Electrical and electronic equipment has become fundamental to our modern way of life but can be dangerous when badly designed or made, or if it is misused. CE marking covers a very wide range of apparatus, from energy production plants and distribution networks right through to mobile phones, toys and other consumer durables. Whatever the scale of your electrical or electronic equipment, Conformance can help you through the process of CE marking.
- Initial consultation to assess your requirements and decide how we can help.
- Identify the directives and standards which apply to your product.
- Conduct a design review to verify compliance with the applicable requirements.
- Provide you with a report outlining areas of non-compliance and advice to help you rectify them.
- Help to compile a technical file which contains the information required by the directives.
- Provide a draft Declaration of Conformity and help you complete it.
- Offer follow up advice when you need it.
Our recent industry experience includes:
- Consumer audio products
- Lighting and luminaires
- Electrical sanitary products
- Motor drives
- RFID and EFTPOS devices
- Machine control panels
- Domestic kitchen appliances
- Electric vehicle charging stations
- Home automation products
- Domestic Wi-Fi routers
- Commercial catering equipment
- LED advertising panels
- Automated test equipment
- Vision and inspection systems
- Satellite ground station equipment
- Underwater lighting and connectors
- Medical electrical equipment
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to CE Mark my Product?
Almost all electrical equipment will need to be CE marked. Electrical products are within the scope of one or more of the Low Voltage Directive (LVD), the Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive, the Radio Equipment Directive (RED), the Medical Devices Directive, the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS Directive), and others.
How do I know if my product complies?
In most cases the best way to judge whether or not a product complies with the directives is to check it against the relevant Harmonised standards. We can perform an assessment of the equipment for you, or we can provide you with checklists and other resources so you can do your own assessment.
What do I do if there aren't any standards for my product?
There are many thousands of standards. There will always be some standards which can be applied. We will help you to identify which are the best ones to use.
What do I need to do if my product does not comply with the standards?
Usually, the best thing to do is to modify the equipment to make it comply but there are some circumstances where you can ignore the content of the standards and focus solely on the Essential Requirements of the Directive. We will advise which approach is best for your circumstances.
Do I need to get my product approved?
Most products can be self-certified without needing to be inspected or tested by an external body. We will identify whether your product needs notified body approval and assist you in getting the certification if you need it.
How can I get a Declaration of Conformity for my product?
You can buy formats for your Declarations in our online shop. If you need us to fill it in for you, please contact us.
How do I complete a technical file?
Technical files need to contain all the information which shows that your claim to comply with the directives and standards is justified. We can identify what you need for your technical file and can even compile it for you if you need us to.
You can find the answers to many more CE marking questions in our knowledgebase.
Other relevant products and services we offer
Our shop allows you to purchase a range of useful resources such as self-certification packs, checklists and declaration formats.
You can purchase consultancy from our online shop in blocks of 30 or 60 minutes to provide quick help when you need it.
Our CE Marking Electrial Equipment course covers the requirements of the relevant Directives. We also do more basic 'introduction to CE marking' courses. We can also provide you with a customised course relevant to your products and needs.
We can assist with interpreting the requirements of the directives and standards and applying them to your products. We can also draft instruction manuals, check the content of product labels, data plates, and packaging.
If you are unsure what technical documentation you need to show compliance with the Directives we can provide contents lists and formats for compiling and storing the information.
You will find checklists and formats for risk assessment in our online shop. We have many other checklists and report formats which are not in the shop - please contact us if you are looking for something specific and can't find it.
We will visit your works to inspect and assess your product and identify any areas which do not comply with the applicable directives and standards.
We provide guides which identify the applicable directives and standards for your product and all the other information you will need to do your own assessments. Every guide is tailored to your specific requirements and includes detailed information on how to do the assessment, checklists and formats for recording the results and a draft of the Declaration of Conformity you will need to sign when the process is complete.