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CE & UKCA Marking - an Introduction and Practical Guide

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What is CE & UKCA Marking?

Our CE & UKCA Marking training course provides a practical approach to what you need to know to place your products on the market and into service. The course covers the principles of CE & UKCA Marking for all fields, drawing on examples from our knowledge and experience with consumer products, children's products, electrical goods and electronics.

The course covers the principles of CE marking for all fields, drawing on examples from our knowledge and experience with consumer products, children's products, electrical goods, and electronics.

TÜV SÜD has achieved CPD accreditation for this course. This represents that the learning activity has reached the required Continuing Professional Development standards and benchmarks. This CPD accredited training course allow professionals to use the learning time towards individual CPD requirements.


CE marking and your legal obligations:

  • What is CE & UKCA Marking?
  • CE & UKCA marking law
  • Directives and regulations:
    - Which apply to our products?
  • Scope:
    - What products are covered?
  • Obligations:
    - What do we need to do?
  • Conformity assessment:
    - How do we prove compliance?

Enforcement & authorities:

  • Legal status of Directives

    - Impact of Brexit

  • Market surveillance
    - Powers of enforcement authorities
  • Placing on the market / putting into service

Technical files and Testing:

  • Technical file contents
    - Introduction to risk assessments
    - Declarations and certificates of conformity    
  • Selecting the right standard
    - EC Official journal
    - Non-harmonised standards    

Example directives:

  • Low voltage devices (LVD)
  • Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
  • Restriction of hazardous substances (RoHS)
  • Energy related products (ErP)

Beyond CE marking:

  • General Product Safety Directive
  • International certification schemes    


Course Objectives Delegates will gain a good understanding of the key issues relating to CE & UKCA Marking, from the principles of the actual requirements that need to be satisfied. This will include some practical skills to enable you to implement and manage these requirements within your company. 

By the end of this training course, you will be able to:

  • Understand what CE & UKCA Marking is
  • Explain CE & UKCA Marking to others
  • Understand how to demonstrate compliance
  • Create a Declaration of Conformity
  • Prepare a technical file


Anyone involved in the design, development, production and selling of products that are placed on the European market. This includes, design engineers, project managers, engineering managers, approvals engineers, quality managers, sales managers. In particular those who sign the Declaration of Conformity. This course is intended to inform those that do not already understand CE marking requirements and to clarify and reinforce the understanding of those already familiar with the concepts.



Senior Engineer and Product Safety Specialist, TÜV SÜD

Alastair McLaughlin is a Senior Engineer and Product Safety Specialist at TÜV SÜD Product Service and has worked in Consumer Product Testing and Compliance Management since 1993.

Alastair has previously worked in PCB fabrication, major retailers' suppliers, major children's product manufacturers, and has worked at TÜV SÜD Product Service since 2009.

wHAT IS cpd?

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is used to describe the learning activities professionals engage in to develop and enhance their abilities. Engaging in Continuing Professional Development ensures that both academic and practical qualifications do not become out-dated or obsolete; allowing individuals to continually ‘up skill’ or ‘re-skill’ themselves, regardless of occupation, age or educational level.


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