Certification and Standards

All our products are manufactured, tested and certified in the EU, carry the CE mark and as such conform to the relevant European standards, in particular the Low Voltage Directive. They are legal to be installed by qualified electricians in the UK – and completely safe to be used in domestic and commercial environments.

BREXIT AND CE MARKING

On 19 March 2019 the British government has issued the following guidance to importers like Swtch, in the event of the UK leaving the European Union on 12 April 2019 without a deal: 

If you manufacture, import or distribute goods that meet the relevant EU regulatory requirements and bear the CE marking (or other applicable EU conformity marking, such as the ‘wheelmark’) you can still place them on the UK market after 12 April 2019. This applies whether the CE marking is used after the manufacturer has self-declared it, or after an EU-recognised conformity assessment body has assessed its conformity. 

Our conventional lighting control products, such as switch and dimmer inserts, are exactly the same as their European counterparts. Our British Standard socket outlet products, including items such as 13A switched/unswitched socket outlets, fused spurs etc are manufactured and tested to BS1363 standard as well as conforming to the CE regulations.

All the manufacturers of applicable products sold by Swtch comply with RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) regulations, which cover the production and disposal of products with potentially harmful components. They also encourage reducing the amount of hazardous chemicals used in electronics manufacture.

Our manufacturers and ourselves also comply with WEEE (Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment) regulations. You can find our policy regarding recycling and disposal here.

We can provide technical documentation and certificates from our suppliers, if required. Further technical queries will be referred to the manufacturers. Please contact us if you require contact details for the relevant firms and departments.

Please note: Swtch sells beautiful and functional wiring accessories. But we are not qualified electricians. We are not able to give detailed installation advice or consultation, although we will always try to help you or your electrical installers.