Low Voltage Directive (LVD) safety testing and CB Scheme 2004/108/EC and 2014/35/EU - York EMC Services Ltd

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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.

Please refer to our UKAS schedule for details of specific standards we are accredited to and contact us for a full list of standards we can test to.

Typically standards, and therefore testing, covers:

  • Electric shock hazards
  • Energy related hazards
  • Fire
  • Heat related Hazards
  • Mechanical hazards
  • Radiation
  • 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.

CB Scheme 

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.

We can also provide access to Nationally Recognised Test Laboratory (NRTL) Certification by MET Labs in North America for access to North America and Canada including Factory Audits.

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 learn more about 2014/35/EU you may wish to attend our one Day Training course entitled "The Low Voltage Directive Explained". For details and forthcoming dates please click here.

To view the new Low Voltage Directive (LVD) visit the European Commission's EEI Directives webpage here.

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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.