Applying to the vast majority of electrical equipment in everyday use the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) 2014/35/EU states electrical equipment can only be placed on the market if it does not endanger the safety of persons, domestic animals or other equipment and goods. It is mandatory to CE Mark products that fall within the scope of this Directive and this must be supported by the correct documentation.

Element Safety Testing can provide all the services a manufacturer needs to meet the requirements of the LVD. There are key aspects which are mandatory and these must be in place before CE marking to this Directive can take place, these are:

  • Product Safety Testing to show presumption of conformity to the essential requirements of the LVD
  • Compilation of a Technical File
  • Completion of a Declaration of Conformity (DoC)

We offer impartial third party support to manufacturers in all aspects of the CE Marking Directive; from design consultation, full product safety testing, Technical File compilation and review.

Element can issue the third party qualification necessary to provide vital market advantage and confidence in placing a product on the market.

For the EU markets as a BIS (formerly the DTi) Notified Body under the LVD, the documentation that we issue is in a recognised format and thus should ensure universal acceptability by enforcement authorities throughout the EU.

As a Certification Body Test Laboratory we offer the TRaC mark to anyone meeting the requirements of our National Certification Body (NCB) scheme, under the IECEE certification scheme.

It should be remembered that the incorrect CE marking of products can carry severe penalties both for the company and for the individual responsible for signing the DoC.

Complimentary / Related Services

For those that need guidance on the regulatory requirements for a particular product we can provide Early Stage Qualification (ESQ®) services to support them through the testing and approval of wireless products and components.

Our Certification team provides the Certification Services required for Market Access for North America, Japan and Korea as well as Notified Body Services for Europe.

Element's Global Approvals team provide services to help those looking to export their radio products into the Global Market place.

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