RoHS Regulations

RoHS Regulations

The Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Regulations came into force in the UK in 2006 with the aim of restricting the use of certain substances in the manufacture of various types of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) in order to prevent damage to human health and the environment. The Regulations were updated in 2012 to transpose the recast Directive (Directive 2011/65/EU) and came into effect on 2 January 2013.

Who is affected ?

Organisations will be affected by RoHS if they carry out any of the following activities:

  • Manufacture EEE
  • Import EEE
  • Distribute EEE

What do you need to do ?

There are several options available for organisations to ensure that they are compliant with RoHS including:

  • Product testing
  • Compliance declarations
  • Product labelling

If you think your organisation is affected by the RoHS Regulations and you'd like some guidance or advice please call our friendly team at Valpak on 03450 682 572 or complete our enquiry form.