Radio Equipment Directive Explained
The Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU (RED) is a new Directive which superseded the Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment Directive (RTTE Directive) 1999/5/EC on 13th June 2017, after a one year transition period.
There are a number of major differences between the new RED and the one it has replaced, including the scope of the Directive.
The RED also brings with it a number of changes not just for manufacturers, but for all other entities in the supply chain wishing to place products on the market with a radio interface (such as Bluetooth or WiFi).
This one day course discusses all of these differences in order to help those affected by the changes understand the implications of the new legislation.
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
What is it about?
Differences between the RED 2014/53/EU and RTTE Directive 1999/5/EC and the impact this has on your design, manufacture and thus business including
- Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (TTE) that has no radio interface is no longer within scope, but instead is within the scope of the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) 2014/35/EU and the EMC Directive 2014/30/EU
- Broadcast receivers are now within the scope of the RED (having previously been within the scope of the Low Voltage and EMC Directives)
- The RED aligns with the New Legislative Framework (NLF) which replaced the New Approach
- Importers and Distributors have legal responsibilities and duties under the RED
- Mobile phone manufacturers are being forced to make their products compatible with universal chargers
- Notified Body activity is being more closely regulated
- Market surveillance activities are being increased to ensure that non-compliant products are more easily identified and quickly removed from the market
Who should attend?
- Managers responsible for products that have a radio interface
- Distributors and retailers of products with a radio interface
- Design engineers
- Compliance engineers
- Test engineers
What will I achieve?
- Knowledge of how the new RED 2014/53/EU differs from the RTTE Directive
- Understand the implications the new directive has on your design, development process and business
- Understand the key differences between the RTTE Directive 1999/5/EC and new Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU
- Identify new legislative requirements for your current products
- Design and plan new products with the RED in mind
- 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.