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Test centres for systems for the application of non-ionised radiation outside medicine: Announcement

The provisions of the Act on Protection against Non-Ionizing Radiation in Human Use (NiSG) and the Concretizing UV Protection Ordinance (UVSV) serve to reduce health risks from artificial UV radiation.

In order to monitor compliance with the regulations, the competent body may inspect systems outside of medicine (e.B. solariums) or their operation.
As part of this monitoring, the competent body may also order that an installation be inspected by a body notified by a body competent under National law.

Such a verifier shall be notified to the competent body at its request. The announcement is valid for the entire Federal territory.

The decision on the application is taken by the competent authority of the country in which the applicant has his place of business.

Who should I contact?

Responsibility lies with the Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Equality.

This procedure can also be handled through a "point of single contact". The "Point of Single Contact" is a special service offered by the municipalities and the state for service providers.

Find your Point of Single Contact here

Which documents are required?

  • Proof of expertise, independence, reliability and equipment

What are the fees?

The amount of the fees results - according to Annex 1 to § 1 paragraph 1 General Fee Schedule of the State of Lower Saxony No. 84.4.3 - depending on time required. However, a minimum of EUR 120.00 and a maximum of EUR 700.00 will be charged.

Annex 1 to § 1 paragraph 1 General Fee Schedule (AllGO)

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

The competent body shall take a decision on the application within a period of three months from receipt of the complete application documents. The notification may be subject to a time limit and conditions.

Processing duration

Processing Time: 3 Months
§ 6 a paragraph 1 sentence 6 act on protection against non-ionizing radiation in human use (NiSG)

Applications / forms

The application can be made informally.



Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Gender Equality

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Linie6PLus)

Further Links

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