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Revision of the Machinery Directive, standards and conformity Assessment -
What SMEs need to know
16 November 2021
In April 2021, the European Commission proposed a new regulation to replace the current Machinery Directive. The Machinery Directive and the new regulation cover a wide range of products that go from agricultural and industrial machinery to slow speed lifts or electric furniture. SMEs are active in many of these sectors either as manufacturers, users or service providers. It is therefore important that the new regulation considers the possible effects on all affected sectors and actors, including SMEs. The main changes introduced in the proposal are the change of the directive into a regulation, a revision of the scope, clarification of some definitions and the updating of the provisions and Essential Health and Safety Requirements to take into account new technologies.
On 16 November 2021, SBS organised a training to inform about the changes that were applied to the Machinery Directive, about the standards for machinery drafted in support of the Directive, future standardisation work in this area and the link to conformity assessment. The webinar intended to discuss the underlying consequences of the new Machinery Regulation for European SMEs. What does the new regulation cover and what are the changes introduced? What consequences will have the new regulation on your business? Where can you find further information and support?
Find out more through the material of the training:
Maria-Victoria Piedrafita-Carnicer, Legal Officer, Machinery & Equipment, European Commission
Hugo Dourado, Project Manager, CEN CENELEC
Joanna Frankowska, Project manager for machinery, CEN CENELEC
Rachel Tijink, Senior Inspector Certification, Ministery of Social Affairs and Employment
Contact: info [at] sbs-sme.eu (SBS Secretariat)