Industrial safety

Control Bodies play an important safety role because they help ensure that users do not suffer the potential risks of products and industrial facilities.

To prevent and control possible risks, the government authorities, within their areas of competence, set industrial safety policies and regulate their requirements and the controls to perform during their design, implementation or production, their commissioning and during their useful life to ensure that the safety conditions are maintained.

Lifts, petrol stations, cranes, personal protective equipment, pyrotechnic devices, electrical installations, tanning centres, building products and boilers are just some of the products that must be controlled to guarantee safety.

Due to the nature of these risks, diverse European, national and regional regulations and directives provide for the participation of Control Bodies to verify compliance with the requirements in order to maintain a high level of safety.

To perform their activity, Control Bodies must obtain prior ENAC accreditation to confirm that they have the necessary competence and means to undertake their activities.

The "Accredited Bodies" section of our website contains details of all accredited Control Bodies and their services.

All ENAC documentation relative to accreditation criteria and procedures for inspection bodies is available in the Documents section.


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Examples of the areas of activity of Control Bodies

  • Construction products
  • Pleasure craft
  • Marine equipment
  • Gas appliances
  • Lifts and cranes
  • Water boilers
  • Pressure equipment
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Machines
  • Simple pressure vessels
  • Pyrotechnic devices
  • Gas appliances
  • Electromagnetic compatibility