CE marking, standards and safety related web sites

Keeping anything close to a comprehensive list of safety and standards related web links up to date is a mammoth task. If you want to find the address for any international safety or standards body, we suggest you use Art Michael's Safety-Link site which is "the web's most comprehensive collection of electrical product safety and standards resources". It contains lots of useful links for non-electrical products too, so there is no point in us trying to duplicate his efforts!

For CE marking, the most useful site is that provided by Directorate General III of the European Commission. Their section of the EUROPA server includes lots of CE-mark related information, including lists of standards harmonised under each Directive and guidance documents for some directives. The EUROPA server is HUGE, so the following are some shortcuts to CE-mark related parts. Other useful links can also be found throughout our pages and on our Notified Bodies page.

The full list of EU legislation in force can be found at:


Be warned - this is everything the EU currently has in force, including agricultural, social and other matters. CE marking and product safety in general only forms a (very) small part of this. For easy access to the text of the CE mark directives, you may find it easier to follow the links from our list of the directives at


The lists of harmonised standards can be found at


where you will also find links to the full text of the CE mark directives.

Lists of standards in preparation can be found at:


If you want copies of the Official Journal, the latest issues and all others since 1998 can be found at:


Extracts from older issues, containing the full text of Directives and associated papers can be found via the Legislation in Force search engine at:


You will need to know the OJ number, date or directive reference to use this search engine efficiently.

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'Safety Link' is the web's most comprehensive collection of electrical (and non-electrical) product safety and standards resources.

EUROPA is the portal site of the European Union. It provides up-to-date coverage of European Union affairs and essential information on European integration. Users can consult all legislation currently in force or under discussion and access the websites of each of the EU institutions.

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