United Kingdom

CE marking is a legal requirement for electrical and electronic products placed on the market in the UK.

CE Marking is UK Law

UK legislation implements European Directives such as those for EMC, Low Voltage and Radio Equipment meaning that electrical and electronic products must bear the CE Marking in order to be legally placed on the UK market.

The CE Marking process involves both technical and administrative requirements that are set out in the relevant directives and need to be met both at the point when a product is first placed on the market as well as on an on-going basis.

We can provide assistance at every stage of this process to ensure that your products get to market quickly and in a cost effective manner.

Technical Requirements

The directives require manufacturers to perform conformity assessment which includes identifying all of the applicable European (EU) Directives that apply and then providing evidence to show that the product is in conformity with the requirements.

Harmonised European standards (ENs) that provide Presumption of Conformity when correctly applied exist for all directives and are contained in what is often referred to as the OJ listing. Using harmonised standards to assess products is a commonly used route for manufacturers and we are able to help you through the CE Marking process including testing at our UKAS accredited Laboratories.

We can help by

  • Assisting you to confidently apply the CE Marking to a number of product variants, without necessarily testing them all
  • Advising you on how best to achieve on-going compliance; making sure that the product that is currently being produced today is still representative of the one that was tested and first placed on the market

Administrative Requirements

As well as meeting the technical requirements of a directive, there are also a series of administrative requirements that need to be met, including the compilation of Technical Documentation and the drawing up and signing a Declaration of Conformity (DoC); the legal statement that the product meet the requirements of the relevant directives.

We provide online and face-to-face training courses to help you draw up your Technical Documentation and as a BEIS designated Notified Body under the EMC Directive, we can provide an independent, third-party assessment of your Technical Documentation.

If you have a range of products we can

  • Assist you to confidently apply the CE Marking to all the variants, without necessarily testing them all
  • Advise you on how best to achieve on-going compliance; making sure that the product that is currently being produced today is still representative of the one that was tested and first placed on the market
  • Make sure that the important documentation, the Technical Documentation and the Declaration of Conformity (DoC), are in place and correct

For more information how we can help you CE Mark your product, including accredited testing to EN Standards, click here.

Brexit

Please note that the even though the UK is leaving the European Union (EU), and possibly the Single European Market, the CE marking rules still apply until such a time that new legislation is enacted into UK law.

It is highly likely that new legislation as a result of BREXIT will closely mirror the current regulatory processes as far as possible. Eurofins York will continue to keep our customers up to date with the latest developments.


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