Amendments Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC

Amendments Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC : the European Commission has recently made updates to its machinery safety standards. In effect, this updated list is important to all manufacturers of CE marked machinery that have used European harmonized standards to prove CE compliance. Do you have applied standards to prove compliance with the aforementioned directive? In that case we recommend you to check the new list of standards to see if any of the standard you applied have been updated, or whether there are new standards available for your products. When standards have been updated by this list, you need to re-evaluate your products against the updated standard and update your Declaration of Conformity.

Amendments Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC. An EU Update of harmonized standards under the Machinery Directive.
EU Update of harmonized standards under the Machinery Directive | Graphics: Ellina Goncharova from Alura Group

On March 18, 2019, the EC also published amendments to the Machinery Directive. That was Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/436 as regards harmonized standards for truck mixers, cranes and other machinery.

The current changes regard to Article 1 of decision (EU) 2019/436 and the Annexes I, II, III and IV. 
It will be known as Implementing Decision (EU) 2022/621.

Most decisions took effect on April 7, 2022. There are however, some exemptions:

  • Points (1), (4), and (6) of Annex I shall apply from 11 October 2023.
  • Point (3) of Annex I shall apply from 19 March 2019.

Addition to Article 1 of Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/436

In this article, the following paragraph is added:

‘The reference of harmonised standard EN 474-1:2006+A5:2018 for Earth-moving machinery drafted in support of Directive 2006/42/EC, listed in Annex IIA to this Decision, is hereby published with restriction in the Official Journal of the European Union. That reference shall be deemed to have been published in the Official Journal of the European Union for the period set out in that Annex.

Changes to Annexes I, II, III and IV of Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/436

There a several amendments to these addenda. Some rows in the tables have been deleted, whereas others have been inserted or replaced. All amendments are categorized in one good overview. You can find this here. Accordingly, this link refers to the official EU-page with regards to the latest implementing decision.

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