Appearing on a multitude of products from kettles to teddy bears and from cableways to gas appliances, the letters "CE" signify that those items have been assessed to meet the high safety, health and environmental protection requirements laid down in the European Economic Area (EEA).

This topic describes the legislation applying to CE marking and the requirements on those placing products with CE marking on the market.

Employers' Duties

  • CE markings must only be placed on a product by the manufacturer or their authorised representative.

  • Any marking or sign that may misconstrue the meaning or form of the CE marking to third parties is prohibited.

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