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Standards & Technical Regulations - Publications

A variety of publications are offered in PDF format, as listed below. The Adobe Acrobat Reader is available free from www.adobe.com and, as it is freely re-distributable, many other sources.

Some of our publications are made available in PDF format only. Where stated, printed copies may also be ordered, free of charge, on-line, by telephone or by fax. The 'order a hard copy' link will take you to the separate Publications @ DTI website, ready to add the selected publication to a shopping basket. Note - printed publications are available for despatch to UK addresses and UK Government posts overseas only.

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The publications available from this page are organised under the following subject headings : General - Conformity Assessment and Accreditation - Construction products - Electrical Equipment - Electromagnetic Compatibility - Explosive Atmospheres - Gas Appliances. 

Publications covering other topics are available from additional pages as below -

Older documents, kept for reference, such as closed consultation documents and older meeting reports, are available from our Archive Publications  page.


Hot water boilers - Lifts - Machinery

Noise Emission in the Environment by Equipment for Use Outdoors - Non automatic weighing instruments - Personal Protective Equipment - Pressure Equipment

Plugs & Sockets - Radio & Telecoms - Recreational Craft - Standards Development - Toy Safety

Older documents, kept for reference, such as closed consultation documents and older meeting reports, are available from our Archive Publications  page.


General


Market surveillance in the UK: UK policy on enforcement of European product safety regulations

Notice regarding assistance with costs for initial assessment by notified bodies of compliance with certain new approach directives

See also our Archive Documents page

Conformity assessment and Accreditation

Memorandum of understanding between the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry and the United Kingdom Accreditation Service: revision 8, April 2007

Assessment of applicants for appointment as notified bodies; monitoring of notified bodies; and surveillance / assessment of manufacturers by notified bodies: some principles

Efficiency Review of UKAS - Summary of a report by Hedra plc for the Department of Trade and Industry

Conformity assessment policy in the United Kingdom URN 07/594 January 2007

Construction Products

Product standards - Construction Products has been discontinued, and is replaced by a guide obtainable directly from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM). See our Other New Approach Directives page for further information.

Electrical Equipment

Product standards. Electrical equipment (implementing the Low Voltage Directive). Guidance notes on the UK electrical equipment (safety) regulations 1994 (S.I. 1994/3260). March 2007

You can order a hard copy online via DTI Publications

The Low Voltage Directive - UK Notified Bodies.

The European Community low voltage directive: guidelines for the appointment of notified bodies

Electrical supply tolerances and electrical appliance safety

Child appealing research: research into child awareness of risk - use of electrical equipment. A report by Intertek Research & Testing Centre for the DTI

The effect of ceiling-mounted re-circulation fans on domestic open-flue appliances - a report by Advantica Technologies Ltd, April 2003

Electromagnetic Compatibility

UK regulations transposing directive 2004/108/EC: guidance on some specific issues of interpretation

Products standards - electromagnetic compatibility: guidance notes on the UK regulations.

The Electromagnetic Compatibility Regulations 2006: guidelines for the designation of notified bodies: April 2007

Electromagnetic compatibility directive 89/336/EEC as amended by directive 92/31/EEC: competent Bodies approved by the Secretary of State

Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Members of the National Forum for CE Compliance URN 06/2159 November 2006

Implementing the new Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive 2004/108/EC in the United Kingdom - A consultation document - May 2006 (closing date 3 August 2006)

The new Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Regulations - regulatory impact assessment - January 2007 - URN 07/557

See also our Archive Documents page

Equipment and Protective Systems Intended for Use in Potentially Explosive Atmosphere

Product standards - equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres - guidance notes on the UK regulations

You can order a hard copy online via DTI Publications

Interim guidelines for organisations seeking notified body status to undertake testing, inspection and certification of equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres

Equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres (ATEX) regulations - notified bodies. URN 07/882 April 2007


Equipment and Protective Systems intended for use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres (ATEX) Stakeholder Report January 2007

See also our Archive Documents page

Gas Appliances

Product standards. Gas appliances: guidance notes on the UK gas appliances (safety) regulations (S.I. 1995/1629). March 2007

You can order a hard copy online via DTI Publications

The Gas Appliances Directive - UK Notified Bodies March 2006

The effect of ceiling-mounted re-circulation fans on domestic open-flue appliances - a report by Advantica Technologies Ltd, April 2003

The gas appliances (safety) regulations 1995: guidelines for organisations seeking notified body status to undertake inspection and certification of gas appliances and fittings. April 2007