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Excerpt Low Voltage Directive 2014/35 / EU :
Annex III Module A, Item 2. Technical documentation
The manufacturer prepares the technical documentation.On the basis of these documents, it must be possible to assess the conformity of an electrical equipment with the relevant requirements
They must contain a suitable risk analysis and assessment
A risk analysis must include possible risks of the complete "life cycle" of a device, from the time of placing on the market until disposal.
This includes e.g.also transport, storage, packaging, limits of the product, intended use, identification of hazards, risk assessment and many more points.
With a risk analysis you take no risk!
"Our products have a GS mark, a 'CE certification', TÜV, EMC .... what do we need a risk analysis for?"
Again and again, this statement is predominantly obtained from economic operators that are part of the supply and distribution chain, as well as from manufacturers from non-EU countries. As such statements show, after the entry into force of both the new Low Voltage Directive (NSPRL) 2014/35 / EU and the new EMC Directive 2014/30 / EU on 20.04.2016, many affected players are not aware that the provision of a risk analysis also was mandatory for household appliances from this key date.
If no suitable RA is available, CE-marked household appliances are no longer compliant with the Directive. That means compliance with the directive is suggested externally by the CE mark but it does not reflect the facts.
Especially with market inspections by the supervisory authorities or in case of damage, an RA is of essential importance
What is allowed, what can and what should an operating manual contain in order to meet the requirements of a risk analysis?
This question should also occupy the distributor.
Contact me, I will gladly advise you.
You can not express a justification for a risk analysis more compactly