Machinery Directive - revision

Thursday, 25 June 2020 14:30 Machinery Directive
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The Machinery Directive needs to be updated to further improve the safety level and take into account the latest IT innovations.

Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC came into effect in December 2009 and contains the essential health and safety requirements for machinery and partly completed machines on the EU market.
It ensures an adequate level of protection for machinery users and other exposed persons. However, it applies only to products to be placed on the single market for the first time.

The proposed revision:

  • aligns the Directive with EU legislation on product health and safety, and
  • addresses the challenges that can arise from technical progress in digitisation.
The next legislative act will be a regulation.
From 14 January to 11 February 2019:   Roadmap
See below the Inception impact assessment.
From 7 June to 30 August 2019:   Public consultation
4 December 2019:   Meeting with the European Parliament Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee (IMCO)
See below the presentation of the Revision of Directive 2006/42/EC on machinery.
10 June 2020:   Information report of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
See below the Information report.
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