Our pre-compliance service for electrical accessories will assist you in getting your product to market in the shortest possible time and at the lowest possible cost. By providing advice on the relevant compliance issues early in your new product development cycle we will help you to avoid costly and time consuming redesigns at the later stages of product development. Our wealth of experience and in-depth knowledge of safety standards such as BS 1363, BS 5733, EN/IEC 60669 and IEC 60884, make our pre-compliance service especially effective.

Type testing

We can undertake full testing to British, European and International standards such as BS 1363, BS 5733, EN/IEC 60669 and IEC 60884. We have in depth knowledge of the new requirements for electrical accessories fitted with electronics, such as USB outlets, including the performance requirements of BS EN 62680-1-1. Nemko Certificates and Test Reports are ideal documents for demonstrating compliance with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) 2014/35/EU and the Electromagnectic Compatibility (EMC) Directive 2014/30/EU.

CB scheme

For international market access, CB certificates and reports are recognised by more countries outside Europe than any other form of safety approval documentation.

N mark

Nemko’s own internationally recognised product certification mark, which is available to manufacturers worldwide and which is increasingly being used on 13A UK and Irish plugs.

GS mark

Product certification for the German ‘test for safety’ approval mark. Since Nemko does not charge any annual licence fees, our prices for GS certification are often the most competitive in the market.


If the accessory standard does not include tests for IP rating then IEC/EN 60529 is applied.

No, socket-outlets for household use are not in the scope of the Low Voltage Directive.

Bill of materials, safety instructions, circuit diagrams and approval certificates for all safety-critical components. For an evaluation against a European standard, approval certificates to European standards are required.