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CE Marking for Electronics and Electrical equipment

Services according to the EMC Directive (2014/30/EU), Low Voltage Directive (2014/35/EU),  RED Directive (2014/53/EU) & RoHS Directive (2011/65/EU)

 

Our team of experts have over 25 years of experience and can help you achieve full CE electrical certification. This means that you will achieve the compliance you need to sell your electronic equipment to the European market.

 

CE marking electrical equipment

The CE mark for electrical equipment indicates that your equipment is in compliance with the European product legislation. Without this marking, it remains unconfirmed that your product can be used safely and therefore cannot access the European market. Certification Experts will help you achieve full CE compliance so your equipment can enter the European market.

Challenges with ce certification electrical

Obtaining CE approval for electrical equipment and electronics can be a complex process. This is because as a manufacturer you must confirm that your electrical equipment meets the Low Voltage Directive (LVD), Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (EMC), Radio Equipment Directive (RED) and/or the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS). These directives list all the essential health and safety requirements that must be met and demands that electrical suppliers should identify the hazards their equipment might contain, to then assess the risks they could pose to users.

Guidance from start to finish

Our experts can determine whether Low Voltage, EMC, RED and RoHS Directives are applicable to your electrical and electronic equipment and then guide you through the process of design evaluation and resolving potential non compliance issues. When doing so, Certification Experts follows the requirements as they have been laid out in the safety standards. We will then help you to get the CE marking, so the legal and technical compliance of your electrical and electronic equipment is confirmed, allowing you to access the European market.

Let our dedicated team of experts handle the CE marking process for your electrical equipment

What does CE mean on electrical products?

The Conformité Européenne (CE) marking is a regulatory standard that verifies that products are safe for use and sale in the European Economic Area (EEA). It is mandatory for all manufacturers whose products fall within the applicable CE directives and regulations to get CE certification before they can access the European market. If an importer markets the product under its own name, it assumes the responsibilities of the manufacturer, and must apply the CE marking itself. 

CE marking for electrical equipment

 

In order for electrical and electronic equipment to obtain CE marking, companies must ensure that products are compliant with all applicable European regulations. For electronic and electrical equipment the following regulations may apply based on CE marking:

  • The EMC Directive 2014/30/EU aims to ensure that any electrical and electronic equipment minimises the emission of electromagnetic interference that may influence other equipment. The directive also requires equipment to be able to resist the disturbance of other equipment. 
  • The Low voltage Directive 2014/35/EU provides a high level of protection for European citizens by setting certain voltage limits for electrical equipment.
  • The Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU (RED) requires equipment to be constructed for efficient use of the radio spectrum so as to avoid harmful interference with terrestrial and orbital communications. Therefore, the RED Directive lays down the essential requirements to ensure a high level of protection of public interest.
  • The RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU and 2015/863/EU aims to prevent the risks posed to human health and the environment related to the management of electronic and electrical waste. It does this by restricting the use of certain hazardous substances in EEE that can be substituted by safer alternatives.

Possible consequences lack of CE marking electrical equipment  

When products do not fall within the applicable CE marking directives and CE marking regulations it is then forbidden to affix a CE marking to them. It is also a criminal offence to affix a CE mark to a non-compliant product. Products may be tested by a third-party laboratory to assess whether or not they meet legal safety requirements. If the product does not comply with such safety requirements, it may not bear the CE marking nor may it be traded within the European market.

When a controlling authority finds that a CE marking has been wrongly issued or that there is no CE marking (if applicable), authorities may take drastic measures, for example, they can:

  • Oblige the manufacturer or importer to modify the product
  • Withdraw the product from the market
  • Reject and return your items at the customs
  • Criminally prosecute you

 

Who is responsible for CE marking

 

Under the CE marking system, manufacturers have the responsibility for CE marking. As a result, the manufacturer must draw up the Declaration of Conformity (DoC) and take responsibility for attaching the CE mark to the product. Other economic operators such as  an Importer, Authorised Representative (AR), Fulfilment service provider and Distributor, also have their responsibility to ensure that the CE marking is implemented correctly by the manufacturer.

