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The DIRECTIVES and STANDARDS listed here may have been subsequently REVISED . You must refer to the CURRENT REVISION and AMENDMENTS if any.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


The Mark of Compliance

The mark of compliance

The CE Mark is the manufacturers guarantee that their product adheres to all the relevant directives and standards that are used to determine compliance.
It is therefore important to ensure the product fully complies with all relevant directives, legislation and codes of practice within your industry.
The advantage of the CE mark is that it ensures free movement of goods throughout Europe and proves that the product complies with the relevant requirements of the European Community.
 Of course, the biggest difficulties are in knowing:
  • Which directives apply to the products
  • Which standards apply
  • How to confirm compliance
  • Who to contact
Sira can offer advice, training and consultancy in relation to CE compliance. By discussing your requirements, we can advise on the directives and standards that apply to you, the route to achieving compliance, and undertake any work that may be required along the way.

Our relationships with other 3rd party compliance organisations enable Sira to provide a single source of CE compliance guidance.

Compliance with European Directives

The ‘New Approach’ Directives set out essential requirements, in general terms, which must be met before you can sell your products in Europe.
Published standards set out the technical details, and these are used to assess and test products to show that they meet the essential requirements in the Directive. 

As well as ATEX, other prominent directives include:

Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC Directive)

The design and construction of all electrical and electronic equipment to ensure that they do not cause, or are not unduly affected by electromagnetic interference.

Low Voltage Directive (LVD)

The design and construction of all electrical equipment to ensure that it does not jeopardise the safety of people, domestic animals and property.

Machinery Directive

Any necessary research of tests on components, fittings or the completed machinery or safety components to determine, whether by its design or construction, the machine is capable of being erected and put into service safely.
Manufacturers who need to comply with the Machinery Directive must also ensure that a technical file is stored at a location within the EU. Sira provides storage services for those clients outside of the EU, which ensure manufacturers can comply with the Directive. Download the price list for this service be clicking on the icon below

 Sira Technical File Services for the Machinery Directive

For more information concerning these directives, please visit our CE - New Approach Directives resource section by clicking here

Compliance to Directives

Sira is able to offer project management and compliance services to the above directives. For more information please contact Sira

For more information about CE compliance, please contact Sira by emailing
or tel +44 (0) 1244 670 900


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