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Update on EN ISO 13849 – 1 Mandatory Implementation Date

The European Com­mis­sion pub­lished a new Com­mu­nic­a­tion relat­ing to the Machinery Dir­ect­ive this past Fri­day that con­tin­ues the silence from the EC on the man­dat­ory imple­ment­a­tion date for EN ISO 13849 – 1. Com­mu­nic­a­tion C 309/29, the latest update to the list of stand­ards har­mon­ized under the Machinery Dir­ect­ive, indic­ates that EN ISO 13849 – 1 and ‑2 were noti­fied in the 8‑Sep-09 Com­mu­nic­a­tion, but fails to provide a date for the ces­sa­tion of pre­sump­tion of con­form­ity under the old stand­ard, EN 954 – 1 / ISO 13849 – 1 1999. EN 954 – 1 is not lis­ted in the cur­rent doc­u­ment.

MachineBuilding.net is report­ing that Mar­ie Poidev­in from CEN has stated that the pre­sump­tion of con­form­ity under EN 954 – 1 has been exten­ded to 31-Dec-2011. Expect­a­tions are that an updated list will be pub­lished this week includ­ing a new ref­er­ence to EN 954 – 1 with the new Man­dat­ory Imple­ment­a­tion date.

I con­tin­ue to watch this story and will update you as new inform­a­tion is avail­able.

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