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Project ID: G7RT-CT-2002-05106
Financé au titre de: FP5-GROWTH
Pays: Bulgaria

Training Seminar on Conformity Assessment within the scope of LVD and related NA directives

On 13-14 November 2006 the State Agency for Metrological and Technical Surveillance organized a training seminar on issues related to the conformity assessment of electrical products within the scope of LVD and related NA directives. 18 experts from Bulgarian conformity assessment bodies and state CA authorities participated in the seminar.

The organization of the event included selection of the place for the event's carrying out, preparation and distribution of the training program, logistics. The training was carried out by Czech experts from the Czech Office for Standards, Metrology and Testing and other Czech state authorities.

The seminar was organized in several sessions and 6 PPT presentations on conformity assessment issues were presented related to the following topics: conformity assessment for LVD compliance of products that fall in the scope of different directives (GAD, PED, SPVD, CPD, etc.); practical aspects of the conformity assessment of products covered by more that one NA directive (e.g. conformity assessment procedures when applying LVD, EMC and RTTE, etc.); conformity assessment of products imported from 3rd countries (Asian or American origin); conformity assessment for LVD compliance of products produced according to non-harmonized standards (if any); practical cases: LVD implementation when assessing portable lights attracting children according to the requirements of EN 60598-2-10 and EN 60598-2-4; implementation aspects of the essential electrical and radio-tests given in Annex III and essential electrical and radio-tests given in Annex IV of RTTE Directive; interpretation of Annex III clause 2 of EMC Directive when discussing the aspects of essential requirements against which a notified body should perform the assessment; discussion on the necessity of laboratory testing when equipment within the scope of EMC Directive is produced according to non-harmonized standards or when they are partially applied, etc.

The training seminar was very useful for the Bulgarian experts as it gave them basic and practical knowledge on good European practices in the field of conformity assessment, examples and experience exchange as well as practical methods and legislative knowledge.

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