Market Surveillance and In-service-inspection

The task of market surveillance and in-service-inspection is to ascertain if at any transaction liable to mandatory verification verified measuring instruments are used, i.e. instruments with valid verification mark or conformity assessment mark. Whereas market surveillance supervises the initial placing on the market of measuring instruments, in-service-inspection aims at measuring instruments in use. Furthermore, these supervising measures have to ensure that not permissible measuring instruments are put out of operation, that the legal interval of subsequent verification is observed and that the regulations which ensure correct use of verified instruments in all transactions liable to mandatory verification are adhered to. Therefore, market surveillance and in-service-inspection are an essential complement to verification, only both together give the protection of public that is the aim of the Metrology Act.

Economical needs require a preferably barrier free access of manufacturers to the Single European Market. Therefore, the hitherto stipulated initial testing (verification) by a verification body is replaced by the legally binding declaration of the manufacturer that his products are in compliance with all applicable requirements (declaration of conformity). The authorities of the member states are obliged to randomly assess the conformity of new products with the applicable regulations and thus to supervise the market access not only for the protection of consumers but also for the protection of the market. Doing so, they ensure fair competition.

The requirement of correct measurement stipulates, that the measuring instruments must stay suitable for the period of their use. In order that measuring instruments subject to mandatory verification indicate correctly for a long time they have to be verified in regular intervals (subsequent verification). Inspectors of the legal metrology authority inspect the compliance with the legal interval for subsequent verification, the stability and the correct use of verified measuring instruments. The in-service-inspection of measuring instruments is free of charge for the user.

Betriebsstoffmessanlagen und Reifendruckmessgeräte an Tankstellen – Erhebung 2012 (PDF, 1 MB)
Erste Überprüfung der Verwendung der Tara-Taste im Handel – Erhebung 2012 (PDF, 56 KB)
Wärmezähler – Erhebung 2012 (PDF, 6 MB)
Bauhäuser – Möbelhäuser – Elektrohandel – Erhebung 2011 (PDF, 570 KB)
Messanlagen an Tankwagen – Erhebung 2011 (PDF, 85 KB)
Reifendruckmessgeräte in Werkstätten und im Reifenhandel – Erhebung 2011 (PDF, 227 KB)
Fahrpreisanzeiger – Erhebung 2010 (PDF, 71 KB)
Marktüberwachungsbericht – LKW-Betriebsstoffmessanlagen an Tankstellen – Erhebung 2010 (PDF, 579 KB)
LKW – Betriebsstoffmessanlagen und Mopedbetankungsgeräte an Tankstellen – Erhebung 2010 (PDF, 691 KB)
Schankgefäße – Erhebung 2010 (PDF, 390 KB)
Marktüberwachungsbericht – Ladentischwaagen – Erhebung 2009 (PDF, 10 MB)
Marktüberwachungsbericht – Betriebsstoffmessanlagen an Tankstellen – Erhebung 2009 (PDF, 327 KB)
Ladentischwaagen – Erhebung 2009 (PDF, 50 KB)
Betriebsstoffmessanlagen an Tankstellen – Erhebung 2009 (PDF, 57 KB)
Reifendruckmessgeräte an Tankstellen – Erhebung 2009 (PDF, 355 KB)
Handelswaagen 700 kg bis 5000 kg – Erhebung 2008 (PDF, 57 KB)
LKW-Betriebsstoffmessanlagen und Mopedbetankungsgeräte – Erhebung 2008 (PDF, 83 KB)
Messanlagen an Tankwagen – Erhebung 2007 (PDF, 56 KB)
Handelswaagen bis 700 kg – Erhebung 2007 (PDF, 74 KB)
Gaszähler – Erhebung 2007 (PDF, 105 KB)
Betriebsstoffmessanlagen und Reifendruckmessgeräte an Tankstellen – Erhebung 2007 (PDF, 54 KB)
Präzisionswaagen – Erhebung 2006 (PDF, 155 KB)
Waagen bei Direktvermarktern – Erhebung 2006 (PDF, 165 KB)
Fahrpreisanzeiger – Erhebung 2006 (PDF, 176 KB)
Schankgefäße – Erhebung 2006 (PDF, 163 KB)
Wasserzähler – Erhebung 2005 (PDF, 104 KB)
Ladentischwaagen – Erhebung 2005 (PDF, 334 KB)
Brückenwaagen – Erhebung 2005 (PDF, 161 KB)
Betriebsstoffmessanlagen und Reifendruckmessgeräte an Tankstellen – Erhebung 2005 (PDF, 119 KB)
Milchsammelwagen – Erhebung 2004 (PDF, 136 KB)