Directives

Some of the EC Directives and their application are listed below:

Low Voltage Directive

LVD Directive 2014/35/EU has been issued as part of a large upgrade of CE Marking Directives to include EMC, LVD and RED (Formerly R&TTE). 2014 /35/EU has replaced 2006/95/EC in April 2016. The changes to the Directive are mainly procedural rather than technical so the areas mostly effected are documentation and labelling. There are some … Read more

EMC Directive

EMC Directive 2014/30/EU has been issued as part of a large upgrade of CE Marking Directives to include EMC, LVD and RED (Formerly R&TTE). Directive 2014/30/EU replaced 2004/108/EC in April 2016. The changes to the Directive are mainly procedural rather than technical so the areas mostly effected are documentation and labelling. There are some changes … Read more

GPS Directive

The General Product Safety Directive is a wide ranging piece of legislation that encompasses safety aspects not covered by other specific Directives. It provides an umbrella function to cover any unforseen gaps in existing Directives or other product safety legislation.

Machinery Directive

Machinery Directive Safety of machinery. Any equipment that contains moving parts operating under power could be considered to be a machine for the purpose of this Directive. Human powered devices are generally exempt, with the notable exception of lifting gear. For work related equipment, the Directive is enforced by the Health and Safety Executive. Domestic … Read more

Medical Devices Directive

Medical Devices Directive Devices used for the treatment or diagnosis of illness and medical conditions fall under the jurisdiction of the Medical Devices Directive. This Directive is administered in the UK by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). Link: www.mhra.gov.uk

Radio Equipment Directive

Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU (not to be confused with the Renewable Energy Directive) has been issued as one of a recent large upgrade of CE Marking Directives. 2014 /53/EU replaced the R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC in June 2016. Implementation of the Directive to UK law came into force on 26th December 2017. The changes to the … Read more