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Directives

  • A Directive is a European law that is binding for, and enforced by every Member State as a National Law.
  • Directives contain requirements that the manufacturer must comply with, for the product to be allowed access in the internal market of member countries.
Directives - Examples
  • Low Voltage Directive: a horizontal directive that applies to all electrical products.
  • Electromagnetic
  • Machinery Directive.
  • ATEX Directive (for products used in explosion atmospheres).
  • Medical Device Directive.
  • Equipment Explosive Atmospheres.
  • Simple Pressure Vessels Directive.
  • Pressure Equipment.
  • RoHS(Restriction on the use of Hazardous Substances) Directive.
  • WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Directive

Essential Requirements and Standards

  • Each Directive contains a set of “Essential Safety/Protection. Requirements” that are mandatory to comply with.
  • Directives specify “what” is required and “why”, but not “how” to comply
  • Standards show “how” to comply, but are voluntary.
  • Compliance with appropriate harmonized European Norms (EN)- Standards- presumes compliance with the essential requirements of the relevant Directives
 
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