The Radio Equipment Directive (RED) 2014/53/EU

The Radio Equipment Directive applies to electrical or electronic products which intentionally emit and/or receive radio waves. Examples of radio equipment include televisions, mobile phones, bluetooth equipment and Wi-Fi products, and Internet of Things (IoT) equipment.

Radio equipment must be constructed so as to ensure :

  • the protection of health and safety of persons and domestic pets – including the maintenance of the objectives with respect to the safety requirements set out in the Low Voltage Directive;.
  • an appropriate level of electromagnetic compatibility as described in the EMC Directive;
  • an effective and efficient use of the radio spectrum.

The Radio Equipment Directive does not apply to:

  • equipment used by radio amateurs that is not made available on the market;
  • marine equipment covered by Directive 2014/90/EU;
  • aviation products covered by Regulation (EC) No 216/2008;
  • custom-built evaluation kits used by professionals for R&D objectives;
  • equipment used for public security, defence and state security.

Radio Equipment Directive (RED) 2014/53/EU

The Radio Equipment Directive (RED) 2014/53/EU applies to electrical or electronic products that intentionally emit and/or receive radio waves, such as televisions, mobile phones and Wi-Fi equipment.

CE Marking Radio Equipment (RED) - Our Expertise

Certification Company has the necessary skills and expertise at its disposal, in order to fully perform the entire CE certification assessment procedure of your radio equipment on your behalf. Our specialists are well-informed in regard to the Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU requirements and they will assist you with compiling the Technical Documentation.

Most of the tests (electrical safety and EMC) can be carried out in-house. Other test scan be carried out in accredited test laboratories. In case an EU-type examination is required for your radio equipment, we will designate a Notified Body on your behalf. You can rest assured that your radio equipment will be assessed professionally and impartially, for the purpose of placing it legally approved on the market.

CE conformity assessment

Implementation of full CE conformity assessment procedures

Qualification and classification

Qualification and classification of your radio equipment

Product testing

Perform (or outsource) tests in accordance with European (harmonised) standards

EU-type examination

Designate a Notified Body and provide consultation services in regard to the implementation of EU-type examination

Technical Files

Compilation and assessment of the Technical Documentation

User manual

Verify instruction manuals, markings, and label (safety information)

EU Declaration of Conformity

Draw up the EU Declaration of Conformity and provide instructions for affixing the CE marking

Six steps to CE certification of Radio Equipment

01Product classification

Determine whether the product falls within the scope of the Radio equipment Directive (RED) and/or other CE product regulations.

02Risk assessment

An analysis to determine the risks and essential health and safety requirements applicable to your radio equipment.

03Conformity procedure

Assessment of requirements established in step 2 in accordance with European harmonised or ETIS standards, including product testing.

04Technical Documentation

Compile or verify technical documentation, including markings, instruction manuals and labels.

05EU Declaration of Conformity

Draw up the EU Declaration of Conformity in order to confirm compliance of the product with the CE product requirements.

06CE marking

Provide instructions for affixing the CE marking in accordance with the requirements of the Radio Equipment Directive.

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