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Last updated: 2021-07-06 14:53
The short answer to your question is yes, they do. The long answer is that there are a number of exclusions and complications, but we would need to know more details about the machines you have in mind before we could tell you whether these exclusions apply.
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In general the phrase “CE marked” should be used. However, there is a set of circumstances where the use of the phrase “CE approved” might be considered legitimate, and that is where the product has been examined by a third party and certified as compliant with the requirements of the applicable directive(s).
Whether this form of words should only be used in connection with products which require third party approval from a Notified Body in order for them to be legitimately CE marked, or could be extended to also cover those items where Notified Body approval is optional is a matter of debate.
The same applies to the phrase “UKCA marked”.
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Last updated: 2021-07-06 14:57
I am afraid there isn't really a straightforward way to do this, since the enforcement of the Directives is generally performed by local government officials rather than by a centralised agency.
For the UK, this is normally enforced by bodies such as Trading Standards (https://www.tradingstandards.uk), who may be able to help with specific concerns. Other countries around Europe have equivalent bodies.
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Last updated: 2021-07-06 15:01
No, this is not how CE marking is applied. CE (or UKCA) certification cannot be applied to a company or a process (except in so far as it is necessary to control that process in order to manufacture a CE marked product). Rather, the products themselves are individually CE marked (if covered by a CE marking directive).
However, machines used by companies on production lines etc are required to be CE marked.
Last updated: 2021-07-06 15:02
Is there an official list of acceptable languages to be used for product information when selling to Member States?
There is no official list, but the language choice is usually pretty easy to determine once you know which markets you are actually going to be selling in, and there are a number of standard symbols and words which do not need to be translated at all.
I would also point out that you only have to translate into the languages of the markets you will be actually selling the product in - if you don't ship to Italy, for instance, then Italian will not be required.
Last updated: 2021-07-06 15:03
Does un-CE marked equipment from a US plant require CE/UKCA marking if it is to be moved to a UK plant owned by the same company?
Yes, the equipment will have to be CE/UKCA marked. According to the interpretation of the Machinery Directive which is applied by the HSE, you will have been deemed to supply the machinery to yourselves, and therefore the equipment falls within the scope of the Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations and must be CE/UKCA marked. The only way round this would be if these actual machines had been used within the EU prior to 1996 when the Directive came into force.
You also have obligations as an employer under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations section 10, which require that equipment supplied by an employer for their employees' use must comply with the essential requirements of any applicable CE marking directives. While this is not quite the same as applying the full CE marking requirement, in practice there is very little difference.
Last updated: 2021-07-06 15:05
There isn't really any absolute requirement as to where the logo should go. Section 184.108.40.206 of the European Commission’s ‘Blue Guide’ states “The CE marking must be affixed visibly, legibly and indelibly to the product or to its data plate” and also “The requirement for visibility means that the CE marking must be easily accessible for all parties. It could, for instance, be affixed on the back or underside of a product.”
However, it can also be placed on the instructions and/or packaging if there is no space on the product (or if there are other sound reasons why it cannot be put on the product itself).
Last updated: 2021-07-06 15:06