TÜV SÜD is a Notified Body for the Low Voltage Directive. The Low Voltage Directive involves conformity assessment procedures and Essential Health and Safety Requirements (EHSRs) which products must meet directly or by means of harmonised standards before being placed on the European market.
The Low Voltage Directive ensures that electrical equipment within certain voltage limits provides high level of protection for European citizens and a single market in the European Union. The Directive covers electrical equipment with a voltage between 50 and 1000 V for alternating current and between 75 and 1500 V for direct current. These voltage ratings refer to the voltage of the electrical input or output, not to voltages that may appear inside the equipment. For electrical equipment within its scope, the Directive covers all health and safety risks, thus ensuring that electrical equipment is safe in its intended use.
The manufacturer, or their authorised representative in the EU, should declare compliance of the product to the requirements of the applicable directives before placing the CE mark on it and, in so doing, takes legal responsibility for the product. It is therefore important to have some documentary evidence of having interpreted the requirements of the relevant directives and evidence of testing to demonstrate conformity with these requirements.
TÜV SÜD offers a range of services to assist manufacturers or their agents in CE Marking products that they are placing on the EU market:
We perform testing at our UKAS accredited facilities at Fareham, Hampshire or at your premises using our Testing at Manufacturers’ Premises (TMP) service
Our consultants and engineers possess a wealth of knowledge and experience, which they are happy to share through consultancy projects and bespoke training courses held at our facilities or at your own site
You will receive test reports within 5 days of completing the testing