At the end of last week, the European Commission published an update of the list of European harmonized standards for the ATEX Directive (94/9/EC).
Yesterday I received an interesting question from Graham Ritchie about how standards can be used to comply with the essential requirements from CE directives. I believe his question and my reply can be useful for others and so I post it here.
This article is open for our CE MasterMind Club members.
The European Commission (EC) has announced that BS EN 954-1 can be used to support compliance to the European Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC for a further three years in spite of the introduction of new replacement standards.
The European Commission has published new lists of European harmonized standards for EMC, Low Voltage Directive, Gas Appliances Directive and the Personal Protective Equipment Directive (PPE).
The European Commission has published updated lists of European harmonized standards for the Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23/EC. Manufacturers of CE marked pressure equipment should check if the European harmonized standards that they have used during the conformity assessment are still valid, or whether they have been updated by these lists.