N Mark for Product Certification

The N mark is available to manufacturers of electrotechnical products, e.g.: IT Products; Laboratory Equipment; Household Appliances; Audio/Video Products; Luminaires and Electrical Accessories including 13A UK Plugs.

The N mark confirms that the product has undergone rigorous safety tests, to ensure protection from mechanical injury, burns and electric shock. In addition, the manufacturing site is also inspected and approved.

N mark approval requires compliance with the European EMC Directive, if applicable. Upon satisfactory completion of these requirements, the manufacturer is issued a licence to apply the N mark to his products.

N Mark for Product Certification

Elements of N mark approval:

  • Type testing to relevant safety standard(s)
  • Demonstration of compliance with the EMC Directive, if applicable
  • Factory surveillance (annual)
  • Market surveillance (where applicable)
  • Control and approval of modifications
  • N mark approval is valid for 10 years, after which a complete retest may be required