Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in EEE (RoHS)
The Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in EEE (RoHS) Regulations came into force in the UK in 2006 with the aim of restricting the use of certain substances in the manufacture of various types of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) in order to prevent damage to human health and the environment.
Please note if you have operations overseas you may be affected similar regulations, please contact us on 03450 862 572 for further guidance.
Who is affected?
Organisations will be affected by RoHS if they:
manufacture electrical and electronic equipment
import electrical and electronic equipment
distribute electrical and electronic equipment
If you are unsure whether you are affected by RoHS contact us to request a meeting where we can assess your obligations and offer you practical advice on how to ensure you are fully compliant.
What do you need to do?
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There are several options available to ensure that you are compliant with RoHS including:
Producers can arrange for their products to be tested in order to assess levels of restricted substances. Undertaking regular product testing is the most comprehensive approach a company can take to demonstrate their compliance with these regulations.
Producers can request a Declaration of Conformity from the manufacturer of each product or component.
Recent changes to the RoHS Directive means that it has been brought into scope of the CE Marking Directive. This means all products that are required to be RoHS compliant should have the CE Mark on them.
You should use 'due diligence' to implement the most relevant compliance process.
How Valpak can help
Whether you are starting from scratch or looking for advice on your existing
RoHS processes we have a range of services that can be tailored to your needs which
- Product testing: We can test your products to assess if
they are RoHS compliant
- RoHS compliance reviews: We will assess your current RoHS
obligations and compliance procedures and summarise any gaps and make recommendations
to improve your processes.
- RoHS audits: We will undertake a detailed assessment of
your obligations on a product by product basis, review all compliance documentation
on file and make specific recommendations for improvement.
- Full RoHS compliance system:
We will provide templates for collection of RoHS compliance information from
Using Valpak’s TRACE portal we can look to provide a cloud based solution to
collect, analyse and provide online storage for your RoHS compliance documentation
To find out more about RoHS Compliance contact us on 03450 682 572
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