What does the manufacturer have to do to get the CE marking?
They must make sure the product complies with all the requirements of the applicable CE marking directives and regulations. Some of these requirements are about the product and others are about the manufacturer’s information and procedures.
The essential requirements are about the design, manufacture, testing, and user information to minimize the risks from the product. Most legislation is about risks to health and safety but some is about risks to the environment, product performance, compatibility and measuring accuracy.
There are also administrative requirements such as:
- getting compliance approved by a notified body for some products
- keeping compliance information in case it is needed
- completing and, for some products, supplying a declaration of conformity
- applying the CE marking
- being identifiable as the manufacturer
- having adequate traceability of products, components, suppliers, and customers
- being able to mitigate risks in case products present a risk.