Preparing CE-Complaint Information for Use

Creating compliant information for use can be a challenging task.

Standards and directives must be observed and correctly implemented by technical writers. These requirements have undergone profound changes in some areas over the past 1.5 years.

Over the next few years, there may be further adaptations to regulations on the legal side in order to take account of modern and contemporary needs as well as technical developments. All this and even more must be considered when creating CE-compliant information for use. A step-by-step guide can be a valuable aid. Legal pitfalls can thus be avoided, liability consequences reduced, and safe operating instructions can then be prepared. The aim is to produce good and usable information for use.

Take-aways (what they’ll learn in your session)

  • Structure of the legal order and legal status of standards
  • A network of legal and normative rules and regulations
  • Compare requirements from technical standards
  • 4 steps to produce EU-compliant manuals
  • Consequences of non-compliance with basic legal and normative requirements

About the Presenter:

Martin Rieder is an industrial engineer, technical writer and managing director of CAVEO Safety Management & Documentation. He and his team support and advises companies worldwide on the topics of technical safety, employee protection and technical documentation, standards and guidelines. By working closely with specialized lawyers and regulatory authorities, Martin Rieder offers the highest level of expertise in product safety, product liability and product recall issues. He is board member of tekom Austria and tekom Europe, as well as expert member in the Advisory Board Legislation and Standards of tekom Europe. As an expert member of several national and international standardization committees (ISO TC 199 WG 5; ONK 031, 052, 239; OVE TSK H31, DKE GUK 113.1.1) he forces the development of international standards for product safety and technical documentation. As a lecturer and author in professional publications, he passes on his knowledge. His experience with the requirements of the most important international markets distinguishes him. Martin Rieder likes to point out experiences from good and bad projects and explains the circumstances. In the analysis of accidents, he investigates causes that have sometimes had fatal consequences. This also includes inadequate information of use.