RE: Tech doc requirements for European markets

Subject: RE: Tech doc requirements for European markets
From: wendy_lewis -at- goodyear -dot- com
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2010 12:11:50 -0500

In the large machine manufacturing industry, CE regulations are very
strict. We generally contract with a company like TUV to have our machines
reviewed at the manufacturing site, before they go to Europe.
Documentation is one of the things that they review. This costs a bit, but
when meeting the directives is necessary, it's not a choice.
The TUV agent will tell you which directives your product must meet. He
may also supply you with the directives as a courtesy, but you can buy
them online if not.
There are other companies that do this state side too.

To meet the regulations, we are self certifying, keeping a file of all
pertinent documents and information. Including things like engineering
calculations and risk assessments. It's a big job meeting CE. We take it
seriously here, and I'm a small part.

Wendy Lewis
Technical Writer
Goodyear Tire & Rubber
796-3986 wendy_lewis at goodyear dot com

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