CE Marking

If you are new to CE marking and need more information and help on the subject please read the following pages.  We have tried to place as much information and guide in here to give you direction on the subject.  The CE mark looks like this :

What is CE marking?

CE Marking applies to a wide range of products that are manufactured in Europe or imported into the EU.  The CE mark is affixed to the product and is a statement from the manufacture or importer that the equipment meets all relevant requirements and EU directive for CE marking.

What products need CE marking?

Most products require the marking, if the product falls within the scope of at least one of the CE marking directives and is not specifically excluded it must be CE marked.  Advice and help can be given by contacting us..

The directives requiring CE marking affect the following product groups:

  • Active implantable medical devices (excludes surgical instruments)
  • Appliances burning gaseous fuels
  • Cableway installations designed to carry persons
  • Construction products according to Regulation (EU) No. 305/2011 under specific rules
  • Eco-design of energy related products
  • Electromagnetic compatibility
  • Equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres
  • Explosives for civil uses
  • Hot-water boilers
  • In vitro diagnostic medical devices
  • Lifts
  • Low voltage
  • Machinery
  • Measuring Instruments
  • Medical devices
  • Noise emission in the environment
  • Non-automatic weighing instruments
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Pressure equipment
  • Pyrotechnics
  • Radio and telecommunications terminal equipment
  • Recreational craft
  • Restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment RoHS 2
  • Safety of toys
  • Simple pressure vessels

Is CE Marking Compulsory?

If your product falls under at least one of the CE marking directives then the answer is yes..  For failing to mark or incorrectly marking products a maximum of 3 months in jail and a £5000 fine (for the director of the offending company).

What does CE marking involve?

Basically designing a product to meet the relevant standards, creating a Technical File or testing and producing a Declaration of Conformity.

A great web site to have a look at is Government web site on CE Marking

CE Directives

EMC Directive 2014/30/EU 

Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC

Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU

Machinery Directive 2006/42/EU

ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU

WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU