July 1st has come and gone all too quickly, and yet confusion still remains from many quarters about CE Marking and what needs to be done. For all the companies that have been ready for some time, there are still questions about some of the practicalities of compliance, for example, how CE Marking is policed, how products will be labelled etc.
With the recent announcement by Trading Standards that there is to be no grace period, and that those found not to comply could be fined £5,000 or even incur a custodial sentence, it is vital that any remaining confusion or concerns be addressed, and with due haste.
Tradelink, the trade fabricator with 20 years’ experience of understanding installers’ needs has long advised that by far the easiest way to go about ensuring compliance is to purchase frames fully glazed from a trusted fabricator partner who can take on all the hard work. The company has been fully ready for CE Marking for some time now and is passing this onto its installer customers.
Equally, however, Tradelink understands that choice is an essential part of conducting business, and there are those who will want to shop around for their glass and frames. To that end, it has available a Guide to CE Marking which provides enough information to learn to CE Mark within the hour!
The guide contains everything from simple templates for the Factory Production Control Procedure to guidance on labelling, as well as examples of all documents necessary to complete each task in the CE Marking process. This guide is designed to be used by everybody regardless of how you purchase your frames and glass.
Managing Director, Jim Moody comments: “We’re already reached July 1st, and yet there are still questions surrounding compliance. It is now or never for these queries to be addressed and, as well as the potential penalties enforced, by not complying, your business could be hugely affected. For those still worrying, we strongly advise that you speak to your fabricator partner and look to purchase fully glazed. If this is not an option for you, we’d be glad to hear from you about any questions you may have. Our Guide to CE Marking contains everything you need to learn how to CE Mark within the hour and it is available to everybody who may need it. We have also set up a dedicated email address for CE Marking queries: email@example.com – where we aim to get the best written advice back to you within 24 hours. Whatever your solution, you need to take action now.”