The RoHS Directive 2011/65

8th Jul 2014

The RoHS Directive 2011/65

The Restrictions of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2012.

These requirements come into force for weighing equipment on the 22nd July 2014. After that date you must include reference to the RoHS Directive on any Declarations of Conformity that you supply.

There is a new format that will apply to all Declarations of Conformity which can be found in Annex VI of the Directive which is attached. You must ensure that the Declaration includes all of this information.

There is a harmonised standard EN 50581:2012 which will give you a presumption of conformity to the requirements of the Directive.

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32011L0065&from=en

Ian Turner, UK Weighing Federation
Technical Officer

Industry Associations