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United Kingdom - Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016

Open the doors to the United Kingdom with third party certification of Electrical Equipment

‘Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016’ is applicable to equipment within specific voltage ranges per kind of current, which are manufactured or sold and operated in the UK. Exemptions from the scope of the regulations apply to e.g. electrical equipment for use in explosive atmospheres or on ships, aircrafts or railways. Manufacturers’ obligations consist in drawing up the technical documentation and carry out the conformity assessment procedure set out in Schedule 2 (or have it carried out). ‘Principal elements of the safety objectives‘ are described in Schedule 1, e.g. protection against hazards arising from the electrical equipment or hazards which may be caused by external influences on the electrical equipment. Further obligations apply to authorized representatives, importers and distributors. Different requirements apply in Northern Ireland. Contact us if you need an independent proof of your electrical equipment complying with the ‘Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016’ and UK standards. As a UK Approved Body, TÜV Rheinland is authorized to provide you with services in respect of various UK regulations.

Detailed Information

Technical aspects Safety
Market surveillance Yes
Obligation Mandatory
Factory inspection No
Sample testing Yes

​Unlimited for 'Certificates of Conformity'

Product Scope

​​Electrical equipment designed for use with a voltage rating of between 50 and 1000V for alternating current and between 75 and 1500V for direct current

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