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New Machinery Regulations to be published

The European Commission has announced the impending publication of new Machinery Regulations, which are set to replace the existing Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC). With publication expected in July 2023, the new duties, which include both process and technical changes, would be imposed on manufacturers in January 2027.

The new Regulations seek to bolster the compliance requirements around new and emerging technologies including Artificial Intelligence, which have progressed substantially since the last full publication of Machinery Directive in 2006. The Regulations also align Machinery to the other ‘New Legislative Framework’ (CE marking) legislation, and bring about an extension to the types of Machinery that may be subject to Notified Body assessment, with the option for certification without Notified Body involvement removed entirely for a subset of the highest risk machine types.

kuiper certificering is delighted to support the industry in the transition to the new Regulations and will be holding a webinar for all existing clients soon to discuss the impending changes. If your organisation would like to be invited to this webinar, please contact us through the enquiry form on our website.

UKCA explained

amtri veritas has launched a webinar explaining UKCA regulations, aimed at manufacturers who place products on the UK market. You can watch it here.

Shared certification with EU notified bodies

As a UK Approved Body amtri veritas can issue UKCA certificates for machinery that has previously been placed on the EU market. We have made working agreements with a number of leading EU Notified Bodies on behalf of clients who require a UKCA certificate in addition to an existing EC Type Certificate. In many cases this process can be completed without repeating an evaluation. Manufacturers will require a UKCA Type examination certificate for their products by 1st January 2027 or earlier if their EC type certificate expires before this date. Download an application form here.

Market Surveillance Regulation

The Market Surveillance Regulation 2019/1020 came into force in the EU on 16 July 2021. It introduced new duties for economic operators to cooperate with EU market surveillance authorities. Manufacturers based outside the EU may need to appoint an Authorised Representative in the EU who, while having no duties under the Machinery Directive, takes on these new duties under the Market Surveillance Regulation. Download our fact sheet here.

UKCA What is happening when for machinery compliance

From 1 January 2021 manufacturers of machinery that falls within the scope of the Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008 can start to apply the UKCA mark (as well as or in place of the CE mark) to machinery that is placed on the market or put into service in the UK.

From 1 January 2022 all machinery that is placed on the market or put into service in the UK must bear the UKCA mark and the UK will have its own compliance framework fully in place – UKCA marking. If you have not yet put plans in place to implement these changes, get in touch to see how we can help.