Declaration of Conformity

Declaration of ConformityDeclaration of Conformity (DoC) is a formal written statement by the manufacturer or their authorised representative, stating that the product meets all relevant product supply Directives (occasionally there may be several DoCs, one for each Directive).

The definition of a declaration of conformity is according to the HSE is “a formal declaration by a manufacturer, or the manufacturer’s representative, that the product to which it applies meets all relevant requirements of all product safety directives applicable to that product.  It is a sign that a product has been designed and constructed for compliance with relevant essential requirements, and has been through the appropriate conformity assessment processes.”

The HSE state:

“Most new products must be supplied to end users with a certificate called a Declaration of Conformity which must relate to the particular product placed on the market. This document should declare key information, including:

  • the name and address of the organisation taking responsibility for the product
  • a description of the product
  • list which product safety Directives it complies with
  • may include details of relevant standards used
  • and be dated, and signed by a representative of the organisation placing it on the EU/EEA market.”