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Eurofins | April 2019 regulatory Newsflash compilation | PPE, Construction Products, Machinery, ATEX & Lifts

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Monday, April 8, 2019

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Europe - PPE

 

The deadline for transitional provisions of PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425 is near

 

20th April 2019 is the deadline for transitional provisions in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Regulation (EU) 2016/425. This deadline is indicated in Article 47 if this Regulation.

 

During the transitional period, Member States shall not impede the making available on the market of products covered by Directive 89/686/EEC which are in conformity with that Directive and which were placed on the market before 21 April 2019. But from 21st April 2019, all PPE shall comply with the requirements of PPE Regulation.

 

PPE with EC type-examination certificates and approval decisions issued under PPE Directive 89/686/EEC (issued before 21 April 2019) shall remain valid until 21st April 2023 (unless they expire before that date).

 

Click here for more information from PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425 guidelines from European Commission.

 

Standards Updates

 

Below a summary table with some recent standards updates and upcoming dates of withdrawal (non-exhaustive):

 

(*) Date of withdrawal: latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn.

 

Reference Title Date of Withdrawal (*) Supersedes

EN ISO 10819:2013/A1:2019

Mechanical vibration and shock - Hand-arm vibration - Measurement and evaluation of the vibration transmissibility of gloves at the palm of the hand - Amendment 1 (ISO 10819:2013/Amd 1:2019).

2019-08-31

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France - PPE

 

Availability of personal protective equipment on the market

 

On 1st February 2019,  the French Authorities published Decree No. 2019-62 of 30 January 2019 relating to personal protective equipment.

 

The Decree provides for the implementation of the provisions of Regulation (EU) No 2016/425 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2016 on personal protective equipment and repealing Council Directive 89/686 / EEC. These measures concern the sanctions system, inserted in the Consumer Code, in the event of a breach of the obligations provided for in the Regulation. This is to secure the provision of personal protective equipment on the market.

 

The text enters into force the day after its publication.

 

Click here for going the official publication from legifrance.gouv.fr website.

 

Europe - Construction Products

 

Standards Updates

 

Below a summary table with some recent standards updates and upcoming dates of withdrawal (non-exhaustive):

 

(*) Date of withdrawal: latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn.

 

Reference Title Date of Withdrawal (*) Supersedes

EN 17087:2019

Construction products: Assessment of release of dangerous substances - Preparation of test portions from the laboratory sample for testing of release and analysis of content.

2019-08-31

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EN 934-6:2019

Admixtures for concrete, mortar and grout - Part 6: Sampling, assessment and verification of the constancy of performance.

2019-09-30

EN 934-6:2001/A1:2005
EN 934-6:2001

EN ISO 15630-1:2019

Steel for the reinforcement and prestressing of concrete - Test methods - Part 1: Reinforcing bars, rods and wire (ISO 15630-1:2019).

2019-09-30

EN ISO 15630-1:2010

EN ISO 15630-2:2019

Steel for the reinforcement and prestressing of concrete - Test methods - Part 2: Welded fabric and lattice girders (ISO 15630-2:2019).

2019-09-30

EN ISO 15630-2:2010

EN ISO 15630-3:2019

Steel for the reinforcement and prestressing of concrete - Test methods - Part 3: Prestressing steel (ISO 15630-3:2019).

2019-09-30

EN ISO 15630-3:2010

 

Recent publications about Construction Products by European Commission

 

Below you will find summary tables with some recent publications in the Official Journal of the European Union related to construction products Regulation (EU) No 305/2011.

 

Drafts supplementing Regulation (EU) No 305/2011
Date Reference Title

14/03/2019

C/2019/2029 final

COMMISSION DELEGATED DECISION (EU) …/… supplementing Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to the applicable systems to assess and verify constancy of performance of balustrade kits and railing kits intended to be used in construction works solely to prevent falls and not submitted to vertical loads from the structure.

14/03/2019

C/2019/2030 final

COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) …/... supplementing Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council by establishing classes of performance in relation to resistance to wind load for external blinds and awnings.

14/03/2019

C/2019/2031 final

COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) …/... supplementing Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council by establishing classes of performance in relation to air permeability for rooflights of plastics and glass and roof hatches.

 

European Assesment Documents (EADs)
Date Reference Title

20/03/2019

C/2019/2026

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/450 of 19 March 2019 on publication of the European Assessment Documents (EADs) for construction products drafted in support of Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

 

Harmonised Standards
Date Reference Title

20/03/2019

C/2019/2028

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/451 of 19 March 2019 on the harmonised standards for construction products drafted in support of Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

 

Europe - Machinery

 

Recent publications about machinery by European Commission

 

Below you will find summary tables with some recent publications in the Official Journal of the European Union related to machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.

 

Date Reference Title

19/03/2019

C/2019/1932

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/436 of 18 March 2019 on the harmonised standards for machinery drafted in support of Directive 2006/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council.

 

Standards Updates

 

Below a summary table with some recent standards updates and upcoming dates of withdrawal (non-exhaustive):

 

(*) Date of withdrawal: latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn.

 

Reference Title Date of Withdrawal (*) Supersedes

EN ISO 10517:2019

Powered hand-held hedge trimmers - Safety (ISO 10517:2019).

2019-08-31

EN ISO 10517:2009/A1:2013
EN ISO 10517:2009

EN ISO 19353:2019

Safety of machinery - Fire prevention and fire protection (ISO 19353:2019).

2019-08-31

EN ISO 19353:2016

 

Europe - ATEX

 

Standards Updates

 

Below a summary table with some recent standards updates and upcoming dates of withdrawal (non-exhaustive):

 

(*) Date of availability (dav) date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat.

 

Reference Title Date of Withdrawal (*) Supersedes

CLC/TS IEC 60079-39:2019

Explosive atmospheres - Part 39: Intrinsically safe systems with electronically controlled spark duration limitation.

2019-04-15

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Europe - Lifts

 

Report on the implementation and functioning of Directive 2014/33/EU

 

On 22nd February 2019, the European Commission published a report on the implementation and functioning of Directive 2014/33/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to lifts and safety components for lifts.

 

The outcome of the evaluation is positive. The Directive is working well and it is deemed to be an efficient means to establish a Union wide harmonised framework.

 

Consequently, as response to the findings of the evaluation, the Commission will take the following main measure, within others:

 

  • Clarify the terminology and definitions of the Directive
  • Improve the coordination among Member States of "prior approval" procedure (point 2.2, last paragraph, of Annex I)
  • The Commission will clarify the lifts accessibility requirements for disabled persons

Click here for getting the official publication by European Commission COM/2019/87 final.