Noise Emission

Directive 2000/14/EC

Directive brief

The aim of Directive relating to the Noise Emission in the Environment by Equipment for Use Outdoors and CE Marking, is to contribute to human health and proper functioning of the internal market by making the noise measurements of the equipment mostly designed for outdoor use, based on noise standards and keeping them within limits. Welding and power generators, lawnmowers, compressors, and forestry and construction equipment fall within the scope of this Directive.

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The essential requirement of the Directive is that the sound power level of the product is to be measured and affixed to the product in the form of a label as described in the Directive. The indicated sound power value must be the “Guaranteed Sound Power Level”. None of the products, though produced in big numbers, should be over this value.

In addition to the labelling requirement for the products covered by the 2000/14/EC Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council of May 8, 2000 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the Noise Emission in the Environment by Equipment for Use Outdoors, a technical file showing that the measurements are made in accordance with the methods specified in the standards, an EC declaration of conformity specifying the procedures followed and the indicated sound levels, and a CE logo are also required.

CE Certification

Medical Device Directive

MDD 93/42/EEC for medical devices of all classes. Learn More

PPE Directive

EU 2016/425 for Personal Protective Equipment. Learn More

Machinery Directive

MD 2006/42/EC for health and safety requirements of machinery. Learn More

Lifts Directive

LD 2014/33/EU for health and safety requirements of lifts. Learn More

Pressure Equipment Directive

PED 2014/68/EU for sale of pressure equipment in the EU. Learn More

Gas Appliances Directive

GAD 2016/426/EU for a legal framework for gas appliances in the EU. Learn More

Construction Products

CPR 305/2011/EU for regulations on construction products. Learn More

Hot Water Bodies

Directive 92/42/EEC for hot-water boilers with liquid or gaseous fuels. Learn More

Simple Pressure Vessels

SPV 2014/29/EU for uniform law on simple pressure vessels. Learn More

Electrical Equipment

Directive 2014/35/EU for electrical equipment voltage limits. Learn More

EMC Directive

EMC 2014/30/EU for electromagnetic compatibility. Learn More

ATEX Directive

Directive 2014/34/EU for equipment in explosive atmospheres. Learn More

Noise Emission

Directive 2000/14/EC for sound power level of products. Learn More

Measuring Instruments

MID 2014/32/EU for measuring instruments in the EU. Learn More

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