International Standards and Conformity Assessment for all electrical, electronic and related technologies


A Guide is an informative document made available by CENELEC in at least one of the official languages, established and approved by a corporate body of CENELEC by simple majority vote.

Guides may be established with a view to serving, for instance, the purpose of

  • providing technical or administrative orientation to the work of CENELEC,
  • giving advice on how to deal with matters of standardization,
  • collecting decisions of a CENELEC corporate body on specific general questions for future equal treatment of such questions,
  • providing information or guidance on matters of conformity assessment in relation to the standardization activities of CENELEC.

Guides are drafted as far as applicable in accordance with the CEN-CENELEC Internal Regulations - Part 3 and are available in at least one of the official languages of CENELEC.

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