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.

If you have questions or comments, please contact us.

Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU: Long Expected Update List of Standards

Last year, the Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU (RED) came into force. From the 12th of June 2017, this directive will replace the RTTE Directive 1999/05/EC. One of the problems is that the list of European Harmonised standards for the RED does not yet contain all the standards that are on the list of the RTTE Directive. In this video, Han and Pieter Robben from American Certification Body discuss what the consequences are of these differences in lists of harmonised standards.

The new list that has been published does contain the standard EN 300 328. This is the standard for 2.4 GHz Wireless like WiFi and Bluetooth. That means that many products that are using wireless communication now have the standard they needed to make the transition from the RTTE Directive to the Radio Equipment Directive.
What about the other standards that are on the list for the RTTE Directive, but not yet on the list for the Radio Equipment Directive? Where can you find the new standards? Do you need to re-test? Watch the video and get answers to all these questions.

For our platform users: The new list of standards has been added to the CE Library and to the standardisation database.

If you have questions, please let us know.

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”: 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.

Interpretation Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC: Interview with Ian Fraser

Interview with Ian Fraser, former Policy Officer at the European Commission responsible for the Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC), and Team Leader about questions related to the Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC).

Doug Nix and Han Zuyderwijk discuss with Ian about:
– the regulatory developments in the directive in the last ten years;
– the concept of the ‘person authorised to compile the technical documentation’ and how it differs from the authorised representative;
– the integration of risk assessment into the EMC Directive and Low Voltage Directive;
– responsibilities for products placed in the market when a) the relevant directives are amended, and b) relevant standards are amended. What does that mean for the conformity assessment and the Declaration of Conformity;
– how the future amendments to the Medical Devices Regulation/Directive relates to the Machinery Directive;
– are electromagnetic compatibility aspects of machinery going to be reinforced in the Machinery Directive;
whether there should be more regulations or certification of CE/Machine Safety consultants.

We briefly lost connection and therefore the recording was interrupted for a short while. Obviously, it pays off to join the live session ;)

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The Construction Products Regulation (CPR) Explained – Interview with Harm Verster

CPR 305/2011/EC explained

In this interview, Harm Verster explains how construction products can get CE marking in accordance with the EU Construction Products Regulation 305/2011.

Please leave tour comments or questions about the CPR 305/2011 in the comment box below.

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Q&A: CE Marking on Basis of Pre-Compliance Test?

Interview Andrew Mackay

Andrew Mackay and Han Zuyderwijk answer two questions form viewers. One question asks whether it is possible to affix the CE marking on the basis of EMC pre-compliance tests. The other question is about the applicable directives and standards for a muscle stimulation device.