Salsus Design & Knox Thomas

Navigating Product Safety and Compliance: Knox Thomas Consultancy Assists Salsus Design with CE Marking

In today’s intricate marketplace, ensuring compliance with safety regulations and standards is crucial for any product aiming to succeed. Recently, Knox Thomas had the pleasure of working with Salsus Design, a renowned product design agency, to navigate the complex landscape of market legislation for one of their client’s innovative products. This project underscored the critical role of expert guidance in achieving robust compliance with CE and UKCA marking regulations, while also highlighting the practical steps Knox Thomas took to ensure success.

Understanding the Challenge

Salsus Design approached Knox Thomas with a clear requirement: they needed comprehensive support to understand and apply the relevant legislation, directives, and standards for their client’s product. Although they possessed a general awareness of market legislation and a basic understanding of standards, the intricate interactions between various directives and the nuances of lesser-known CE marking legislation posed a challenge. Knox Thomas stepped in to demystify these complexities.

Detailed Legislative Overview

Knox Thomas began by conducting an in-depth overview of the pertinent legislation, including the Low Voltage Directive, Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive, Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive. The consultancy team explained how these directives interact and the specific standards applicable to Salsus Design’s product. This foundational step ensured that Salsus Design had a solid understanding of the regulatory framework they needed to navigate.

Scrutiny and Technical Justification

Knox Thomas then turned to the critical task of examining the technical documentation provided by Salsus Design. The team reviewed documentation to ensure it met the stringent requirements of CE and UKCA marking regulations. They identified areas needing additional detail or clarification, ensuring that all aspects of compliance were thoroughly covered. Knox Thomas also pinpointed instances where Salsus Design was overcomplicating their compliance efforts, offering streamlined solutions that maintained thoroughness and accuracy.

Clarifying Complex Standards

Salsus Design, despite their technical expertise, found specific applications of certain standards challenging. Knox Thomas provided clear and detailed explanations, helping them understand the exact requirements and their underlying reasons. This guidance not only facilitated compliance for their current project but also equipped Salsus Design with the knowledge to handle future projects more confidently.

Efficiency and Resource Management

Understanding that resources within the industry are often tight, Knox Thomas focused on providing efficient solutions. By expertly guiding Salsus Design through the complexities of machinery safety and marketplace compliance, Knox Thomas saved them valuable time and resources. This allowed Salsus Design to concentrate on their core design activities, with the assurance that their product met all necessary regulatory requirements.

Building Long-Term Knowledge and Confidence

Throughout the project, Knox Thomas emphasized not just immediate compliance but also long-term knowledge building. By offering detailed guidance and support, Knox Thomas helped Salsus Design gain a deeper understanding of market legislation and standards. This knowledge equips them to handle similar compliance challenges independently in the future, fostering a sense of confidence and self-reliance.


The collaboration between Knox Thomas and Salsus Design highlights the immense value of expert consultancy in the realm of product safety and compliance. Knox Thomas’s meticulous approach, from providing a detailed legislative overview to scrutinizing technical documentation and clarifying complex standards, ensured that Salsus Design’s product met the highest standards of safety and compliance.

For any product design agency or manufacturer facing the complexities of CE marking regulations, Knox Thomas’ recent work with Salsus Design stands as a testament to their expertise and practical support.

Contact Knox Thomas today to learn how they can assist in navigating the regulatory landscape, ensuring compliance excellence, and saving valuable time and resources.

‘We found working with Knox Thomas excellent.  Their knowledge and in-depth understanding of compliance has helped us move this project forward with confidence.  We will definitely be using them again, and would recommend them to our clients and others.’ – Adam Gordon-Stables, Salsus Design.

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