5 Product certifications - What they mean
Restriction of Hazardous Substance Directive (RoHS)
This label ensures that a product is safe from various hazardous substances such as
Lead and Mercury.
The RoHS directive primarily aims at electrical products such as household
appliances, networking devices, lighting and medical devices.
European Conformity (CE)
European Conformity (CE) mark is a label found in just about any electrical product in the market.
The CE mark is required by the European Union Committee for manufacturers to show conformity if they want their product to enter the European market. Their conformity indicates that the manufacturers have
assessed and tested their products and found them safe and not hazardous
to the community and the environment.
Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
The RoHS directive aims to limit the use of hazardous materials in electrical products,
and the WEEE directive aims to regulate the proper disposal and recycling of these products.
WEEE compliance indicates that a manufacturer is
practicing and offering proper electronic waste management to the users. This is mandatory in most international markets.
Double Insulated Electrical Appliance
A square within a square symbol means an electrical appliance has been assessed by a certified PAT (Portable Appliance Testing) engineer.
Electrical appliances that show this logo mean that the item has been double insulated and does not require a ground connection.
Attaching labels to all appliances and cables after they’ve been PAT tested is the easiest way to monitor each item. Separate records of any PAT testing that has been carried out should be kept.
This is especially useful in the event that a label falls off an appliance. It is also common practice to keep Maintenance Record Folders.
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