RoHS stands for the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment. The UK RoHS Regulations came into force on 1 July 2006.
RoHS restricts the use of mercury, lead, hexavalent chromium, cadmium and a range of flame retardants notably polybrominated biphenyls and polybrominated diphenyl ethers. There are a number of exemptions for the use of the hazardous substances for specific technical uses where alternatives do not presently exist. There are also permissible maximum concentration values which allow for any trace presence.
The scope covers a wide range of products within which the products in the eight categories must fall in order to come within the scope. The eight broad categories included reflect eight of the ten categories in Annex 1 of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive , and RoHS is designed to complement the WEEE Regulations. Currently Monitoring & Control equipment is uncontrolled under the RoHS directive, as is components for fixed installations.
As such Fiscal Metering Consultants policy is that while equipment may be classified as uncontrolled under the RoHS Regulations, FMCL still wishes to ensure that all electrical and electronic equipment is RoHS compliant where practical. As such it is company policy that while the classification report may indicate that RoHS is not applicable, the company will treat all EEE equipment produced by FMCL as requiring RoHS compliance, and perform the same due diligence on uncontrolled EEE, as for controlled EEE in all steps of the manufacture process.
Product specific RoHS Certificate of Compliance are available on the individual product pages for download. In addition to allow users to quickly identify RoHS compliant products FMCL utilise the following symbol:-