Surprise, surprise: yet another update of the list of European harmonized standards for the Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC)

On Friday, the European Commission published yet another list of European harmonized standards for the Machinery Directive. This came as a big surprise, because it was just 3 weeks ago when we reported the publication of the previous list. Apparently, that list was not complete.

This weekend, I sat in the spring sun and spend some time on comparing the two lists. Here is what I found out:

The list of standards published on Friday 23 March 2012, adds the following standards to the list published on 29 February:

  • EN 474-4:2006+A2:2012 – Earth-moving machinery – Safety – Part 4: Requirements for backhoe loaders
  • EN 1459:1998+A3:2012 – Safety of industrial trucks – Self-propelled variable reach trucks
  • EN 14985:2012 – Cranes – Slewing jib cranes

Moreover, the list published in February included a reference to EN 15695-2:2009/AC2011 (‘Agricultural tractors and self-propelled sprayers – Protection of the operator (driver) against hazardous substances – Part 2: Filters, requirements and test procedures’), which is removed in the list of March.

Also the new list will be included in our Library very soon.

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