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  • Writer's pictureEmily Castiaux

Castec Consulting…Vehicle Standards & Legislation!

Vehicle Type Approval, Certification and Compliance Consultancy
Vehicle Standards & Legislation

This article gives a summary of our ‘Vehicle Standards and Legislation’ service. Whether you are a manufacturer, policy maker or research organisation, Castec Consulting can help you to understand best practice and ensure you meet legislative requirements. We can also assist with developing a compliant product or defining the direction of regulation.

Understanding what the legal obligations are for a product in a particular market can be challenging and time consuming, especially as requirements are becoming increasingly complex in a world of evolving technologies. It is not just legislation that is important, an awareness of applicable best practice standards can also allow manufacturers to ensure designs are safe and environmentally friendly. Castec can complete this review on your behalf, identifying and providing listings of legislation and standards for you to consider.

From desk-based reviews to test programme planning, this review service can extend to assessing products for compliance against legislation or best practice standards to provide an opinion on compliance. Plus, if the requirements are not clear or ambiguous, we can offer interpretations and opinions to help find a route forward.

Reviews can cover a set point in time or look ahead to what is coming in the future, summarising what the regulations and standards of tomorrow are going to be, ensuring there are no surprises. Flexible options are available for the scope of reviews, including products and markets covered as well as frequency of checks and reports.

For policy makers and certification authorities working to develop new regulations or approval schemes it is crucial to understand what equivalent or similar examples exists in other global markets. Castec can complete benchmarking activities reporting on the state of the art to enable informed decisions to be made and take advantage of lessons learned.

We have successfully supported customers including EV manufacturers and haulage operators with understanding their obligations and interpreting the legislation applicable to them. Most recently we have provided consultancy services to a European government road safety agency who were looking to establish how best to implement legislation in their market which included analysis, interpretations and best practice reviews.

If you feel that we can assist, or you require further information either visit our website or contact me at


Castec Consulting Limited an independent Type Approval, Certification and Compliance consultancy.

We provide specialist services, predominantly in the automotive sector, for companies in the UK and globally seeking assistance in a range of areas including; Vehicle Technology, Roadworthiness and Safety Research, Type Approval and Compliance, and legislative support.


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