Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Will you Meet the CE Marking Challenge and Make it Work to your Advantage?

DHF leads the way on CE marking 

The relentless march of legislation concerns all manufacturers and suppliers in the door sector. But as well as raising fears, new legislation can also bring with it new opportunity within the market place.

From July 2013, when the new Construction Products Regulation (CPR) comes into being, CE marking will start to become compulsory. A product such as an industrial door cannot be placed on the market without a CE mark if it is covered by a harmonised standard. Where the harmonised standard has not yet been published, CE marking will still become compulsory, but at a later date.

Is CE marking yet another onerous burden ... or can manufacturers and suppliers gain benefit from it? Before companies can find out the answers to those questions, it is vital they learn as much as possible about CE marking and what they must do to prepare for it.

With that in mind, the DHF is hosting two seminars on CE marking for its members. At the first, which took place recently for producers of industrial doors and shutters, DHF general manager and secretary Michael Skelding gave a detailed overview of CE marking and the CPR which underpins the new legislation. DHF technical officer Ray Nowell gave a presentation on standards and testing. Paul Duggan of Exova Warringtonapt answered members’ questions about notified bodies.

DHF executive chairman Bob Perry said that the DHF was ................

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