Inspection representative

As defined in EN 1559-1:1997 (Founding – Technical conditions of delivery – Part 1: General), an inspection representative a is one or more individuals who is/are either

  • the inspector designated in the official regulations;
  • the manufacturer’s authorized representative, who is functionally independent of the production process, acting on behalf of the purchaser;
  • or the purchaser’s authorized representative.

Under the new standard DIN EN 10204, inspection by the previous official inspector (former inspection certificate 3.1.A) or independent inspection by an expert commissioned by the purchaser (former 3.1.C) is covered by inspection certificate 3.2 (see Inspection document).

Additional references:
Factory certificate

Literature references:
EN 1559-1:1997, Founding - Technical conditions of delivery - Part 1: General
DIN EN 10204:2004, Metallic products - “Types of inspection documents”