New Lists of Standards for Machinery, ATEX and Construction Products

Today, the European Commission has published new lists of European harmonised standards for the Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC) and the ATEX Directive (2014/34/EU), and a new list of EADs for the Construction Products Regulation. See our video announcement:

The Lists of harmonised standards are added to the CE Marking Library. Also the standards database will be updated shortly.

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ATEX: Commission Published New List of Standard

The European Commission has updated the list of European harmobized standards for equipment used in potentially explosive atmospheres. The standards on this list may be used by manufacturers of ATEX equipment to prove that their equipment complies with the essential requirements of the ATEX Directive 94/9/EC.

Eight CE Marking Directives Get New Reference Numbers

CE Marking Directives, Regulations and Standards

On Saturday 29 March 2014, the European Commission has published the recasts of eight CE marking directives. These directives are aligned with the rules and responsibilities for CE marking that were published earlier in Decision 768/2008/EU. These eight directives get new numbers.

Notified Bodies Explained

Notified Body

The compliance assessment procedure of certain products with the Europeans standards, as laid down in their corresponding EU directive, may involve the notification of third-party, independent bodies. In the EU, such organisations are called Notified Bodies and their role is to evaluate whether the product complies with the relevant legislation in force.1) In this article I will discuss what the role and responsibilities of a Notified Bodies are.