RoHS Directive 2011/65 & 2015/863 (RoHS 3)

RoHS is an English abbreviation and stands for Restriction of Hazardous Substances.

The RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU is part of the CE marking procedure. By affixing the CE marking in accordance with the RoHS Directive, the manufacturer or importer confirms that his electrical or electronic equipment (including the underlying components) is free of hazardous substances.

‘Electrical and electronic equipment’ means devices that rely on electric currents or electromagnetic fields to operate properly with a voltage of up to 1 000 volts at alternating current and 1 500 volts at direct current.

The RoHS Directiveprovides restrictions on the use of lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, PBB and PBDE in electrical and electronic equipment. As of 22 July 2019, Directive 2015/863 (RoHS 3) has entered into force and prohibits the use of DEHP, BBP, DBP and DIBP in electrical and electronic equipment. At the same time the ‘open standard’ (category 11 in accordance with Annex I of the RoHS Directive) also entered into force, requiring all electrical and electronic equipment (with the exception of products not covered by the Directive) to comply with the RoHS Directive.

RoHS - Our Expertise

Our skillful engineers at Certification Company have all the necessary expertise regarding the RoHS Directive at their disposal in order to fully perform the entire CE certification procedure of your electrical and electronic equipment on your behalf. Our specialists are TÜV certified, accredited safety experts and are capable of performing a complete conformity assessment procedure in accordance with the RoHS Directive and any other applicable CE product regulations. You can rest assured that your product will be assessed professionally and impartially in order to place it legally approved on the market.

How can we help you?

  • Carry out complete CE conformity assessment procedures
  • Classification of your electrical and electronic equipmentto determine whether it falls within the scope of the RoHS Directive
  • Perform measurements on homogeneous materials in order to assess whether these materials contain no more than the maximum concentration value of the restricted substances tolerated by weight, in accordance with the RoHS Directive.
  • Provide documentation in order to demonstrateconformity with the RoHS Directive.
  • File management of your Technical Documentation
  • Draw up EU Declaration of Conformity
  • Provide advice on affixing the CE marking

Six steps to CE marking RoHS

01Classification Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEA)

Determine whether the EEA falls within the scope of the RoHS Directive.

02Determine grounds for exclusions or exemptions

Determine whether the EEA fits the exclusions provided by the RoHS Directive, or whether the application is exempted as specified in Annex III and IV of the RoHS Directive.

03Technical Documentation

Compile necessary Technical Documentation using European harmonised standard EN 50581.

04Conformity assessment procedure

Perform conformity assessment procedure according to Module A (Internal Production Control Procedure).

05EU Declaration of Conformity

Draw up the EU Declaration of Conformity after fully demonstrating conformity with the RoHS Directive.

06CE marking

Provide instructions for affixing the CE marking in accordance with the requirements of the RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU.

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