Check out the interview that Han Zuyderwijk of CEMarking.net and I did with Ian Fraser, former Policy Officer at the European Commission responsible for the Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC), and Team Leader about questions related to the Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC).
During the interview, we discuss:
- the regulatory developments in the directive in the last ten years;
- the concept of the ‘person authorised to compile the technical documentation’ and how it differs from the authorised representative;
- the integration of EMC Directive and Low Voltage Directive; into the
- responsibilities for products placed in the market when a) the relevant directives are amended, and b) relevant standards are amended. What does that mean for the assessment and the Declaration of ;
- how the future amendments to the Medical Devices Regulation/Directive relates to the Machinery Directive;
- are electromagnetic compatibility aspects of machinery going to be reinforced in the Machinery Directive;
- whether there should be more regulations or certification of CE/Machine Safety consultants.
We briefly lost connection and therefore the recording was interrupted for a short while. Obviously, it pays off to join the live session
Based on the feedback we’ve received already, we are planning additional hangouts like this to discuss a wide variety of CE Marking related topics!
Please leave your comments or questions below.
CE Marking is hard enough, and the rules change frequently. Give Google a rest. We have him: the man who wrote the Machinery Directive. If he can’t answer your question, surely Google won’t.
On 17 April 2014, at 11:00 EDT, 10:00 CT, 9:00 MDT, 8:00 PDT, [16.00 CET] CEMarking.Net and MachinerySafety101.com will be interviewing Ian Fraser, former Policy Officer for the Machinery Directive at the European Commission.
Ian Fraser was Leader of the Team dealing with the making of the Machinery, Cableways, Lifts, ATEX, PPE and Outdoor noise Directives. He more than 18 years experience as an EU Policy Officer, and is responsible for publishing several guides, including the ‘Guide to application of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC’.
Date: Thursday, April 17, 2014
Time: 4:00 PM ( UTC ) Time Zone Conversion
Panelists: Han Zuyderwijk (CEMarking.net), Ian Frasier, Doug Nix (MS101)
If you build machinery for the Canadian market, or if you modify equipment in Canadian workplaces, you will be familiar with CSA Z432, Safeguarding of Machinery. This standard has been around since 1992, with the last major revision published in 2004. CSA has reconvened the Technical Committee responsible for this important standard to revise the document to reflect the current practices in the machinery market, and to bring in new ideas that are developing internationally that affect what Canadian machine builders are doing.
If you have interest in this standard and would like to have your thoughts and concerns communicated to the Technical Committee, please feel free to contact me with your suggestions. Work starts on 28-Jan-14. Your input is welcomed!