16 September, 2019

All-change for EU law

30 April, 2014
BCAS reports: All-change for EU law – we go along happily complying with the ever-present stream of EU law. Employers with their protection of the worker approach and manufacturers with their need for free movement of safe equipment. The EU likes to keep its administrative aspects in good order and so it was that an initiative called the 'New Legislative Framework' (NLF) came into being. The raft of manufacturer legislation that has come into effect over the years was not all produced by the same EU bureaucrats with the effect that not all provisions were the same. Step in 'NLF' which identified all of the administrative aspects that shall be common across legislation. If your products need to comply with Simple Pressure Vessels, EMC, LVD, ATEX and most recently PED then the common provisions such as conformity requirements and CE marking, provision of information and responsibilities are now identified. All now identify the responsibilities of all economic operators involved a product from the manufacturer to the final reseller. As a manufacturer one further burden that comes out of this and is not always obvious the Declaration of Conformity will have to be updated to accommodate the new identity. Yes the EU has changed the identities of each piece of legislation.

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