The European Commission has published an updated version of the "Blue Guide" in the Official Journal of the EU. This document explains all the rules and procedures that are necessary for our work in the context of product testing and assessment. At the SZU, we respect this document, among others, when creating guidelines, methodologies, procedures, templates, forms, etc.
The "Blue Guide" was first published in 2000 and subsequently revised in 2014 to reflect the latest developments and to ensure the widest possible common understanding of the application of the new legislative framework for the marketing of products. It was again revised and adapted in 2016.
This new 2022 version of the guide builds on previous editions but also reflects recent changes in legislation, in particular the adoption of the new Market Surveillance Regulation.The new version of the "Blue Guide" can be found at the link here: EUR-Lex - 52022XC0629(04) - EN - EUR-Lex (europa.eu)