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  • Welcome to gainspeed Ltd,

    CE Marking Specialists

    A South Wales based Product  Certification and training company, specialising in supporting small to medium enterprises in meeting their CE Marking obligations

  • Specialists in EMC and Low Voltage

    (Safety) Directives

    We specialise in European and Worldwide approvals.

  • Flexible, Professional, and Affordable Service

    We are a small organisation employing only

    highly experienced associates.

CE Marking

The letters ‘CE’ appear on many products that are traded on the single market in the European Economic Area (EEA).

The CE marking is required for many products. It:

  • shows that the manufacturer has checked that these products meet EU safety, health or environmental requirements
  • is an indicator of a product’s compliance with EU legislation
  • allows the free movement of products within the European market

By placing the CE marking on a product a manufacturer is declaring, on his sole responsibility, conformity with all of the legal requirements to achieve CE marking. The manufacturer is thus ensuring validity for that product to be sold throughout the EEA. This also applies to products made in third countries which are sold in the EEA and Turkey.

More information can be found here

CE marking is a mandatory requirement for certain types of products that are sold within the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA). CE marking indicates that a product meets the essential health and safety requirements set out in the relevant EU Directives and Regulations.

Here is a guide on how to CE mark your product in the UK:

  1. Determine which EU Directives and Regulations apply to your product: The first step in CE marking your product is to determine which EU Directives and Regulations apply to it. There are over 20 different EU Directives and Regulations that apply to various types of products.
  2. Conduct a risk assessment: Once you have determined which Directives and Regulations apply to your product, you will need to conduct a risk assessment to identify any potential hazards and the measures that need to be taken to mitigate them.
  3. Prepare technical documentation: You will need to prepare a technical file that includes information on the design, manufacture, and performance of your product, as well as any relevant test reports and certificates.
  4. Carry out any necessary testing: Depending on the type of product, you may need to have it tested by an independent third-party test laboratory to ensure that it meets the relevant standards and requirements.
  5. Apply the CE mark: Once you have completed the above steps, you can apply the CE mark to your product. The CE mark must be affixed to the product itself, or to its packaging or user manual, in a way that is visible, legible and indelible.
  6. Keep records: It’s important to keep records of your CE marking process, including the results of any testing and the details of the risk assessment, in case they are needed for future reference or in case of an inspection by UK or EU authorities.

It’s important to note that while CE marking is mandatory for certain types of products, it is the responsibility of the manufacturer or importer to ensure that their products comply with the relevant EU Directives and Regulations and carry the CE mark.

It is also important to note that since the UK has left the EU, the CE mark may not be valid for products sold in the UK. It is advisable to check with the relevant authorities in the UK for any specific requirements.