ARC Management Systems – Your ticket to CE Marking
What is CE Marking?
Many products require CE marking before they can be sold in the EU. CE marking indicates that a product has been assessed by the manufacturer and deemed to meet EU safety, health and environmental protection requirements. It is required for products manufactured anywhere in the world that are then placed on the EU Market.
When is CE marking mandatory?
CE marking requirements depend on your product. If your product falls under the scope of one of these directives / regulations, we can assist you with compliance:
Applies to machinery, interchangeable equipment, safety components, lifting accessories, chains, ropes and webbing, removable mechanical transmission devices and partly completed machinery
Low Voltage Directive
Examples: electrical equipment operating with an input or output voltage of between, 50 and 1000 V for alternating current, 75 and 1500 V for direct current.
Construction Products Regulations
A construction product on the market and that product is covered by a harmonised standard. Unsure if your product is covered by a harmonised standard? Give us a call and we can confirm for you.
Pressure Equipment Directive
applies to the design, manufacture and conformity assessment of stationary pressure equipment with a maximum allowable pressure greater than 0,5 bar.
Some products are subject to several EU requirements at the same time. You must make sure that your product complies with all the relevant requirements before affixing the CE marking to it. It is forbidden to affix the CE marking to products for which EU specifications do not exist or do not require the affixing of CE marking. If you are unsure about the requirements for what you are manufacturing, importing or purchasing, please contact us for assistance.
How to obtain CE marking?
As the product’s manufacturer or importer, you must ensure conformity with all requirements. This can include the following:
- Ensure conformity with all relevant EU-wide requirements
- Put together a technical dossier documenting conformity
- Issue an EU declaration of conformity
- Ensure your Installation, User and Service documentation meets requirements.
- Affix product markings to demonstrate conformity.
- Determine whether you have to involve a notified body
Once your product bears the CE marking — if the competent national authority requests — you must provide them with all the information and supporting documentation concerning CE marking.
ARC Management Systems can assist in meeting these requirements and demonstrating the conformity of your product.