Depending on the type and function of the device, electrical equipment is subject to various directives, such as the Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU, the EMC Directive 2014/30/EU, the RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU, the Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU or the Ecodesign Directive 2009/125/EC. They are thus directly affected by the obligation to affix a CE marking and to undergo the CE conformity assessment procedure.
It is not possible possible to place the product on the market within the EU without completing the conformity assessment procedure and affixing the CE marking.
The manufacturer of the electrical appliance is responsible for the CE marking. If the manufacturer is not located in the European Union, he can appoint an authorized representative in the EU. If he does not do so, the importer is responsible for CE conformity as the person placing the product on the EU market.
Which directives is my electrical appliance subject to?
First of all, it is important to assess which directives are actually applicable to your electrical appliance. On the one hand, the nominal voltage with which the device is operated is decisive and on the other hand, whether active electrical components are included. Furthermore, it must also be taken into account whether the device is equipped with radio technology that enables data transmission or inductive charging.
In addition, you must also keep an eye on the constantly new categories of energy-related products that are constantly being added, which may make it necessary to design your electrical appliances in an environmentally friendly manner together with energy consumption labelling.
With our experience, we will be happy to assist you in the correct classification of your products.
As manufacturer or importer, you are responsible for compliance with the provisions of the applicable directives. An important element of this is the safety assessment of the electrical appliance.
The possible dangers for people, pets and farm animals, but also goods, which result on the one hand from hazardous ingredients, but also mechanical and electrical hazards, must be taken into account.
For the safety assessment the application of suitable harmonized standards is strongly recommended. If the requirements of the respective standards are fulfilled, the manufacturer or importer can assume that the product is safe with regard to the properties regulated in the standards.
The conformity assessment may be carried out in accordance with the procedure of internal production control (Annex II, Module A | Decision No 768/2008/EC).
For this purpose, the following steps shall be carried out:
- compilation of the technical documentation These include a general description, plans and manufacturing drawings, safety assessments, a list of the applicable harmonized and other technical standards, the results of the tests and the test reports
- monitoring of the production process Includes the conformity of production with the harmonized standards.
- affixing of the conformity marking and safety instructions
- preparation of the declaration of conformity
We at asseso can help you in individual areas or oversee the entire process. We check existing test reports or commission new ones, carry out safety assessments, compile the technical documentation and labeling elements and prepare your declaration of conformity.