CE Marking

What is CE Marking? Do you need to CE Mark your machines? Find out more here.

UKCA Machinery Designated Standards
Posted in CE Marking, UKCA Marking on Sep 09, 2022
EN ISO 12100:2010 Safety of machinery - General principles for design - Risk assessment and risk reduction (ISO 12100:2010) A   - 01/01/2021
EN 349:1993+A1:2008 Safety of machinery - Minimum gaps to avoid crushing of parts of the human body B   - 01/01/2021
EN 547-1:1996+A1:2008 Safety of machinery - Human body measurements - Part 1: Principles for determining the dimensions required for openings for whole body access into machinery B   - 01/01/2021
EN 547-2:1996+A1:2008 Safety of machinery - Human body measurements - Part 2: Principles for determini...
CE Marking Machines Guide for Large Plant
Posted in CE Marking on Aug 17, 2022

Jan 21, 2016

The facts, the myths and your FAQs.

You probably know that new machinery should have a CE mark on it. You might not know the lines of responsibility for that CE mark and its associated requirements. This guide highlights the myths and facts and answers your burning questions around the CE marking of machines with a particular focus on large plant. Large plant will normally be classified as an assembly of machines (AOM) for the purposes of the Machinery Directive (MD).

The failure of the supply chains, supporting functions in project management and user ignorance will too often res...

What are the CE marking regulations and directives?
Posted in CE Marking on Aug 17, 2022

Before you can affix the CE marking to your product, you have to comply with the regulations and directives drawn up by the EU. The standards for these legislative pieces have been outlined in the European harmonised standards of the European Commission.

Regarding CE marking regulations and directives

It is best practice to follow the rules laid out in the harmonised standards, but you can also find your own route to conformity. Make sure to follow the CE marking process for a smooth path to compliance.

Before you can establish which CE marking legislation to look at, you should check what rul...

Enforcement of CE marking for machinery
Posted in CE Marking on Aug 17, 2022

Industrial Machines without CE marking

Several manufacturers have placed machinery on the EU market after 1994 without affixing the CE mark. Machinery as such is in use even though it does not meet the requirements set up in the Machinery Directive and other legislative pieces. Specifically the Work Equipment Directive and its UK implementation, The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Directive.

CE marking of industrial machines is mandatory. All machines that are put into service or put on the market in the EU since 1994 must comply with the directives and regulations drawn up by the EU. Desp...

What are the CE marking requirements?
Posted in CE Marking on Aug 17, 2022

The CE marking has been put in place to ensure products on the market comply with the directives of the EU. There are a number of CE marking requirements to keep in mind. The requirements range from knowing and complying with the directives to affixing the CE marking the right way.

Comply with the CE marking directives

There are different legal requirements that apply to different products. The EU has laid these out in their harmonised European standards. These standards list how you can best go about meeting the directives and regulations set up by the EU.

The directives applicable to machine...

What is the CE marking process?
Posted in CE Marking on Aug 17, 2022

The road to affixing a CE mark can be confusing. An often-asked question is ‘What is the CE marking process?’ In this article we try to shed some light on the different steps you have to take to comply with the EU directives and be able to place those two letters on your product.

Step 1: Identify the applicable directives for your product

The very first step of the CE marking process is to verify whether your product should be marked or not. In short, you have to check whether your product requires any CE marking at all.

To do so, you can check what the CE marking requirements are. Amongst the...

The Cost of CE Marking
Posted in CE Marking on Aug 17, 2022

When organisations are looking to CE Mark their machinery, a question at the top of the list is “How much does it cost?”.

Unfortunately, there is no set answer, and is akin to sourcing quotes for an extension on your home. The cost would depend on many variables including the size of the extension, the fittings required (if any) and whether you were going to carry out any of the labour-intensive work yourself.

Typically, CE Marking machinery can cost anything from £1,500 to £4,000 per machine depending on the complexity of the machine, whether it is in an assembly of machines or whether there ...

What is CE Certification?
Posted in CE Marking on Aug 17, 2022

CE certification simply means that a product has been ‘CE Marked’. CE Marking is a certification mark that indicates conformity with health, safety, and environmental protection standards for products sold within the European Economic Area (EEA)

The European Commission has referred to CE marking as a “European Passport” for products.

The letters “CE” are the abbreviation of French phrase “Conformité Européene” which translates to “European Conformity”. CE Marking replaced the initial term ‘EC Mark’ under the Directive 93/68/EEC in 1993.

The CE mark is a key indicator that a product has been as...

What is the Purpose of CE Marking?
Posted in CE Marking on Aug 17, 2022

Familiar with the CE certification, but just not sure what the actual purpose of CE Marking is? Businesses profit greatly from this mandatory certification. Not only does it show your products are safe to use, it also makes it easier to export your product to other countries.

Purpose #1: No restrictions with CE Marking

One of the greatest purposes of CE Marking is that you get to place your products across Europe without restriction. You won’t need any additional certification to sell your product in countries within the European Union and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. You’ll get to not o...

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