Who is responsible for testing the CE marking?
Stating that a CE marking will be tested, is not correct. The CE marking is affixed to a product (by the manufacturer). By affixing the CE marking the manufacturer (or the importer who places the product on the market under his own trade name) confirms that the product conforms with all relevant essential safety requirements.
The manufacturer can test a product, in order to confirm conformity. In most cases, however, the manufacturer will choose to have the product tested by an accredited testing laboratory. In some cases the manufacturer is required to designate a so called Notified Body to carry out specific tasks (as laid down in the relevant conformity assessment procedures). The tasks of a Notified Body may include the testing of a product, but most of the time the verification of Technical Documentation will be included.
Certification Company can provide your company support in determining the relevant essential safety requirements, the selection of the relevant harmonised standards, as a result of which a product will be tested. We are also able of taking responsibility of the entire procedure and carry it out completely on your behalf.
By making use of our large global network, we are often able to test products at a lower rate, without losing lead time (in fact, we can often shorten the lead time).
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