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CE Marking Electrically Powered Office Furniture

With a rise in the sales volumes of powered office furniture including motors like sit stand desking and height adjustable monitor arms, the use of mechanisms and electrical components in office furniture brings with it requirements and considerations for manufacturers, purchasers, specifiers, importers and distributors.

Guidance published July 2017 referencing the machinery directive clarifies that electrically powered office furniture falls under the remit of this directive (and others).

These type of products require CE marking by the responsible person placing the product on the market in the first instance and is a legal requirement. CE marking a product shows that the product is compliant with EU legislation regarding safety, health and environmental protection.

Key take-aways from this course:

Manufacturers of electrically powered office furniture (like sit stand desking) attending the course will be able to understand the process involved in the route to compliance and final CE marking of their products to comply with the applicable EU directives.

Purchasers, specifiers, importers and distributors will understand their responsibilities when placing a product on the market and what to look for in terms of documentation from the supplier to support claims for CE marking.

Specific topics will include:

  • Background to CE marking
  • Harmonised Standards and European Directives
  • Directives related to furniture
  • Process flow route for CE Marking
  • Self certification
  • Technical documentation – The Technical File
  • Risk analysis and assessment
  • CE declaration of conformity
  • CE marking the product components certification

Who should attend?

This training course is for professionals in the furniture industry that manufacture, purchase, specify, distribute or import motorised office furniture products. It may be particularly useful for those people in organisations responsible for legal compliance of products manufactured or purchased.

What’s included?

Full training, options for one-to-one guidance specific to your organisation, all course materials including ‘FIRA Guide to Electrically Powered Office Furniture’, refreshments, lunch

For further details email Bruce Lovell blovell@fira.co.uk or call 07795 614 061

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