• CE marking

    CE marking

    Achieving maximum safety through CE marking. We'll advise and help you with risk assessments and creating EC declarations of conformity.

CE marking and consultation

The CE marking means, above all, the maximum level of safety for operators and end users. The condition for granting the symbol is compliance with all relevant security requirements of the EU.

Which safety requirements apply to a particular product depends on myriad factors, which are not always easily or quickly understandable for people not familiar with conformity assessment procedures.

We at KERN can help with this complex procedure, which often concerns multiple departments in the company and can become a mammoth task without process-oriented company organisation. We are an experienced service provider that can partially support or take on the entirety of tasks for CE marking certification. 

Our services relating to CE marking are currently only available in Germany and Austria.

Services in the area of CE management

We are offering our customers all-encompassing service in the area of CE management:

  • Review/creation of the risk assessment
  • Review/creation of the declaration of conformity and incorporation
  • Workshops/webinars for CE conformity assessment procedures
  • Introduction of and training on CE software
  • Support/assistance for communication with mentioned agencies such as TÜV
  • Research on standards, for example with regards to new products
  • Review of product approvals, required documents, documents such as the EMC test
  • Review of market and target group requirements
  • Support/optimisation of internal CE processes 

Software for the creation of the risk assessment

For the creation of the risk assessment and other additionally valid documents, our employees use the following software for support:

  • WEKA Manager
  • SafeExpert

For the creation of the respective documents in the product life cycle and the associated coordinating communication in case of processes involving external agencies, the following points of contact are considered:

  • CE coordinators
  • Documentation managers
  • Quality management
  • Heads of construction/development

Collaboration with external agencies

For approvals, tests and final inspections of products and machinery, etc., we support our clients when they communicate with, for example:

  • TÜV Süd
  • VDE ( Association for Electrical, Electronic and Information Technologies)
  • VDI (Association of German Engineers)
  • Test labs
  • Dekra
  • Bundesnetzagentur (Federal Network Agency)
  • FDA (USA)
  • BfArM (Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices)

Furthermore, we can adapt the processes necessary for certification through the CE coordinator. A process-supported preparation for obtaining test certificates and performance certificates at the bodies mentioned is often a matter related to technical documentation. Here, the required final inspection documents from all departments are compiled and assessed.