The International Convention for the Safety of Human Life at Sea, 1974 (SOLAS Convention) establishes minimum standards related to the construction, equipment and use of ships, compatible with their safety, one of these standards being determined in the International Code for the application of Fire Exposure Test Procedures (PEF Code). AITEX continues to focus on becoming a reference center in the nautical sector, being a laboratory recognized and accredited by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to carry out these tests.

AITEX is a European Control Body and is accredited for the approval of “WHEELMARK” or “Rudder wheel” of products used in the nautical sector of transport of people in accordance with the Marine Equipment Directive (MarED) 2014/90/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on marine equipment, being able to issue the EC type certificate (Module B), product verification (Module F) and production quality assurance (Module D).

Applicants for certifications of this type of products commit themselves to the signing of the formal request for certification to comply with the obligations that apply within their activities and are found both in current legislation, as in ISO / IEC 17065 : 2012, which are detailed in the document: Responsibilities of the applicant and the Marine Certification Body