In Switzerland and Europe there are legal specifications for the majority of measuring instruments used in the areas of trade, transport, public safety, health and environmental protection.
The accredited conformity assessment body METAS-Cert is the body designated by Switzerland and recognized by the EU for the conformity assessment of measuring instruments. METAS-Cert, acting on behalf of the manufacturers of measuring instruments, carries out the conformity assessments required for placing products on the market.
The accredited conformity assessment body METAS-Cert carries out conformity assessments:
CE marking in accordance with the Measuring Instruments Directive (2014/32/EU, MID) and the Non-Automatic Weighing Instruments Directive (2014/31/EU):
CH labelling based on national conformity assessments.
Certification in accordance with OIML or for weighing cells and non-automatic weighing instruments in accordance with OIML MAA.
Approved audit body for VCAP assessments for the American National Conference on Weights and Measures.
METAS-Cert carries out evaluations, expert opinions, certifications and inspections in the private law area based on standards or customer-specific requirements.
Introducing from measuring instruments according to the New and Global Approach of the European Union
Procedure according to annex II of the Directive 2014/32/EU of the European Parliament and the Council of 26 february 2014 on measuring instruments and the annex II of the Ordinance on Measuring Instruments of 15 February 2006 (SR 941.210)
Directive 2014/31/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 february 2014 on non-automatic weighing instruments / Ordinance of the FEDJP of 16 April 2004 on non automatic weighing instruments (SR 941.213)
Procedures according to OIML
Procedures according to VCAP
Application for a conformity evaluation of measuring instruments as well as of quality systems applied in the production process of measuring instruments
The Guide for the market introduction of measuring instruments specifies the requirements and the procedure to be followed within the conformity evaluation of measuring instruments as well as of management systems applied in the production process of measuring instruments issued by the certification body METAS-Cert.
To apply, you may use either of the following documents:
Application forms for certification
Following modules are described in the guide for the market introduction of measuring instruments
CE marked instruments (MID - NAWI)
Instruments that are covered by the measuring instrument directive or the directive on non-automatic weighing instruments
- Module A2 (Internal production control) (PDF, 1 MB, 06.07.2020)
- Module B (type examination) (PDF, 1 MB, 06.07.2020)
- Module B (Change notification) (PDF, 627 kB, 06.07.2020)
- Module D or D1 (quality assurance of production process) (PDF, 1 MB, 06.07.2020)
- Module E or E1 (instrument quality assurance) (PDF, 1 MB, 06.07.2020)
- Module F ou F1 (product verification) (PDF, 1 MB, 06.07.2020)
- Module F: Weighing instruments (product verification) (PDF, 1 MB, 06.07.2020)
- Module G (Unit verification) (PDF, 1 MB, 06.07.2020)
- Module H ou H1 (Full qualty assurance) (PDF, 1 MB, 06.07.2020)
CH marked instruments (Swiss conformity evaluation)
Measuring instruments that are not covered by an European directive which instrument specific ordinance foresees a conformity assessment.
Certification Agreement METAS-Cert
Issued Certificates can be found through the search engine CertSearch.
Last modification 12.07.2023