Low Voltage Directive Explained
Most electrical products are required to comply with the requirements of the current Low Voltage Directive (LVD) 2014/35/EU, which replaced 2006/95/EC in April 2016 with no transition period.
This course will provide you with an understanding of the LVD, the Harmonised Standards that underpin it, the types of hazard that the standards address, and many of the design measures required to comply with the standards.
The course includes details of the main test types that are applied and how this relates to product design.
The provisions of the Directive has an effect not just on Manufacturers but also Authorised Representatives, Importers and Distributors in the EU. The implications of these provisions are discussed in this course.
Bookings for this course can be made up to 7 days prior to the course start date. For bookings made closer to the start date, please call us for availability.
CPD hours | Six
Course Leader | Paul Hesp
What is it about?
The course looks at the practical implications of the current Low Voltage Directive (LVD) 2014/35/EU and the implications of the new provisions compared to its predecessor 2006/95/EC. It provides an overview of the requirements detailed in some of the common electrical safety standards, along with methods of meeting the appropriate requirements.
Key subjects covered include
- Fundamentals of safety
- Electrical safety legislation
- Low Voltage Directive (LVD) 2014/35/EU
- CE marking requirements
- Harmonised Standards
- Safety tests and methods of achieving compliance
- Techniques for achieving safety by design
Who should attend?
All those involved in electrical safety aspects of their product
- Electrical engineers or technicians directly involved in design
- Managers of electrical equipment design projects
- Quality assurance engineers
- Engineers involved in product certification
What will I achieve?
Delegates will gain
- Familiarisation with the current European Low Voltage Directive (LVD) 2014/35/EU and the related legal framework
- An appreciation of the implications of the new provisions in the current LVD 2014/35/EU compared to its predecessor, 2006/95/EC
- An understanding of the legal background to CE Marking, product safety, and product liability
- Information directly relevant to product safety design and the LVD
- Knowledge of methods of achieving compliance with the various electrical safety standards and the scope of testing
- Provides familiarisation with the European Low Voltage Directive (LVD) 2014/35/EU
- Legal background to CE Marking, product safety and product liability
- The key features of safety standards e.g. EN 60950-1 and their relevance to designers and approvals engineers
- The scope of testing required to achieve compliance
- Six continuing professional development (CPD) hours* for chartered engineers or those working towards their chartered status
*Please note that the IET requirement is now 30 hours per year and can be monitored.