The New Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU

The New Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EUnew low voltage directive

The New Low Voltage Directive has been published and you can read the full test here 2014-35-EU Low Voltage directive

The New Low Voltage Directive does NOT include or require Notified Bodies

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The New Low Voltage Directive is part of the ‘New Legislative Framework’

The Package of measures known as the “New legislative framework” was adopted in Council on 9 July 2008 and published in the Official Journal on 13 August 2008. The measures are designed to help the internal market for goods work better and to strengthen and modernise the conditions for placing a wide range of industrial products on the EU market.

The package builds on existing systems to reinforce the application and enforcement of internal market legislation. It:

  • improves market surveillance rules
  • boost the quality of (and hence confidence in) the conformity assessment of products through stronger clearer rules on the requirements for the notification of conformity assessment bodies
  • clarifies the meaning of CE marking and so enhances its credibility.
  • establishes a common legal framework for industrial products in the form of a toolbox of measures for use in future legislation.