Table of contents:
- This is how the conformity assessment procedure works
- No product without technical documentation
- Seminar: CE marking according to the Low Voltage Directive
Video: This Is How The CE Marking Works In Simple Steps
2023 Author: Hannah Pearcy | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-06-05 00:21
A car without a seat belt, ABS system and airbags? Unthinkable for many consumers these days. Awareness of a safe product is constantly increasing. But not only the consumer, but also the legislator demands safe products. With the CE mark, for example, the product can only be placed on the EU market.
Product safety usually begins with the design. However, the regulations on product safety are becoming more and more numerous and it is becoming more and more difficult for designers and product managers to move legally safely in the jungle of regulations.
Consumers can defend themselves easily if a product violates safety regulations. To do this, you fill out a form on the Internet at the responsible authority, informing you of the violation. The authorities, in turn, then take appropriate measures at the expense of the manufacturers to prevent further unmarked products from being placed on the market and operated. In milder cases, customers contact the manufacturer directly, request improvements and / or compensation.
This is how the conformity assessment procedure works
It is easy to avoid such a scenario. Keyword conformity assessment procedure. What does that mean? Manufacturers use suitable procedures to ensure that their product complies with all applicable standards and guidelines.
The conformity assessment procedure therefore always includes a search for guidelines and standards. It is also mandatory to carry out a risk assessment. This must identify all potential risks, define risk reduction measures and at the same time provide suitable evidence that the product complies with European regulations.
The seminar CE marking according to the Low Voltage Directive explains how the conformity assessment procedure works in detail and how the CE marking is implemented in practice.
What does CE marking actually mean?
No product without technical documentation
As part of the conformity assessment procedure, the creation and review of further technical documentation such as circuit diagrams, test reports, assembly or operating instructions and declaration of conformity takes place.
Seminar: CE marking according to the Low Voltage Directive
In the seminar CE marking according to the Low Voltage Directive, Roman Preis, Managing Director of Safety Teams Machine Safety, explains for which products the Low Voltage Directive and other EU directives require CE marking and how the CE marking can be implemented in a practical way. Participants learn about the conformity assessment procedure using various examples. If desired, the seminar can also be booked as a separate in-house seminar.
Operating instructions play an increasingly important role in the regulations. This is demonstrated by numerous product liability cases. The trigger for customer complaints nowadays is often the missing or insufficiently written operating instructions. The seminar "CE marking according to the Low Voltage Directive" enables the participants to determine the legally required content of operating instructions. Another topic in the seminar is the selection, formulation and design of safety instructions.
* Roman Preis is managing director of safety teams for machine safety - engineering office price