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.

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

If you have questions or comments, please contact us.

List of harmonised standards for machinery

New List of Standards for Machinery

The European Commission has published a new list of European harmonised standards for the Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC). If you are a machine manufacturer with CE marked machinery, we recommended you to download the new list and check if the standards you applied have been amended. The list may also contain newly adopted standards that apply to your machinery.

Court Decisions

Is the future of the CE marking’s regulatory system in danger?

Last week, this  blogpost of the good folks at European Law Blog was brought to our attention. In a well written article, Megi Medzmariashvili informs us about an interesting case that will be brought to the European Court of Justice soon. This ‘James Elliot Construction case’ concerns the interpretation of the practice of ‘attaching’ harmonised standards to European directives and regulations. This practice is a specific feature of the CE marking directives and the EU’s regulatory approach called the New Legislative Framework.

If the European Court of Justice will follow the opinion of the Attorney General in this case, this could lead to end of one of the corner stones of the CE marking system: the referring to standards developed by private standardisation bodies. It also potentially endangers the European standardisation’s financial model and it could bring an end to the protection of harmonised standard’s copyrights. We’ll be following the developments in this case with great interest!

We thank European Law Blog and Megi Medzmariashvili for allowing us to repost their blog post here:

CE marking of fabricated structural steelwork under the Construction Products Regulation

Here is a great video explaining about CE marking of fabricated structural steelwork under the Construction Products Regulation (305/2011). The video is also supported by a information rich “encyclopedia”: https://www.steelconstruction.info/CE_marking. Although the information aims at the UK industry, most of it applies to any company that intends to make available fabricated structural steelwork in the European Union.