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CE Marking Responsibilities for Manufacturers, Importers and Distributors

law and legislation

Last week I gave a presentation at the STVY conference in Tampere, Finland. My topic?

“How can you legally publish the instructions of your hardware products solely online?”

The conference was in the Nokia auditorium. If was the first time I presented in an auditorium I think. But as always, I was nervous as hell.

Although the presentation went well, and I wasn’t nervous when I stood there and did my job, I definitely was the hours before when I lied on the couch in my Airbnb, visualising my presentation.

I visualise so I remember my sheets better, which prevents me from reading from the screen. I recently read a great book about that technique

The book is called Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer.

The day after I travelled to Helsinki, where I visited the fanciest Finish sauna ever, named Löyly.  

Shortly after I sat down, a guy asked me to pull the lever to open the heavy cast-iron lid of the oven. He threw in a few massive spoons of water. The temperature rose tremendously.

He asked me to open the lid every few minutes. It was my responsibility, he explained, as I had chosen to sit next to the lever. He gave me the nickname 'The new Sauna Master'.

Just as this was my responsibility and his responsibility to throw in water, so have importers, manufacturers and distributors of products different responsibilities.

I have enhanced my CE marking article with these different responsibilities. Read more here.

 

Ferry

 

Ferry Vermeulen

Founder of INSTRKTIV and keen to help users become experts in the use of a product, and thus to contribute to a positive user experience. Eager to help organisations to reduce their product liability. Just loves cooking, travel, and music--especially electronic. You can also find him on:
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