Directive 2014/35/EU, Low Voltage (LV): IMQ conformity testing and technical support

The Low Voltage Directive establishes the safety criteria that electrically powered materials, equipment and machinery must meet in order to be placed on the market. The directive makes the CE marking of products mandatory. To affix this marking, the manufacturer must prepare the necessary technical documentation to enable the product’s conformity with the requirements of the directive to be assessed and, once conformity has been ascertained, must draw up and sign a declaration of conformity. The manufacturer must also take all necessary measures to design the manufacturing process in such a way as to ensure that the product conforms with the technical documentation and the requirements of the directive.

Support provided by IMQ

IMQ can support customers by means of the following services:

  •  Technical/regulatory support aimed at identifying the relevant directive and the standards harmonised with it
  • Performance of all the necessary tests to verify conformity with the requirements of the directive
  • Issuance of test certificates certifying conformity with a technical standard
  • Support in the preparation of the mandatory technical documentation to be kept at the disposal of the competent supervisory authorities
  • Testing and/or support with the drawing up of the necessary procedures to ensure that series production remains in conformity with the directive
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