The latest list of Machinery Directive Harmonised Standards was published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJ) on 9 September 2016 (reference 2016/C 332/01). These Harmonised standards provide a presumption of conformity with the essential health and safety requirements (EHSRs) of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC (see below for definitions of Harmonised Standard and Machinery Directive). This new complete list of standards harmonised to the Machinery Directive can be downloaded from the European Commission website (1.9MB PDF, English language) and it supersedes all previous versions. The standards are categorised as A-type standards, B-type standards (but not B1 and B2 types) and C-type standards, with an explanation provided for each type.
Although the latest list contains only a relatively small number of new, updated and amended standards, there are some important changes and it should be noted that the dates of supersession of a presumption of conformity for the standards being replaced are, in some cases, very soon or the old standard has already been replaced.
The information below has been extracted with care from the official list, but it remains the reader's responsibility to check the OJ list via the link above, and also to check the Machinery Directive (MD) page on the European Commission website for any newer lists.
New and updated harmonised standards and amendments published in the list for the first time are as below.
Standards developed by CEN
There are no new or amended A-Type standards developed by CEN.
Changes to B-Type standards harmonised to the Machinery Directive
- EN ISO 14122-1:2016 Safety of machinery - Permanent means of access to machinery - Part 1: Choice of fixed means and general requirements of access (ISO 14122-1:2016), which supersedes EN ISO 14122-1:2001on 31 December 2016
- EN ISO 14122-2:2016 Safety of machinery - Permanent means of access to machinery - Part 2: Working platforms and walkways (ISO 14122-2:2016), which supersedes EN ISO 14122-2:2001 on 31 December 2016
- EN ISO 14122-3:2016 Safety of machinery - Permanent means of access to machinery - Part 3: Stairs, stepladders and guard-rails (ISO 14122-3:2016), which supersedes EN ISO 14122-3:2001 on 31 December 2016
- EN ISO 14122-4:2016 Safety of machinery - Permanent means of access to machinery - Part 4: Fixed ladders (ISO 14122-4:2016), which supersedes EN ISO 14122-4:2004 on 31 December 2016
- EN ISO 19353:2016 Safety of machinery - Fire prevention and fire protection (ISO 19353:2015), which supersedes EN 13478:2001+A1:2008 on 31 July 2016
Changes to C-Type standards harmonised to the Machinery Directive
- EN ISO 4254-14:2016 Agricultural machinery - Safety - Part 14: Bale wrappers (ISO 4254-14:2016)
- EN ISO 8528-13:2016 Reciprocating internal combustion engine driven alternating current generating sets - Part 13: Safety (ISO 8528-13:2016), which supersedes EN 12601:2010 on 30 June 2017
- EN ISO 11145:2016 Optics and photonics - Lasers and laser-related equipment - Vocabulary and symbols (ISO 11145:2016), which supersedes EN ISO 11145:2008 on 30 September 2016
- EN ISO 11850:2011/A1:2016 Machinery for forestry - General safety requirements (ISO 11850:2011), 1st amendment, which superseded the unamended standard on 31 August 2016
- EN 16743:2016 Food processing machinery - Automatic industrial slicing machines - Safety and hygiene requirements
- EN 16774:2016 Safety of machinery - Safety requirements for steel converter and associated equipment
- EN ISO 17916:2016 Safety of thermal cutting machines (ISO 17916:2016)
- EN ISO 20361:2015 Liquid pumps and pump units - Noise test code - Grades 2 and 3 of accuracy (ISO 20361:2015), which superseded EN ISO 20361:2009 on 31 December 2015
Standards developed by CENELEC
There are no new or amended A-Type or B-Type standards developed by CENELEC.
Changes to C-Type standards harmonised to the Machinery Directive
- EN 60335-2-8:2015/A1:2016 Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-8: Particular requirements for shavers, hair clippers and similar appliances (IEC 60335-2-8:2012/A1:2015 (Modified)), 1st amendment, which supersedes the unamended standard on 28 December 2018
- EN 60335-2-37:2002/A12:2016 Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-37: Particular requirements for commercial electric deep fat fryers (IEC 60335-2-37:2002), 12th amendment, which supersedes the previously amended standard on 25 January 2019
- EN 60335-2-89:2010/A1:2016 Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Particular requirements for commercial refrigerating appliances with an incorporated or remote refrigerant condensing unit or compressor, 1st amendment, (IEC 60335-2-89:2010/A1:2012 (Modified))
- EN 60335-2-102:2016 Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety -Particular requirements for gas, oil and solid-fuel burning appliances having electrical connections (IEC 60335-2-102:2004 (Modified), IEC 60335-2-102:2004/A1:2008 (Modified) + A1:2008 (Modified) and IEC 60335-2-102:2004/A2:2012 (Modified))
- EN 62841-2-11:2016 Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery – Safety - Particular requirements for hand-held reciprocating saws (IEC 62841-2-11:2015 (Modified)), which supersedes EN 60745-2-11:2010 on 23 December 2019
Previous changes to Machinery Directive Harmonised Standards
Since 2011 MachineBuilding.net has analysed each new list of Machinery Directive Harmonised Standards published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJ) and summarised the additions and changes. These previous analyses of the Harmonised Standards can be seen by following this link:
Definition of Harmonised Standard
A Harmonised Standard is a European Standard that has been developed by one of the European Standards Organisations (ESOs) - ie CEN, CENELEC or ETSI - in response to a 'standardisation mandate' issued by the European Commission. Harmonised Standards support European legislation in helping the implementation of the European Commission directives, particularly the New Approach directives. Lists of Harmonised Standards supporting EU Directives and Regulations are available on the European Commission website. It is not obligatory to comply with Harmonised Standards, but doing so provides a presumption of conformity with the essential requirements of the relevant directive.
A Transposed Harmonised Standard is a national standard of an EU Member State that transposes a Harmonised Standard; for example, if EN ISO 12100:2010 is the Harmonised Standard, BS EN ISO 12100:2010 is the Transposed Harmonised Standard published by BSI (ie the British Standard).
Definition of Machinery Directive
The Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC is the European legislative act that provides the regulatory basis for the harmonisation of the essential health and safety requirements (EHSRs) for machinery at European Union level. As well as promoting the free movement of machinery within the Single Market, the Machinery Directive also guarantees a high level of protection to EU workers and citizens. Member States are obliged to adapt their laws to meet the goals of the Directive; in the UK the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC and the amending directive 2009/127/EC are implemented with Statutory Instruments 2008/1597 The Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008 and 2011/2157 The Supply of Machinery (Safety) (Amendment) Regulations 2011.
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