A CE marking certification is a legally mandated conformity for all products and services that are regulated by the new approach directives, a series of European health safety, environmental, and consumer protection laws. The CE marking is mandatory as it describes that the certain product/service is manufactured/rendered in compliance with general industrial safety standards. The CE marking is essential for various products like toys, machinery, electronic items, protection equipment, pressure equipment, medical devices, boilers, and much more. Ideal Quality Certifications encompasses all industry standards and our R&D professionals thoroughly inspect the products prior to giving it the CE certification.
General principles of the CE marking :
How to achieve CE mark approval, CE testing and meet all CE mark requirements, for my product?:
There are a series of steps outlined below for CE mark approval. Depending upon your product and the nature of the risks it presents - Determine if any directives apply to your product. If more than one applies you will have to comply with all of them. Determine the extent to which your product complies with the essential requirements for design and manufacturing in the applicable directive(s).
Choose the conformity assessment procedure from the options (modules) called out by the directive for your product. There are several modules available for the Conformity Assessment Procedures as listed below :
The directives often use a series of questions about the nature of your product to classify the level of risk and refer to a chart called "Conformity Assessment Procedures". The chart includes all of the acceptable options available to a manufacturer to certify their product and affix the CE Marking.
Minimal Risk :
Options for products with minimal risk include self certification where the manufacturer prepares a Declaration of Conformity and affixes the CE Marking to their own product.
Greater Risks :
Many directives require products/systems with greater risks to be independently certified; this must be done by a "Notified Body". This is an organization that has been nominated by a Member Government and has been notified by the European Commission. Notified bodies serve as independent test labs and perform the steps called out by directives. They must have the necessary qualifications to meet the testing requirements set forth in the directives. Notified bodies may be a private sector organization or a government agency. Manufacturers may choose a notified body in any member state of the European Union.
A Notified Body is usually able to offer some of the services required :