How to get a CE certification for electrical equipment

 

In order to attain the CE marking on electrical and electronic equipment, companies must ensure that their products are compliant with all applicable European directives and/or regulations and have the required technical documentation. Some Directives, such as the Low Voltage Directive (LVD), require that safe-use instructions must be provided in an approved language for the country of sale. This must be done in order to be able to enter the European market. All electrical equipment requires the EU Declaration of Conformity (DoC). 

European Union member states cannot restrict the market placement of products affixed with the CE marking without adequate evidence of non-compliance. Certification Experts offers guidance on cost and time efficiency regarding this process. We will take care of the following steps for you:

  • Classification of relevant directives and regulations
  • Selecting (harmonised) ce electrical safety standards
  • Setting up test procedures
  • Describing the steps of the conformity assessment procedure
  • Determining roles and responsibilities of the parties involved
  • Adequate analysis and assessment of the risk(s)
  • Testing
  • Assemble Technical File
  • Compile EU Declaration of Conformity 

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Certification Experts offers the following services

Click on the service blocks below to see what our experts can do to help you achieve compliance for your electrical and electronic equipment. 

Compliance 
Route to Compliance 
Engineering Review 
Risk Assessment 
Testing 
Technical File 
Information and warnings for the end users
Training 
Authorised Representative (AR)
Expert Consulting 

Get the right marking for your Electronics and Electrical Equipment with our proven process

01 - Classify

Relevant standards, directives and regulations

02 – Execute

The conformity procedure

03 – Testing

According to the applicable standards

04 – Assemble

The technical file

05 – Affix

The CE Mark and signing the DoC

01 – Identify
the legal framework for your electronics
02 – Determine
the route to compliance
03 – Perform
the conformity assessment procedure
04 – Marking
can be affixed and the certificate signed
05 – Ship
your product worry-free to the desired market
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What our clients are saying about us

Van Heek Medical
Wilma Peereboom
Quality Coordinator
The cooperation with CE goes satisfactorily. They were decisive from the start and things were well taken care of. I see the problem-solving capacity of Certification Experts as a strength of the company’.
6 weeks
Europe
Medical
Confocal
Peter Drent
CEO
Personally I am very satisfied with the service and quality of the work of Certification Experts. With future projects, I certainly intend to work with them again.
3 weeks
Europe
Electronics
Gallery Play Media
Ruben Kieftenbelt
Founder & CTO
The test results during the certification project were comprehensive and detailed. We experienced this as a pleasant and valuable result. In addition, Certification Experts swiftly came up with solutions for obstacles we encountered during the certification process.
4 weeks
Europe
Electronics
Adtrack Media
Paul East
CTO
We have found Certification Experts to be helpful, knowledgeable and prompt even during the difficult environment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to working with Certification Experts on future projects.
4 weeks
Europe
Electronics
Nikon
Joachim Hofmann
GM Service & Support
We found the collaboration with the CE Team very helpful, professional, fast and flexible. It is always good to have a partner at hand who can help with profound expertise whenever required. In the future, CE will stay our choice if expert-know-how is needed.
4 weeks
Europe
Electronics
Physee
Wai-Man Tang
Quality Assurance Manager
We have a wonderful experience working with Certification Experts. We are a scale-up doing product developments under a very tight timeline. Certification Experts will adjust to our needs and guides us step by step to complete our product certifications in time.
3 weeks
Europe
Electronics
Oceanteam
Lars van ‘t Kruijs
Managing Director
The team of Certification Experts consists of nice people, it was a good cooperation! For me it was important how they made everything clear and how they thought along the same lines.
3 weeks
Europe
Machinery
Alfa Wasserman
Kurt Spiegel
Engineer Manager
CE has been our partner for over 10 years and the relationship is outstanding. The face-to-face meetings are really important and save us a lot of time.
6 weeks
Europe
Medical
Dot Robot
Edward Belderbos
Technical Director
It was a pleasure to work with Certification Experts. After reviewing our documentation, they gave us structured feedback and showed us a way forward to compliance with EU directives
3 weeks
Europe
Electronics
Noffz
Markus Solbach
Director Sales & Marketing
Certification Experts has a great service with high flexibility and really quick response time. We were impressed with their good technical understanding and detailed feedback to our complex test solution in a short timeframe.
4 weeks
North America
Electronics
Government of Canada
Melanie Ter Meulen
Trade Commissioner
The collaboration with Certification Experts runs smoothly and they are a valuable partner for us. If Dutch companies require specific technical information about the Comprehensive Economic & Trade Agreement on free trade, Certification Experts is the first to call.
2 weeks
Europe
Medical

