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Industrial | Monthly bulletin | December 2019

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Monday, December 16, 2019

Heavy Industries

 

Europe – Machinery

 

Amending and correcting of Decision (EU) 2019/436 on Machinery

 

On 7th November 2019, the European Commission published “Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1863 of 6 November 2019 amending and correcting Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/436 as regards the withdrawal of references of harmonised standards for machinery from the Official Journal of the European Union” with reference C/2019/7851.

 

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Amendment for numerically controlled boring and routing machines

 

On 24th October 2019, the European Commission published:

 

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1766 of 23 October 2019 amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/436 as regards harmonised standard EN ISO 19085-3:2017 for numerically controlled boring and routing machines.

 

In this decision, its annex includes the follow row that adds in Annex II to Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/436:

 

3.

EN ISO 19085-3:2017

Woodworking machines – Safety requirements – Part 3: Numerically controlled (NC) boring and routing machines

Notice: With regard to its point 6.6.2.2.3.1, the harmonised standard EN ISO 19085-3:2017 does not confer a presumption of conformity with the essential health and safety requirement set out in point 1.4.1 of Annex I to Directive 2006/42/EC, which requires that guards and protective devices must not be easy to by-pass.

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Click here to access the official publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

 

Standards Updates

 

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(*) Date of withdrawal: latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn.

 

CEN

Reference

Title

Date of Withdrawal

 (*)

Supersedes

EN ISO 13857:2019

Safety of machinery - Safety distances to prevent hazard zones being reached by upper and lower limbs (ISO 13857:2019)

2020-04-30

EN ISO 13857:2008

 

Europe – ATEX

 

Standard Updates

 

Find 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.

 

CEN

Reference

Title

Date of Withdrawal

 (*)

Supersedes

EN ISO/IEC 80079-20-1:2019

Explosive atmospheres - Part 20-1: Material characteristics for gas and vapour classification - Test methods and data (ISO/IEC 80079-20-1:2017, including Cor 1:2018)

2022-04-30

EN 60079-20-1:2010

 

Europe – Construction Products

 

Systems of assessment and verification of constancy of performance for balustrade kits and railing kits

 

On 24th October 2019, the European Commission published:

 

Commission Delegated Decision (EU) 2019/1764 of 14 March 2019 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.

 

The annex to decision includes two tables with the Systems of assessment and verification of constancy of performance:

 

  • Table 1: For all essential characteristics except for reaction to fire
  • Table 2: For reaction to fire only

 

Click here to access the official publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

 

Recent publications by European Commission

 

Below you will find a recent publication of the Official Journal of the European Union related to E&E:

 

Date

Reference

Title

28-10-2019

COM/2019/486 final

COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS The annual Union work programme for European standardisation for 2020