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Editor: Jonathan Severn
3rd February 2016

An updated list of Machinery Directive Harmonised Standards was published in the Official Journal (OJ) of the European Union on 15 January. The list has not been updated since February 2015, so there are lots of changes this time (more than 60). Most new and amended standards are C-Type, relating to specific classes of machinery, so check these to see if any cover the machines you build. However, there is also a change to the B-Type functional safety standard EN 62061.

Follow the link to see the changes and additions to the list of Machinery Directive Harmonised Standards.


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Jonathan Severn

Andrew Turner
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Telephone: +44 (0) 1483 560314


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