As part of the new Low Voltage Directive, manufacturers are required to include an ‘adequate analysis and risk assessment for their equipment within technical files. What this means is that a Risk Assessment should be undertaken as part of the conformity process. Product Risk Assessments have been around for a number of years now with the Machinery and Medical Devices Directive all having them as a requirement, but it will now become a common requirement across all of the new CE Marking Directives.
The purpose of the risk assessment is to help manufacturers identify the hazards relevant to their products and to use this information to help identify the applicable essential requirements of the directive and any standards that can be employed to reduce or eliminate the risks. Whilst risk assessments can be subjective, Gainspeed is available to help manufacturers through the process.
To help you understand the process, we have created a quick guide on what to expect from this service.
On average a full risk assessment only takes between 1-2 days depending on the client and product!