A big outcry. General outrage. Many questions.
This can roughly describe the feedback I received on my first blog post. The background was the announcement of Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/436 on amendments to the list of harmonised standards for machinery with respect to the Machinery Directive 2006/42 / EC of the European Commission in the Official Journal on 19 March 2019.
Recital 14 of the EU Decision also mentions EN ISO 12100, which would no longer be harmonised under the Machinery Directive. However, it should also appear in Annex III to the Decision, but it doesn’t. At that time, we questioned whether the editorial error was that EN ISO 12100 was mentioned in Recital 14 or that it wasn’t listed in Annex III.
Since then, we’ve received information from CEN/TC 114 and the European Commission, among others, clarifying that the reference to EN ISO 12100 in Recital 14 was an editorial error. This means that this standard is and will remain harmonised under the Machinery Directive.
At this point I would also like to thank you for all of your feedback. We will stay on the ball when it comes to interesting topics relating to harmonised standards under the Machinery Directive.
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