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Summary

This CE marking directive applies to 57 specified types of apparatus, the majority of which are mobile equipment designed for outdoor use. The directive applies irrespective of power source, and includes (for example) lawnmowers, generators, forestry and construction equipment. Equipment intended to be used on road, rail, air or waterways, and equipment intended to be used by the police or military is excluded.

In the UK the Directive is enforced by the National Measurement and Regulation Office. Failure to comply is punishable by a fine of up to £5000 and up to three months imprisonment. Furthermore, the NMRO have the power to enter premises, demand to see apparatus and documentation and also to impound equipment.

The Directive contains two lists of equipment in articles 12 and 13. Equipment in article 12 must meet specific noise limits, and must be marked with their maximum noise level. Complying with this part of the Directive requires notified body involvement, either to approve a manufacturer's quality control system or approve the noise tests performed on the product. Equipment in article 13 is not subject to noise limits, but must still be marked with its maximum noise level. This equipment can be self-certified by following the test procedures and documentation requirements set out in the Directive and harmonized standards.

Both types of equipment covered by this Directive require a technical file, a declaration of conformity and the products to be marked with the CE logo. Uniquely, a copy of the declaration of conformity containing the noise test results must be sent to the European Commission and national governments of EU states in which the product will be sold. The Directive came fully into force in January 2002.

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Directive 2000/14/EC of the European Parliament and the Council of 8 May 2000 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the noise emission in the environment by equipment for use outdoors.

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