The Safety Mark
CE stands for "Comminutes Europeans". All devices bearing the CE mark have a "passport" for the EU countries. This mark documents that the manufacturer has applied the Directives applicable for the device. No member state may prohibit, limit or obstruct the bringing into circulation or commissioning of the device on its territory.
CE Mark will help your company to:
- CE Marking on a product is a manufacturer's declaration that the product complies with the essential requirements of the relevant European health, safety and environmental protection legislations, in practice by many of the so-called Product Directives.
- CE Marking on a product indicates to governmental officials that the product may be legally placed on the market in their country.
- CE Marking on a product ensures the free movement of the product within the EFTA & European Union (EU) single market (total 30 countries).
- CE Marking on a product permits the withdrawal of the non-conforming products by customs and enforcement/vigilance authorities.
The conformity assessment procedure demonstrates the compliance of a device with the essential health and safety requirements. This evaluation can be based on harmonized standards. If these are complied with, it can be assumed that the essential health and safety requirements are also met. Depending on the category of equipment concerned, the manufacturer must introduce a quality assurance module for series production and, if necessary, have this assessed by a body recognized for this purpose. Once the assessment procedure has been completed, the manufacturer will issue a declaration of conformity and affix the CE mark.