The Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 2016/1101
Year2016
  • These Regulations may be cited as the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016 and come into force on 8th December 2016 (“
  • (1) In these Regulations—
    • the 1974 Act” means the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 ;
    • the 1978 Order” means the Health and Safety at Work (Northern Ireland) Order 1978
    • the 1987 Act” means the Consumer Protection Act 1987 ;
    • the 1994 Regulations” means the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994 ;
    • F33authorised representative” means a person established within the EU appointed in accordance with regulation 14 (manufacturer’s authorised representatives) ;
    • F44declaration of conformity” means a declaration of conformity required to be drawn up in accordance with regulation 6 (declaration of conformity) ;
    • designated standard” has the meaning given to it in regulation 2A;
    • ...
    • the Directive” means Directive 2014/35/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the member States relating to the making available on the market of electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits F45(as it has effect immediately before IP completion day) ;
    • distributor” means any person in the supply chain, other than the manufacturer or the importer, who makes electrical equipment available on the market;
    • district council” means a district council within the meaning of the Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 1972”;
    • economic operator” means a manufacturer, importer, distributor or authorised representative;
    • electrical equipment” means any electrical equipment to which these Regulations apply;
    • ...
    • enforcing authority” means any person enforcing these Regulations under regulation 41 (enforcement) ;
    • ...
    • F50importer” means a person who—
      • (a) is established in the United Kingdom and places electrical equipment from a country outside of the United Kingdom on the market; or
      • (b) is established in Northern Ireland and places electrical equipment on the market that has been supplied to them for distribution, consumption or use in the course of a commercial activity, whether in return for payment or free of charge, from an EEA state;
    • ...
    • making available on the market” means any supply of electrical equipment for distribution, consumption or use on the F145market of Great Britain in the course of a commercial activity, whether in return for payment or free of charge, and related expressions are to be construed accordingly;
    • manufacturer” means any person who—
      • (a) manufactures electrical equipment, or has electrical equipment designed or manufactured; and
      • (b) markets that electrical equipment under that person's name or trade mark;
    • “market surveillance authority”, in the United Kingdom, has the meaning set out in regulation 40 (designation of market surveillance authority) ;
    • ...
    • placing on the market” means the first making available of electrical equipment on the F149market of Great Britain, and related expressions are to be construed accordingly;
    • principal elements of the safety objectives” means the principal elements of the safety objectives set out in Schedule 1;
    • RAMS” means Regulation (EC) 765/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 July 2008 setting out the requirements for accreditation and market surveillance relating to the marketing of products and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 339/93;
    • recall” means any measure aimed at achieving the return of electrical equipment that has already been made available to the end-user;
    • relevant economic operator” means, in relation to electrical equipment, an economic operator with obligations in respect of that electrical equipment under these Regulations;
    • F51relevant international safety provision” means a safety provision of a standard set out by the International Commission on the Rules for the Approval of Electrical Equipment or the International Electrotechnical Commission, which has been published by the Secretary of State in a manner the Secretary of State considers appropriate;
    • technical documentation” means the documentation referred to in paragraph 2 of Schedule 2;
    • technical specification” means a document that prescribes technical requirements to be fulfilled by electrical equipment;
    • F52UK marking” means the marking in the form set out in Annex 2 of RAMS;
    • weights and measures authority” means a local weights and measures authority within the meaning of section 69 of the Weights and Measures Act 1985 ;
    • withdraw” means take any measure aimed at preventing electrical equipment in the supply chain from being made available on the market.
    the electrical equipment is in conformity with the

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