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Regulatory ESSENTIAL
Switzerland - Electrical Safety

Modular information package with all the essential information for compliant products in your target market.
Conveniently read online at Product-Compliance-Portal ROGER WILLCO.

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Stakeholders:      Manufacturer, Importer, B2C products, B2B products     
Application: electrical equipment
Countries: Image for CH Switzerland,  
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Status: Published 2020-05-04 by Torsten Sahm and Benjamin Kerger
Last change 2024-02-13 by Ina May: Link/Reference to other reference document(s), Electrical safety
   
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Subject Areas of this Essential:


Electrical safety

Analysis of regulatory requirements

Legislation in force for this PCT
here you will get a linked document in ROGER WILLCO
(only reachable with additional ROGER WILLCO licence)

Are legal provisions regulates the product compliance topic? If yes, what is the reference (title, number)?

Legislation in force for this PCT
here you will get a linked document in ROGER WILLCO
(only reachable with additional ROGER WILLCO licence)

Are legal provisions regulates the product compliance topic? If yes, what is the reference (title, number)?

Scope of legislation
This ESSENTIAL describes the legal obligations for manufacturers and the regulatory requirements for electrical equipment as specified in the technical regulation.

Article 1:
1. This Regulation applies to low-voltage electrical products for use with a rated voltage of 50 V to 1000 V AC or 75 V to 1500 V DC (low-voltage products) as defined in Directive 2014/35/EU (EU Low Voltage Directive).

2. This Regulation applies to low voltage products:
a. with an operating voltage below 50 V AC and 75 V DC;
b. which are listed in Annex II of the EU Low Voltage Directive (2014/35/EU), unless their electrical safety is regulated in special decrees:
- Electrical equipment for use in an explosive atmosphere.
- Electrical equipment for radiology and medical purposes.
- Electrical parts for goods and passenger lifts.
- Electricity meters.
- Plugs and socket outlets for domestic use.
- Electric fence controllers.
- Radio-electrical interference.
- Specialised electrical equipment, for use on ships, aircraft or railways, which complies with the safety provisions drawn up by international bodies in which the Member States participate.
- Custom built evaluation kits destined for professionals to be used solely at research and development facilities for such purposes.'

Responsible actors
here you will get textual information

Which actor(s) are responsible for compliance with the legal provisions: e. g. - economic operators (manufacturer, importer, distributor, fulfilment service provider), - user (commercial/industrial/professional), - user (private, consumer)?

Regulatory market access conditions for the actor(s)
here you will get textual information

What are the main regulatory requirements (e. g. conformity assessment fulfilment of essential requirements of Annex I 2006/42/EC) prior placing on the market, importation and putting into service (brief description)

Exemption clauses
here you will get textual information

Exempted devices/products or industry sectors.

Sub-federal legislation of states/counties
here you will get textual information

E. g. by 2019 an Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) on governance of the Electrical Equipment Safety System (EESS) has been signed by Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia and Tasmania.

FTA/MRA status with EU
here you will get related hyperlink(s)

Has the country signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) or a Mutual recognition agreement (MRA) with EU?

Authority
here you will get textual information

Name of the authority for approval, registration, market surveillance and/or enforcement

Link/Reference to other reference document(s)
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(only reachable with additional ROGER WILLCO licence)

Hints
here you will get textual information

Specific recommendations, information or most common mistakes

Route to compliance

Formal and administrative requirements

Registration at related authority required?
here you will get textual information

Product registration? Manufacturer registration? Importer / Representative registration? if required.

Local representative legally required?
here you will get textual information

[Yes/No]

Hints
here you will get textual information

Specific recommendations, information or most common mistakes

Equipment authorization (approval process)

Approval process (conformity assessment procedure)
here you will get textual information

Means each legally required approval process prior placing on the market, importation or putting into service

Is the IECEE CB Scheme accepted by the authority/approval body?
here you will get textual information

"[Yes/ No / no information available] [Text] Information (website)"

Conformance document(s) to show compliance to the authority
here you will get textual information

e. g. SDoC, technical documentation (for 10 years), filled-in approval forms (e. g. ACMA in AUT)

Conformance document validity and renewal
here you will get textual information

Validity for Conformance document name mentioned. For mandatory certification validity is important.

Which documents are required by an approval body?
here you will get textual information

e .g. formal application

Is a factory inspection legally required
here you will get textual information

Hints
here you will get textual information

Specific recommendations, information or most common mistakes

Testing & Standards

Specific requirements for testing
here you will get textual information

e. g. is an accredited test lab. mandatory, limits, test samples, product description

General information to the application of standards
here you will get textual information

e. g. China: GB standards are mandatory, EU: harmonized standards shall be published in the OJEU with respect to "presumption of conformity"

Source for standards for conformity assessment
here you will get related hyperlink(s)

Is in-country testing legally required?
here you will get textual information

Acceptance of foreign test reports
here you will get textual information

Hints
here you will get textual information

Specific recommendations, information or most common mistakes

Regulatory labelling, markings and user information

Regulatory label (mandatory)
here you will get textual information

e. g. product label

Regulatory e-labelling allowed?
here you will get textual information

e. g. put the regulatory information and labels in a software menu

Required information on the product and/or packaging
here you will get textual information

e. g. address of the manufacturer/importer, serial number

User instructions language(s)
here you will get textual information

Regulated by the legal provisions

User instruction requirements and specific compliance notes
here you will get textual information

Form, sentence inside, simple text. E. g. FCC/ISED compliance information, SAR information, battery, environmental information like waste

Warnings, symbols
here you will get textual information

e. g. ANSI Z 535.4

Hints
here you will get textual information

Specific recommendations, information or most common mistakes

Hints
here you will get a image or chart

Specific recommendations, information or most common mistakes

General Information:

   Switzerland

Code, ContinentCHE, Europe
Economic AreaEFTA
Official LanguageGerman, French, Italian, Romansh - Sprachengesetz, SpG |https://www.fedlex.admin.ch/eli/fga/2006/1176/de
Standard InstituteSchweizerische Normen-Vereinigung (Swiss Association for Standardization) - SNV |https://www.snv.ch/de/
HS CodememberYes

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