Shannon, Ireland (25 April 2023) – exida IRL LTD announces that the organization has been accredited by the Irish National Accreditation Board (INAB) for machinery safety and has been appointed by the Ireland Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment as a Notified Body (NoBo) for machinery. exida experts are now authorized to assess machinery and safety components for their conformity to the Machinery Directive. The INAB accreditation was published under the registration number 6036 and the NoBo designation was published under the number NB 2981 in the European Union’s database of notified bodies, NANDO.
"We are delighted to have achieved notified body status in Ireland for the Machinery Directive and INAB accreditation," said Chris O’Brien, Managing Director and CEO. "This achievement underscores our commitment to improving health and safety in the market, and we are excited to offer our expertise to manufacturers and asset owners seeking to comply with the Machinery Directive."
Stephan Aschenbrenner, CEO of exida.com GmbH, added “I am happy that we finally can offer services according to the Machinery Directive to our customers, in particular because this is the industry where my functional safety career started. From 28 years ago I have been involved in the assessment of light curtains, laser scanners and comparable devices.”
The Machinery Directive is a European Union regulation that aims to ensure the safety and health of workers using machinery by setting essential health and safety requirements for machinery manufacturers. Manufacturers must ensure that their machinery or safety components meet these requirements before placing them on the market. Companies seeking to certify products for the EU market are welcome to contact exida to review the detailed scope of accredited offerings with the assurance of globally available product certification services and notification services.
As a notified body, exida will provide conformity assessments for machinery and safety components, ensuring that they meet the requirements of the Machinery Directive. The company's expertise in Functional Safety, Dependable Automation, and OT Cybersecurity will enable it to provide tailored and efficient conformity assessment services to manufacturers seeking EU Machinery Directive compliance and CE marking throughout the EU.
“We look forward to working with manufacturers to help them comply with the Machinery Directive and ensure the safety of their machinery," said Patrick Healy, exida IRL LTD Certification Manager. "Our team of experts is dedicated to ensuring that machinery meets the highest standards of safety and performance, and we are committed to helping manufacturers bring their innovations to market. The achievement of notified body status will allow us to offer existing exida clients and new clients another option for EC-Type Examination services.”