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Safety Advice - EMC: Conformity Assessment Requirements


The Electromagnetic Compatibility Regulation

Conformity Assessment Requirements:

There are three routes that can be used to demonstrate conformity with the regulation:

  • The standards route.
  • The technical construction file (TCF) route.
  • The EC type examination route.


The Standards Route

This is a self-certification route for all apparatus other than radiocommunication transmitting equipment. The manufacturer must certify compliance with the appropriate harmonised standards. The equipment must be CE marked and issued with a declaration of conformity, to include:

  • The name and address of the responsible person and the details of the manufacturer (these may be one and the same).
  • The signature of the responsible person and the identity of the signatory.
  • The date of issue.
  • The identity of the apparatus to which it relates.
  • A list of the standards applied.
  • A declaration stating that the equipment conforms to the protection requirements of the EMC Directive.


The Technical Construction File

This route applies to equipment other than radiocommunication transmitting equipment. It can be taken when there are no harmonised standards to refer to, or choosing of this route by the manufacturer.
The TCF must incorporate a report or certificate issued by a competent body authorised by the DTI. In this case, the equipment must be CE marked and issued with a declaration of conformity containing the information listed below:

  • The name and address of the supplier or manufacturer
  • The identity and signature of the responsible person
  • The date of issue
  • Details and identity of the apparatus
  • The identity of the TFC and the name and address of the competent body issuing the report or certificate.
  • The reference numbers and titles of the standards applied (if any)
    A declaration stating that the equipment conforms to the protection requirements of the EMC directive.

The TCF must uniquely identify the equipment, including the manufacturer and model number. It must also identify and include:

  • The intended function of the equipment and any limitations on its location and environment for use.
  • Relevant drawings and circuit diagrams
  • Assembly diagrams, parts lists and installation instructions
  • A technical rationale produced by the manufacturer including:
    • Special features and component specifications adopted to address the problems of EMC
    • Details of theoretical modelling of the equipment’s performance
    • Details of the quality control procedures implemented to ensure continued compliance.


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