Re: CE certification question

Subject: Re: CE certification question
From: "Kathleen MacDowell" <kathleen -at- writefortheuser -dot- com>
To: "Lorraine Kiewiet" <lkiewiet -at- earthlink -dot- net>
Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2007 00:39:29 -0500

If CE certification follows procedures anything like UL, you need to have a
specialist help you. This is not/should not be your responsibilty as a
contractor (ideally speaking of course). Not to say that you might learn
something very useful (in fact I'd find it so).

OTOH, in my experience, it takes quite a bit of information that might not
be available to a contractor. If the client is willing to pay for you to
look into this issue, go for it. But I suspect that the permanent employee
should be taking care of this. In terms of your being able to show outcomes
(as a contractor), I'd attempt to implement things through them.

However, as it sounds like this is what you've been hired to do, I think you
should tell your "MANAGER" that you need to have the necessary resources to
fulfill the job (contacts and background information). Otherwise, bail
quickly, as I doubt they know what they're doing, which will reflect badly
on you. Unless you just need the money, in which case, I have no suggestions
except for to keep working at getting information from everyone.

Good luck,


On 4/14/07, Lorraine Kiewiet <lkiewiet -at- earthlink -dot- net> wrote:
> I've been tasked to write some responses to the consultant company in
> Europe, who my manager's company (I'm a contractor) has signed on with to
> get our electrical hardware product registered as 'CE' certified.
> All over the consultants' preliminary evaluation, there are references to
> EU
> documents which are not readily available on the Web. I have managed to
> find a few of them via Google searches. But some must be
> purchased...according to the permanent employee who my manager had me kick
> this question up to.
> My question is.who has experience with writing supporting documentation to
> get CE certification? I've love to talk with you!
> Lorraine Kiewiet
> Technical Writing & Online Help
> --
> Kathleen MacDowell

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