The Commission of the EU updated the way of publicating lists of standards. Instead of consolidated lists of harmonized standards, since the beginning of 2019 the Commission solely publishes amendments (appearing as Implementing Decisions). With this approach, on the one hand errors may be adjusted faster, yet on the other hand the handling for users without a tool for the administration of standards has become by far more complicated. This becomes especially clear in the case of multiply cascaded amendments.
When publishing amendments for the first time the Commission of the EU indicated that consolidated lists were about to be provided. For different directives these "Summary Lists" will be released in a successive manner. In the following you will find the consolidated lists for the directives on machinery, low voltage, electromagnetic compatibility, pressure equipment, equipment for explosive atmoshperes (ATEX) and restriciton of hazardous substances (RoHS).
Summary list of harmonized standards according to the Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC)
Summary list of harmonized standards according to the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) (2014/35/EU)
Summary list of harmonized standards according to the Directive on Electromagnetic Compatibility (2014/30/EU)
Summary list of harmonized standards according to the Directive on Equipment for Explosive Atmospheres (ATEX) (2014/34/EU)
Summary list of harmonized standards according to the Directive on Pressure Equipment (2014/68/EU)
Summary list of harmonized standards according to the Directive on Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) (2011/65/EU)
Summary list of harmonized standards according to the Radio Equipment Directive (RED) (2014/53/EU)
Links to the summary lists of other EU directives can be found here.
In the past we could observe significant delays between the publication of new amendments (implementing decisions) and the publication of consolidated lists. Using the example of the Directive on Machinery. this process took 9 months! Since 2021 this process was significally reduced, yet can it still take up to three weeks until the consolidated list is published. Safexpert users conduct their research on standards within the data base of the Safexpert Live Server. Once published, each amendment is incorporated into the Live Server by our team as soon as possible. For Safexpert users this displays an advantage over working through lists and single amendments.
Initially published on: 2019-12-04
Daniel Zacek-Gebele, MSc Since 2020 Community Manager at IBF for the Standards Experts Community (SECOM), collaborator in the project "Digital Standardization" and Product Manager for data products on the Safexpert Live Server. Studies of Business Administration and Economics in Passau and Stuttgart (Hohenheim) with focus on International Management. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | www.ibf-solutions.com
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