Guide to application of machinery directive - § 387 - ANNEX III CE marking

 

ANNEX III

CE marking

The CE conformity marking shall consist of the initials ‘CE’ taking the following form:

CE marking

If the CE marking is reduced or enlarged the proportions shown in the above drawing must be respected.

The various components of the CE marking must have substantially the same vertical dimension, which may not be less than 5 mm. The minimum dimension may be waived for small-scale machinery.

The CE marking must be affixed in the immediate vicinity of the name of the manufacturer or his authorised representative, using the same technique.

Where the full quality assurance procedure referred to in Article 12(3)(c) and 12(4)(b) has been applied, the CE marking must be followed by the identification number of the notified body.

§387   The form of the CE marking

The provisions relating to the CE marking set out in Article 16 apply together with the provisions of Regulation (EC) 765/2008 – see §141: comments on Article 16. Annex III sets out the mandatory graphic form of the CE marking. The CE marking consists only of the letters "CE" with the graphic form shown in the diagram – the grid and dotted lines are only included in the diagram to help to define the shape of the letters and must not be reproduced in the CE marking.

The fourth paragraph of Annex III relating to the location and technique of the CE marking must be applied in conjunction with the general requirements on marking of machinery – see §250: comments on section 1.7.3 of Annex I.

The last paragraph of Annex III applies only to machinery belonging to one of the categories listed in Annex IV for which the full quality assurance procedure has been applied – see §129, §130 and §132: comments on Article 12 (3) and (4). In that case, the CE marking must be followed by the four-digit identification number of the Notified Body that has approved the manufacturer's full quality assurance system – see §133: comments on Article 14. For such machinery, the CE marking and the identification number of the Notified Body may only be affixed once the manufacturer has been notified of the approval of his full quality assurance system by the Notified Body – see §404: comments on section 2.3 of Annex X. These markings can no longer be affixed if the approval of the full quality assurance system has been suspended or withdrawn by the Notified Body - see §406: comments on section 3 of Annex X.

The identification number of the Notified Body must not be marked on machinery for which the EC type-examination procedure has been followed.