Features of the European legislation on the safety of radio, telecommunications and low voltage equipment
Keywords:safety, declaration of conformity electronic equipment, telecommunications equipment, low-voltage equipment
AbstractUkraine is in the process of integration with the European Union, it needs to reform the existing system of industrial safety in accordance with European standards. The basic features of the functioning and application of European law for the safety of low voltage equipment, radio and telecommunications equipment are discussed in this paper. The main regulations materials of the European Union on safety for low voltage equipment, radio– and telecommunications equipment (Directive 2014/35/EU, Directive 2014/53/ЕU and Directive 1999/5/EC) are considered and analyzed. The main regulation materials for waste utilization of electrical and electronic equipment (Directive 2002/96/EC and Directive 2011/65/EU) are considered and analyzed also. As a result, the main features of the functioning of the Directive are identified and appropriate recommendations for their applying are given.
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Directive 1999/5/ЕС of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 1999 on radio equipment and telecommunications terminal equipment and the mutual recognition of their conformity. Official Journal of the European Union, 7.04.1999, L 91, pp. 10-28.
Directive 2014/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of radio equipment. Official Journal of the European Union, 22.05.2014, L 153, pp. 62-106.
Directive 2002/96/EС of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 January 2003 on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). Official Journal of the European Union, 13.02.2003, L37, pp. 24-38.
Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2011 on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. Official Journal of the European Union, 01.07.2011, L 174, pp. 88-110.
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