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The following information is a summary of the requirements of the Directive.
 It is not an area in which we currently offer advice but you may find some useful information and links here.

Summary

This directive applies to the supply of all new and second-hand products to consumers for personal use, whether they were intended for use by consumers or not. Unlike other directives it does not require a CE mark to be applied to the product. The directive either applies entirely to a product, if no CE marking directives apply, or partially, if CE marking directives are applicable to a product. Therefore the General Products Safety Directive applies, at least partially, to all products both new and second-hand, when used by consumers. The directive contains specific requirements for suppliers including manufacturers, importers, retailers, distributors, those who rework, repair or modify, service providers etc. Personal transactions are excluded from the directive.

In the UK this directive is primarily enforced by local Trading Standards Authorities and Environmental Health Officers. The maximum penalty for failure to comply is a custodial (prison) sentence and/or a monetary fine. Authorities also have the power to force a recall and replacement of faulty products.

Introduction to CE and UKCA Marking your Products

This course will guide you through the complete CE marking process, from design considerations and finding the right standards to completing all the necessary documentation.

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CE and UKCA Marking Machinery & Industrial Equipment

This course will give you an understanding of how to carry out machinery assessments, including finding and applying the relevant standards, and the documentation that must be provided.

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Machinery Risk Assessment Training

This course explains the role of standards in the risk assessment process, to enable designers and project managers to carry out the risk assessment in the most efficient way.

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Pressure Equipment Directive Training Course

This course provides an overview of the Pressure Equipment Directive, where you will learn who should take responsibility, how to find and apply standards, what documentation you need to produce.

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ATEX Compliance & Risk Assessment Course

This course will take you through the CE and Ex marking process in detail. You will gain an understanding of the requirements, including the various options for ensuring equipment is safe.

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CE & UKCA Marking Electrical Equipment Training Course

This course will explain who is responsible for CE marking, and what should be done to carry out the process correctly, as well as looking into the directives and standards involved.

Read more: CE & UKCA Marking Electrical Equipment Training Course