Major changes to CE Marking in April 2016

Are you ready for the 19th April? Are you confident that you have made all the changes required to ensure that your CE Marking remain valid?

If not, time is running out to get to grips with the latest legislative update!

For example, are you aware if the new EMC Directive 2014/30/EU affects you? After April, the new directive will be required for all EMC compliance files, and declarations referencing 2004/108/EC will no longer be valid. 

Also, when the European Union’s CE Marking directives change as a result of the New Legislative Framework (NLF) on 19th April 2016, an explicit requirement is that all members of the supply chain have a duty of responsibility, be it the manufacturer, the authorised representative, the importer or the distributor.

The nine directives which are due to come under alignment are:

  • Simple Pressure Vessels Directive: 2009/105/EC
  • "ATEX" Directive: 94/9/EC
  • Pyrotechnic Articles Directive: 2007/23/EC
  • Civil Explosives Directive: 93/15/EEC
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive: 2004/108/EC
  • Low Voltage Electrical Equipment Directive: 2006/95/EC
  • Measuring Instruments Directive: 2004/22/EC
  • Non-Automatic Weighing Instruments Directive: 2009/23/EEC
  • Lifts Directive: 1995/16/EC.

Whilst these directives may only be changing from an administrative perspective (rather than a technical one), manufacturers and the supply chain must, at an absolute minimum, update their documents and CE markings. Another of the more significant changes relates to the operations of Notified Bodies and if you are a manufacturer that previously took this route, it is important to check that it is still valid.

So if you want to make sure you are ready, why don’t you get in touch with Element’s dedicated team of ESQ® (Early Stage Qualification) experts? We can review your current technical documentation and offer strategic guidance, based on our unparalleled expertise in testing and compliance, to help you through the process.

For more information – and to guarantee that your company is fully prepared – call 01482 801801 or click here and enter your details and we will get back to you straight away.

April 2016