Sweden: additional requirements for electrical equipment

The Ordinance will enter into force on 1 July 2017.

Since March 2017, Sweden's Government has adopted the Ordinance SFS 2017:218 on electrical safety, addressing the DOC (declaring/certifying conformity); marking and labelling; product instructions, manuals and guides. 

 Based on Article 16 of the Electrical Safety Law 2016: 732, the Articles 14 to 19 of the Ordinance set out provisions on safety requirements for electrical equipment: 

  •  Article 14 provides that the electrical equipment should bear a label or, if this is not possible, should be accompanied by a manual setting out safety instructions and intended use of the equipment.
  •  Article 15 prescribes that the manufacturer or brand name or trademark and type designation shall be clearly indicated on the equipment or, if this is not possible, on the packaging.
  •  Article 16  provides that the electrical equipment and components should be designed in such a way that they can be assembled in a proper and safe manner.
  •  Article 17 prescribes technical measures to be taken to protect against the risks caused by the electrical equipment.
  •  Article 18 prescribes the adoption of technical measures to protect against risks posed by external factors on the electrical equipment. 
  •  Article 19 provides that the electrical equipment which meets safety requirements of the Ordinance is considered to be in conformity with Regulation (EU) No 1025/2012.

Article 20 provides that the electrical equipment may be placed on the market when it meets the safety requirements under the Ordinance and its conformity has been assessed pursuant to relevant regulations.

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