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Compliance

Certification Experts offers complete certification guidance and expert services to ensure that your electronic product is compliant with the CE marking legislation to be able to enter the market. 

  • Consultancy and advice on problem solving
  • Stipulate route to compliance
  • Perform testing
  • Design review
  • Technical file review
  • Risk assessment
  • Training
Route to Compliance  Electronics

For every market, Certification Experts can provide a practical compliance roadmap. We offer guidance on cost and time efficiency regarding certification to be able to access multiple markets. 

  • Classification of relevant standards, directives, and regulations
  • Determining how the applicable product legislation applies to your product
  • Selecting (harmonised) standards
  • Setting up test procedures
  • Describing the steps of the conformity assessment procedure
  • Determining roles and responsibilities of the parties involved
Engineering Review

Certification Experts reviews your designs and assists you through the developmental phase of your electronic product to ensure all critical safety standards are met.  

  • Design review (e.g. PCB lay out)
  • Co-engineering
  • Consultancy and advice on problem solving
  • Perform risk assessment
  • EMC compliance
  • Electrical safety compliance
Risk Assessment

Carrying out a risk assessment is required for all electronic products. If you are unsure how to carry out a risk assessment, Certification Experts can support you and provide full guidance.

  • Verification of the existing risk assessment
  • Guidance in performing a risk assessment
  • Training in risk assessment and use of Safexpert software
  • Safexpert risk assessment software (TÜV certified)
Testing

In order to ensure absolute compliance of electronic products with the applicable legislation, the products should be tested. Certification Experts can carry out the required tests and advise you on potentially required modifications.   

  • Low Voltage Directive (LVD)
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (EMC)
  • Radio Equipment Directive (RED)
  • General electrical safety testing
  • In-house testing
  • Accredited testing
  • Advice on non-conformities
Technical File 

In order to demonstrate the compliance of your electronic product, a technical file is required. Certification Experts reviews the documentation necessary for the technical file and guide you in composing it.  

  • Evaluating, guiding and providing instructions for use
  • Evaluating, guiding and preparing risk assessment
  • Assemble technical file
  • Assessing technical file
  • Drafting the EU Declaration of Conformity (DoC) template
  • Review user information
Information and warnings for the end users

To ensure that your electronic product can be used safely, information and warnings must be provided for your end users. Certification Experts can aid in this proces. 

  • Providing necessary markings and a Declaration of Conformity (DoC)
  • Checking, guiding and/or drawing up instructions for use
  • Identification and verification of the warning signs
  • Drafting and evaluating safety instructions
  •  Product labelling
Training 

Certification Experts offers training programs that will prepare you for the CE marking process of your electronic product.  

  • CE marking
  • Safexpert software
Authorised Representative (AR)

AR Experts (part of Certification Experts) offers Authorised Representative services for companies located outside of the EU and/or the UK.  

