Designed to Ensure That the Use of a Product Does not Present a Hazard to the User | Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU
Electrical Safety Testing - CB Test Laboratory
Electrical Safety testing forms a central part of CE Marking for most products and is designed to ensure that the use of a product does not present a hazard to the user.
We offer electrical safety assessments and compliance testing to International, European and National standards. Testing to these standards can be used to demonstrate compliance to the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) 2014/35/EU.
Typically standards, and therefore testing, covers:
- Electric shock hazards
- Energy related hazards
- Heat related Hazards
- Mechanical hazards
- Chemical Hazards
- Abnormal operation, including faults and failures within the equipment.
As with Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), it is important to consider safety requirements at the design stage.
YES is part of the IECEE CB Scheme as a CB Test Laboratory (CBTL). The scheme operates in over 50 countries including North America.
Testing your product under the CB Scheme at one of our UKAS accredited test Laboratories in the UK, reduces the need for duplicate testing, saving both time and money, whilst gaining access to a truly Global Market.
How can we help
York EMC Services can help manufacturers meet the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive by offering support in all areas of the directive including:
- Design consultation
- UKAS accredited Electrical Safety testing
- Compilation and review of Technical Files
CE Marking is a requirement by law and failing to adhere or incorrect CE Marking can result in severe penalties not only for a company but also for those individuals responsible for documentation.
The New Low Voltage (LV) Directive 2014/35/EU
The New LV Directive 2014/35/EU came into force on 20th April 2016 with no transition period.
The provisions in the new Directive have an affect not just on Manufacturers but also Authorised Representatives, Importers and Distributors in the EU.
To view the new Low Voltage Directive (LVD) visit the European Commission's EEI Directives webpage here.
2014/35/EU is the new Low Voltage Directive which came into force on 20th April 2016
2014/30/EU is the new EMC Directive which came into force on the same date.