industry.