5 Useful Tools for CE Marking of Products

CE marking

2020-06-25

5 Useful Tools for CE Marking of Products

All five tools for CE marking of products described below are included in the Global Product Compliance Management System of Clever Compliance. These tools are particularly suitable for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and large market players with compliance departments.

tools for ce marking of products

Tool I. Legislation finder

An innovative and user-friendly digital tool that helps companies save time and money so they can focus on innovation and growth. It enables users to find relevant information on how their products are regulated and provide them with a better understanding of their legal obligations.

The current version of the Legislation Finder covers the product regulation in Europe (CE marking). An upcoming update will also allow users to track their legal duties in the United States. Each piece of product legislation includes a summary of relevant information and links to the full legal texts.

The way the tool works is quite simple. Users are asked a series of questions through which the tool analyses their products and lists all relevant product safety laws (e.g. CE directives and regulations). As a bonus, users can even customise the results by adding their own legislation to a product. 

An integrated video tutorial is also available, showing users how to employ the database to track their legal obligations.

Tool II. Harmonised standards

This tool lets you explore the list of harmonised European standards, saving you a lot of time and energy in the process. The database allows a free search by names, titles and scope and users can also select specific legal act to shorten the generated result.

For instance, a user can find harmonised standards applicable to lung ventilators by merely writing ‘lung ventilator’ in the search box. Then, the unique tool of Clever Compliance will generate a list of relevant standards.

Upon search, the digital feature provides a short description of each standard, including name, title, legal act, validity period and a reference number in the Official Journal.

Tool III. Documentation manager

Another great tool developed by Clever Compliance for facilitating the product certification activities within a company is the Documentation Manager.

This tool enables users to store and access documents digitally through a cloud-based platform. It helps them track, manage and store electronic documents in various formats (e.g. pdf, .doc and jpeg). The Documentation Manager decreases employees’ workload and allows easy, continuous control, security and monitor of compliance documentation.

The digital tool can be used by multiple users of the same company simultaneously, allowing easy collaboration within various departments. Other benefits include remote access, lower IT costs and real-time updates to documents.

Tool IV. Documentation generator

The name of this tool is self-explanatory. The Documentation Generator allows users to design, generate and distribute important product compliance, project and other documentation.

An upcoming update will also enable users to set up document templates, streamlining the production of legal documents, increasing workplace efficiency and ensuring a high level of governance and quality.     

Tool V. Documentation requirements

The last tool in the set of tools for CE marking of products is the Documentation Requirements. This tool is a key part of the process for the development and legalisation of a new product. It communicates specific information regarding the legal requirements a product must meet to become compliant with applicable legislation. This useful tool for CE marking of products makes sure that the user understands what is needed from a product and why it is needed.

For example, if a user wants to learn a product’s requirements according to a specific legal act (e.g. LVD 2014/35/EU), they simply select the legislation in question from the drop-down menu, and all requirements are listed within seconds. Each provision is accompanied by a short description and a reference to a section of the relevant legislation.

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