Europe's Approach to Total Harmonization: The European Union and CE Symbol, Definitions and Considerations, History - The German Model, The "New Approach" - 1985, Standards vs. Directives for Conformity
Directive's and Procedures: Directives - The European Laws, General Product Safety - Protection and Safeguards, Product Liability - Victims Rights, Customs Authorities and Border Controls, Conformity Assessment Procedures - The Modules, Technical Files, Documentation and Test Reports, Declaration of Conformity, CE Marking Guidelines
Standards - The Technical Rules: Harmonized Standards - Presumption of Conformity, Selecting Standards, Essential Requirements and State of the Art
Notified Bodies and Certification: Notified Bodies and Third Parties, Testing, Certification and Approval Marks, Defense of "Due Diligence"
Quality and Enforcement: Product Quality vs. Factory Quality, Consultants - Benefits and Limitations, US and EU Differences, The Quality and Safety Mindset, Market Surveillance, Enforcement, Legal Requirements and Customer Expectations
Design Guide for Safety Conformity: Introduction - Electrical Safety for Products and Machines, Principles of Safety, Design Guidance, Safety Checklist
Conclusion: Focus on Standards, CE's Credibility at Risk, Self Test - "Where are you now?", Total Harmonization and Product Certification
Appendices: European Safety and EMC Acronyms, Information Sources