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CE MARKING. What is it?. CE marking – What is it?. What it’s Not ! Not a Trade Mark Not a Quality Mark Not a Trade Barrier Not an Option. So what is it !. Conformit é Europ é enne Conformity with EU Directives Product meets essential requirements Product can be sold throughout the EU.

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Ce marking

CE MARKING

What is it?

CEproof International Ltd www.ceproof.com


Ce marking what is it

CE marking – What is it?

  • What it’s Not !

    • Not a Trade Mark

    • Not a Quality Mark

    • Not a Trade Barrier

    • Not an Option

CEproof International Ltd www.ceproof.com


So what is it

So what is it !

  • Conformité Européenne

  • Conformity with EU Directives

  • Product meets essential requirements

  • Product can be sold throughout the EU

CEproof International Ltd www.ceproof.com


What s the eu

What’s the EU?

  • Needed after WWII to prevent future conflict between France & Germany.

  • Started in 1950 as European Coal & Steel Community: 6 members.

  • Treaty of Rome 1957 created European Economic Community: EEC

  • 1973: UK, Denmark & Ireland : 9 members

  • 1981: Greece, Spain & Portugal : 12 members

  • Treaty of Maastricht 1993 created the European Union

  • 1995: Austria, Finland & Sweden : 15 members

  • 2004: 10 new Members: 25 Member States & 3 EEA

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The full story

The full Story

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The eec resulted in

The EEC resulted in:-

  • An ad hoc number of product standards.

  • Incompatible product standards.

  • Barriers to trade between Member States.

  • A lot of languages.

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This was solved by

This was solved by:-

  • Development of policy Statements i.e. EC DIRECTIVES

  • Harmonisation of Product Legislation- Standards i.e. BS/EN/ISO/DIN

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What s a directive

What’s a Directive?

  • A policy statement detailing essential requirements for health, safety, consumer protection and environment.

  • Contains no technical content.

  • The Directives must be adopted by every member state as national law and therefore becomes enforceable by the national legislative bodies.

  • Currently 35 Directives – 21 provide for CE marking

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What s a standard

What’s a Standard?

  • Not just ISO 9001

  • ISO - has 17000 standards and 1100 new each year.

  • EN - European Norm; harmonised standard.

  • BS - British Standard; mostly harmonised with EN.

  • DIN -Deutsches Institut für Normung: mostly harmonised with EN.

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What does all this mean for nz manufactures

What does all this mean for NZ manufactures ?

  • Same rules apply as in the EU.

  • Need to recognise applicable Directives & Standards.

  • Mutual Recognition Agreements

    • Limited to EMC & cranes.

  • Require Technical File, D of C & OM.

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What s of most current use in nz

What’s of most current use in NZ

  • Machinery Directive - 98/37/EC

  • Pressure Equipment Directive - 97/23/EC

  • EMC - 2004/108/EC

  • Noise Directive - 2000/14/EC

  • Recreational Craft Directive – 2003/44/EC

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Conformity assessment modules

Conformity Assessment Modules

  • Module A : Internal Control of Production (design)

  • Module B : EC Type Examination (design)

  • Module C : Conformity to Type (production)

  • Module D : Production Quality Assurance (prod.)

  • Module E : Product Quality Assurance (prod.)

  • Module F : Product Verification (prod.)

  • Module G : Unit Verification (design & prod.)

  • Module H : Full Quality Assurance (design & prod)

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Machinery directive 98 37 ec

Machinery Directive98/37/EC

  • Applied by definition.

  • Often used as “Overarching” Directive.

  • Annex IV & V requirements

  • Module A requirements

  • Concept of “Manufacturer”, “Authorized Representative” & “Keeper of Technical Documents in the EU”.

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Pressure equipment directive 97 23 ec

Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23/EC

  • Subject to MRAs

  • Can use AS/NZ Standards

  • Design verification required

    • Can be done by NZ Engineers

    • IANZ registered

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Emc 2004 108 ec

EMC 2004/108/EC

  • Requires involvement of CABs.

  • CABs based in NZ.

  • Same as NB in the EU.

  • Issues Certificate of Compliance.

  • Sum of CE marked parts do not make the whole.

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Noise directive 2000 14 ec

Noise Directive 2000/14/EC

  • Applicable only to outdoors

  • Indoor noise subject to EU National Health & Safety policy.

  • Can be tested in NZ to ISO 3744

  • Test sites difficult to find.

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How to get the information

How to get the information

  • EU Web Sites

    • ec.europa.eu.int/comm/index

    • www.bsonline.bsi-global.com

  • Publications

    • T & E how to guide

    • UK Dept of Trade & Industry

    • EU based manufactures - Vickers

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Achieving compliance who can help

Achieving compliance – who can help?

  • Help yourself at first – it’s cheaper!

    • Obtain / keep paper work from suppliers.

    • Use CE – EU marked components

    • Have a documented quality system.

    • Keep plan revisions up to date.

    • Don’t reinvent the wheel, know and understand standards.

    • EU runs on paperwork – be part of it.

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Achieving compliance who can help pt 2

Achieving compliance – who can help? – pt 2

  • Use National Resources – ie IRL

  • EU Web Sites

  • IANZ

  • T & E

  • NZ Consultants

  • NZ CABs (Conformity Assessment Bodies)

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Achieving compliance who can help pt 3

Achieving compliance – who can help? – pt 3

  • You will need:

    • A time frame for compliance

    • Plans, elevations & final drawings.

    • A working prototype.

    • Standards compliance paperwork.

    • Clear lines of responsibility.

    • Photos

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Ce marking1

CE MARKING

  • Must be kept in the proportions shown.

  • Cannot be altered.

  • Must be at least 5mm in height

  • Can be included on the Builders Plate

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What if i don t have ce

What if I don’t have CE ?

  • Product is not compliant with EU Legislation.

  • Product can then be:

    • restricted

    • prohibited from sale

    • forced to withdraw from EU marketplace

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Ce marking2

CE MARKING

Not difficult

Just complicated

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