Electrical equipment intended for Great Britain, designed for use with a voltage rating of 50-1000 V AC and 75-1500 V DC, generally needs to meet the requirements of The Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016. The regulation states that electrical equipment can only be placed on the market if it provides a high level of protection to the health and safety of persons, domestic animals, and property.
Products that fall within the scope of this regulation are also required to carry the UKCA mark, and the correct documentation to support the manufactures declaration of conformity.
Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016 requirements
Element provides the guidance and services a manufacturer needs to meet the requirements of the regulation. There are four key aspects that are required, and these must be in place before UKCA marking to this regulation can take place:
- An analysis and assessment of the risks associated with the product.
- Product safety testing and assessments. Testing to designated standard(s) will assist manufacturers by offering a presumption of conformity to the essential requirements (safety objectives) of the regulation.
- Compilation of the Technical Documentation as required by the regulation.
- Guidance on the completion of the Declaration of Conformity (DoC).
Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016 services
We offer impartial third-party support to manufacturers in all aspects of the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations, from design advice, full product safety testing, Technical File compilation, and review.
Element can issue the third party qualification necessary to provide a vital market advantage and confidence in placing a product on the market.
For those that need guidance on the regulatory requirements for a particular product, we can provide a product certification advisory service to support them through the testing and approval of their products and components.
Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulation guidance
Like all UKCA Marking legislation, the Electrical Equipment Safety Regulation is a legal text and requires some interpretation of its contents and application. As a result, the UK Government has issued a guidance document that provides clarification on how to apply the regulation.
The Element advantage
Our Certification team provides the Certification Services required for Market Access for many countries throughout the world as well as Notified Body Services for Europe.
As a Certification Body Test Laboratory (CBTL) and a National Certification Body (NCB), we can test and certify your electrical products to the IECEE CB scheme, which has significant market access advantages, including reduced test costs and time to market. Element's Global Market Access team offers further services to help those looking to export their products into the Global Market place.
For more information about Electrical Equipment Safety Regulations 2016, or to request a quote, contact us today.
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