Assessment Module PCA – Post Construction Assessment
Conformity based on post-construction assessment is the procedure to assess the equivalent conformity of a product for which the manufacturer has not assumed the responsibility for the product’s conformity with this Directive 2013/53/EU, and whereby a natural or legal person who is placing the product on the market or putting it into service under his own responsibility is assuming the responsibility for the equivalent conformity of the product. This person shall fulfill the obligations laid down below and ensure and declare on his sole responsibility that the product concerned, is in conformity with the applicable requirements of this Directive.
The person who is placing the product on the market or putting it into service shall lodge an application for a post- construction assessment of the product with a notified body and must provide the notified body with the documents and technical file enabling the notified body to assess the conformity of the product with the requirements of Directive and any available information on the use of the product after its first putting into service. Also he shall keep these documents and information at the disposal of the relevant national authorities for 10 years after the product has been assessed on its equivalent conformity in accordance with the post-construction assessment procedure.
The person who is placing the product on the market or putting it into service shall affix the CE marking and, under the responsibility of the notified body, the latter’s identification number to the product for which the notified body has assessed and certified its equivalent conformity with the relevant requirements of this Directive.
The person who is placing the product on the market or putting it into service shall draw up an EU declaration of conformity and keep it at the disposal of the national authorities for 10 years after the date the post-construction assessment certificate has been issued. The declaration of conformity shall identify the product for which it has been drawn up. A copy of the EU declaration of conformity shall be made available to the relevant authorities upon request.