UKCA - the new CE in Great Britain

Attention: The transition period for the UKCA marking was changed with 1.8.2023. The recognition of the CE marking has been extended indefinitely.

Safety-related software according to EN ISO 13849-1/-2

What is safety-related embedded software (SRESW)? What is safety-related application software (SRASW)? And above all, who is responsible for what?

Many questions arise around the topic of safety-related software and the requirements from EN ISO 13849-1:2015 and EN ISO 13849-2:2012. Get the answers here!

Einsatz von Chemikalien in der Produktion

In den Produktionsanlagen kommt es immer häufiger und verstärkt zum Einsatz von Chemikalien, wie Wasserstoffperoxid zum Bleichen, Biozid zur Schleimbekämpfung, Laugen und Säuren zur Reinigung, Lacke zum Färben, Ethanol als Lösungsmittel, usw. Bei nicht sachgemäßer Handhabung durch ungeschultes Personal (z.B. in der Nachtschicht), fehlenden Steuerungs-/technischen Schutzmaßnahmen, gemeinsamer Lagerung bzw. Mischen von Chemikalien mit unterschiedlichen Eigenschaften kann es zu schweren Verletzungen bis hin zu Todesgefahr kommen.

Wirtschaftsakteure beim Inverkehrbringen am Europäischen Markt

Mit der Verordnung (EU) 2019/1020  des Europäischen Parlaments und des Rates über Marktüberwachung und die Konformität von Produkten wird ein umfassendes Regelwerk eingeführt,  um Verbraucher vor unsicheren und nicht konformen Produkten zu schützen und gleiche Wettbewerbsbedingungen für Wirtschaftsakteure zu schaffen. Neben der Verordnung wurden auch Leitlinien für Wirtschaftsakteure und Marktüberwachungsbehörden zur praktischen Umsetzung von Artikel  4  der  Verordnung  (EU)  2019/1020 erstellt.

Correct classification of containers according to PED

The European Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EU (PED for short) came into force on 19 July 2016. It applies to pressure equipment and assemblies with a maximum allowable pressure (PS) of more than 0.5 bar. This article is intended to provide an understanding of how to deal with the PED with regard to the correct classification of vessels or boilers with two or more chambers.

Conversion of machines - What must be observed?

When extending existing machines, upgrading older machines or replacing components on machines - in short, when converting a machine - it is important to clarify whether it is a "significant change".

All about the ATEX-directive 2014/34/EU

When is my product subject to the ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU? How do I achieve conformity with this directive? Learn more about manufacturer obligations in connection with potentially explosive atmospheres.


Guide for the implementation of product regulations ("Blue Guide")

The "Blue Guide" as a guideline for the implementation of the product regulations is continuously updated and adapted to current standards and regulations!

Missing guards on partly completed machinery - what to do?

Am I allowed to place a machine on the market as an "incomplete machine" due to missing protective devices?

Do you know under which circumstances you may place an incomplete machine on the market? It is important that the machine in which the partly completed machine is to be installed complies with the provisions of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC! Read on for more information.

From the world of standards: New CEN ISO/TR 22100-4:2020

The Technical Report related to ISO 12100 is intended to provide guidance to machine manufacturers regarding possible safety aspects, especially IT security, when the machine is first put into service or placed on the market. Information about what a CEN ISO/TR - 4:2020 is and what it should contain can be found here.

Info: Intended use of machines

Here you can find out whether or not your machine is being used in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications and when you have to check this again.

From the world of standards: All information about EN ISO 19353:2019

In 2019 the standard EN ISO 19353:2019 Safety of machinery - Preventive and protective fire protection was published by the European Standards Institute (CEN). You can find all important information here.

Standards news: New edition of EN ISO 7010:2020

On the 25.03.2020 the new edition of the standard EN ISO 7010:2020 Graphical symbols - Safety colors and safety signs - Registered safety signs was published by the European Standards Institute (CEN). You can find all information about the new features here!

A look behind the curtain: We are in the standards committee for you

Get an insight into our work in various national, European and international standards committees and benefit from our advance!

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Standards news: EN ISO 13857:2019

New edition of EN ISO 13857:2019 Safety of machinery - Safety distances to prevent hazard zones being reached by upper and lower limbs


Mandatory standards in EU/EC declarations of conformity?

Should standards/regulations be listed on EC/EU Declarations of Conformity - is this advantageous from the point of view of a manufacturer, buyer/operator?


Standards news: EN 1127-1:2019 Explosive atmospheres

With the revision of EN 1127-1:2019 Explosive atmospheres - Explosion prevention and protection - Part 1: Basic concepts and methodology in August 2019 there were also some changes, which we would like to present to you here.

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Explosion protection document - Part 3 of the information series

What must be taken into account when purchasing a machine or plant with regard to the explosion protection document?

News: EN ISO 13854:2019

Do you already know whether the new EN ISO 13854:2019 also applies to your machine? You can find important information about the standard here!

Explosion protection document - Part 2 of the information series

Learn more about the content of an explosion protection document and when it needs to be updated!