What are the benefits of Self certification?

Self-certification for CE marking can offer several disadvantages, such as lack of knowledge and variability in interpretation. However, there are also advantages to self-certification, including:

  • Cost Savings: Self-certification can be more cost-effective compared to third-party certification, as it eliminates the fees associated with affiliated test laboratories and/or Notified Bodies.
  • Flexibility: Self-certification allows manufacturers to choose their approach to conformity assessment and select the conformity assessment modules that best suit their products.
  • Knowledge: Self-certification broadens the scope of the manufacturer ensuring in-depth knowledge regarding the procedures required for CE-marking certifying their product, and further with development of future products.
  • Time Savings: Manufacturers can bring their products to market more quickly since they have more control over the certification process. When the procedure by means of self-certification is being used, no third party is required.

Conclusion

Self-certification has benefits for manufacturers. However, the manufacturer is obliged to stay updated on the developments in the European product legislation. If you are able to demonstrate that the product complies with the essential requirements of the applicable directive(s) and/or regulation(s) and if your Technical File contain all the necessary information, you as a manufacturer, can affix the CE-marking on your products yourself. This will result in free movement of your products in the EU and EEA.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you require any assistance with your self-certification process. 

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