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Editor: Jonathan Severn
4th December 2019

If you build machines for the European market then you need to know about the updated official guidance on the Machinery Directive. The amendments are mainly clarifications and corrections, but the new Edition 2.2 has two annexes that are likely to prove very helpful. Find out more about the revised guidance here.

Staying on the subject of clarifications and corrections, earlier this year you may have seen that EN ISO 12100:2010 was to be withdrawn. More than seven months after this information was erroneously published in the Official Journal, the European Commission has now confirmed via the OJ that EN ISO 12100:2010 is not going to be withdrawn. There is more about that and the current list of Machinery Directive Harmonised Standards here.

Finally, please note that January's newsletter will be published one week later than usual to avoid a clash with New Year's Day.


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