What is the CE marking ?
The CE mark is a mandatory European marking for certain product groups to indicate conformity with the essential health and safety requirements set out in European Directives.
To permit the use of a CE mark on a product, proof that the item meets the relevant requirements must be documented. The term initially used was "EC Mark" and it was officially replaced by "CE Marking" in the Directive 93/68/EEC in 1993. "CE Marking" is now used in all EU official documents. "CE Mark" is also in use, but it is not the official term.
The CE marking is already known since it is applied to household appliances, computers, toys etc.
By using the CE marking, the manufacturer or its representative within the European Union declares that the product concerned conforms with the general safety provisions included in the CE marking directive.
The letters CE (European Community) are applied by the manufacturer of the product and confirm that such product complies with the relevant European Directives e.g. Directive on machinery, Directive on electromagnetic compatibility, Directive on construction products.
Over time, CE marking will be compulsory for all products.
From 1st July 2013 the, CPR ( construction products regulation ) replaces the 89/106/EEC directive in order to simplify and clarify the existing framework, and improve the trasparency and effectivness of the existing measures.