Low Voltage Directive

Low Voltage Directive

Low Voltage Directive

The Low Voltage Directive (LVD), 2014/35/EU, is transposed into UK law as the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016, covers the supply and manufacture of safe electric products.

The aim of the Directive is to provide a common set of safety criteria against which devices with a voltage at input or output terminals between 50 and 1000 for AC and 75 and 1500 for DC, could be assessed. Products that come under the LVD can be self-assessed by the manufacturer or supplier by using appropriate internal production control measures..

Electrical equipment which is in conformity with a harmonised LVD standard (e.g. EN 60204-1) is presumed to meet the main safety objectives of the LVD.

The LVD and machinery directive are mutually exclusive. Electrical safety of machinery is covered solely by the machinery directive.

User requirements are covered under user regulations such as PUWER 98 and Electricity at Work Regs 1989 in the UK.

Contact us if you have questions on LVD equipment or are involved in its use to see how we can help you.

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