  • Verifying the Declaration of Conformity (DoC), the manual, CE/UKCA logo and the technical file
  • Retainment of technical documentation + Declaration of Conformity at the disposal of qualified authorities
  • Provide all necessary information and documentation to said qualified authorities at their request
  • Immediate notification of the manufacturer in the event of complaints and reports
Expert Consulting 

Certification Experts provides consultancy on every aspect of CE marking and product compliance.   

  • Product compliance
  • Product testing
  • Advise with regards to the relevant product legislation
  • Contra-expertise
  • Contact with authorities
  • Legal support
Information Supply

We notify you if there are regulatory changes pertaining to your product

Risk Assessment

We help you eliminate risks more efficiently, protect your customers and your business. Unsure whether you’ve done something correctly? We can provide a full risk assessment evaluation.

  • Machine / Electronics / Toys / Medical / PPE / GPS
  • EN-ISO 12100
  • Safexpert Risk Assessment software (TÜV-certified)
  • Review of existing Risk Assessment
  • Templates
Authorised Representative

We provide Authorised Representation (AR) for businesses and e-commerce companies located outside the EU/UK – allowing access to those markets by registering us as your legal partner.

  • EU/UK market access
  • Verification of CE/UKCA
  • Marking
  • Contact point for authorities
  • Technical File
  • Bypass importers
  • Registration
Technical File

Every manufacturer requires a technical file to reach compliance. We support, compile and review these technical documents for you.

  • Declaration of Conformity
  • User Information (manual/labelling/packaging)
  • Risk Assessment
  • Technical schemes and drawings
  • Templates
Engineering Review

We review your designs and assist you through the prototype phase to ensure critical safety standards are met.

  • Design Review
  • Co-engineering
  • Consultancy
  • Risk Assessment
Testing and Inspection

Wherever you’re located, we offer a wide range of expert testing and inspection capabilities, both in house and via our global network of affiliated partners and testing laboratories.

  • EMC, Low Voltage, Radio, Medical, Toys, and PPE
  • On-site or digital inspections
  • Notified Bodies
  • Accredited testing laboratories
Route to compliance

We create a clear and practical compliance roadmap for you in any market. Get expert guidance on cost/time efficiency of certification for accessing multiple markets.

  • Determining product legislation
  • Set up test procedure (in-house/accredited testing)
  • Strategy on Global Market Access
  • Technical File Checklist
Training

We offer custom training programs led by experts, bringing your team up to
speed with important safety processes and regulations related to your markets.

  • Product Compliance
  • CE Marking
  • Machine / Robotics Safety
  • UL/CSA
  • Safexpert
User Information Review

Make sure your manuals, labelling and packaging are fully compliant with your
chosen markets. From writing to reviewing materials, we’ve got you covered.

  • Checklists
  • Product labelling
  • Templates
  • Drafting Manuals
  • Machine plate
Technical File

We ensure the availability of the technical file in case of requests from authorities

Expert Consulting

With over 25 years’ industry experience, our team can provide expert guidance
on every aspect of product compliance.

  • Product Compliance
  • Authority letter (NVWA, NoBo, ILT and BPT)
  • Authorised Representative
  • Product Testing
  • Seller/buyer problem resolution on CE marking
  • Advise on Product Legislation
  • User Information
  • Route to compliance
  • Engineering Review
  • Training
  • Risk Assessment
CE/UKCA Marking

Trust us as your partner to verify the compliance of your products

Authorised Representative

We register as your official point of contact for market surveillance authorities

EU/UK Market Access

You gain access to the EU/UK market, no matter where your business is located

Legal point of contact

We represent you on your behalf for all legal issues pertaining to your product

Compliance

Enter any market, no matter the marking or industry. From CE marking and UL to CCC, we offer complete certification guidance and expert services tailored to your unique situation.

  • Consultancy
  • Route to compliance
  • Testing
  • On-site inspections
  • Design Review
  • Technical File Review
  • Risk Assessment
  • Training