The directive uses a different approach to these two classes of equipment and different regimes to apply to each:-
- Apparatus - a finished appliance or combination thereof, made commercially available as a single functional unit, which is intended for the end user, and which is liable to generate, or be affected by, electromagnetic disturbance.
- Fixed Installations – a particular combination of several types of apparatus and, where applicable, other devices, which are assembled, installed and intended to be used permanently at a predefined location.
Routes to compliance have been simplified particularly for fixed installations which must be installed applying good engineering practices, which have to be documented and the documentation held by the person responsible for the installation for as long as it is in operation. Fixed installations are not subjected to conformity assessment with the essential requirements of the directive, and therefore need not carry the CE mark.
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