Harmonised standards under the Low Voltage Directive are standards that have been prepared by the European Standards Organisations (ESOs) as a reply to a standardisation request from the European Commission. Those harmonised standards for which their reference is cited in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) under the LVD provide presumption of conformity to products compliant with such European standards. Often, these harmonised standards are drafted by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and adopted by the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC).
How to find and download European harmonised standards under the LVD? The easiest way to find Low Voltage European standards covering electrical safety is through the website genorma.com as it provides the first Summary of the list of harmonised standards that allow companies (in particular SMEs), testing laboratories, market surveillance authorities and other users of the standards to obtain in an easy and affordable way EU standards supporting the application of the Directive 2014/35/EU, without having to consult several websites. This one-stop-shop for harmonised standards under the LV Directive allows standards users to follow up regularly and obtain the standards they need.