The initial proposal of the European Commission as well as the Position of the Council foresee Simplified Procedures e. g. for “micro-enterprises” with max. 10 employees.
This would mean less testing for their products than for products of bigger companies to get a CE mark. Is this the right way?
No other comparable European Directive or Regulation like the Machinery or the Low Voltage Directive has such simplifications – for good reasons.
We believe, that the proposed Simplified Procedures lead to:
- Distortion of competition.
- Less safety for construction products and construction works.
- Confusion for the end user, because it becomes more complicated to decide if a CE marked construction product is really fit for a given application.
- Liability problems for manufacturers and end users of construction products.
Therefore, we are opposing this proposal.Author : Thomas Holland-Letz