Design the product to meet the standards from the outset. Start with the end in mind
Compliance for electronic products can seem like a minefield but luckily we offer guidance and can advise on your next steps.
We can help with
- UKCA compliance support
- FCC support
- RED (Radio Equipment Directive)
- LVD (Low voltage directive) compliance support
- Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive compliance
What type of compliance do I need?
Most products sold have to meet prescribed standards.
But depending on the product these can include wireless communications, electro-magnetic compatibility, safety or other standards. This means the types of product and their potential impacts of failure generally inform the type of testing required.
Can I self-certify?
Many products sold in the UK and Europe can be self-certified. This doesn’t mean that there is no requirement for risk assessments or testing. For example, where the products are covered by a harmonised European standard the manufacturer of each product must have an evidence folder including risk assessments, controlled drawings and test results.
In addition life safety products have more stringent requirements, often needing the involvement of third parties known as notified bodies.
See how we helped with compliance by downloading our leaflet
When in the product development process should I think about compliance?
We advice looking at standards as early as possible so you don’t run into delays or unexpected costs later. Read about how pre-compliance can affect lifetime profitability of your electronic products here. If you are still at the feasibility stage of your project we can help there too.
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