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2001/0004(COD) Machinery. Recast

Progress: Procedure completed

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead IMCO SCHWAB Andreas (icon: PPE-DE PPE-DE)
Former Responsible Committee JURI WIELAND Rainer (icon: PPE-DE PPE-DE)
Former Committee Opinion ITRE
Former Committee Opinion EMPL PÉREZ ÁLVAREZ Manuel (icon: PPE-DE PPE-DE)
Former Committee Opinion ENVI FLORENZ Karl-Heinz (icon: PPE-DE PPE-DE)
Lead committee dossier:
Legal Basis:
EC Treaty (after Amsterdam) EC 095

Events

2018/05/07
   EC - Follow-up document
Documents
2018/05/07
   EC - Follow-up document
Documents
2006/06/09
   Final act published in Official Journal
Details

PURPOSE: to lay down the essential health and safety requirements of the design and manufacture of machinery placed on the internal market.

LEGISLATIVE ACT: Directive 2006/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on machinery and amending Directive 95/16/EC (recast).

CONTENT: the Council approved Parliamentary amendments on the draft Directive on the technical harmonisation for machines, which amends Directive 95/16/EC. The Directive is deemed to have been adopted in the form of the common position, as amended by the European Parliament during its second reading.

The Directive’s objective is to update technical prescriptions of existing community legislation which governs the design and construction of machinery, interchangeable equipment, safety components, lifting accessories, removable mechanical transmission devices and partly completed machinery. The agreed text improves legal certainty by clarifying the Directive’s scope and meaning and by removing ambiguities that have led to diverging interpretations. For example, there will be clearer borderlines to other directives such as the Lifts and Low Voltage Directives. Market surveillance and surveillance of product certification bodies is made more efficient by improved co-ordination at EU-level and monitoring at national level. It covers anything from small consumer products such as handheld power tools, outboard engines to large professional products such as paper making machinery or tower cranes.

The agreed text defines only the essential health and safety requirements of general application, supplemented by a number of more specific requirements for certain categories of machinery.

ENTRY INTO FORCE: 29 June 2006

TRANSPOSITION: 29 June 2008. The Member States will have until 29 December 2009 to apply the Directive’s provisions.

2006/05/17
   CSL - Draft final act
Documents
2006/05/17
   CSL - Final act signed
2006/05/17
   EP - End of procedure in Parliament
2006/04/25
   CSL - Act approved by Council, 2nd reading
2006/04/25
   CSL - Council Meeting
2006/02/13
   EC - Commission opinion on Parliament's position at 2nd reading
Details

The Commission accepts in full all of the nine amendments adopted by the European Parliament. They are the result of a compromise package agreed between the European Parliament and the Council. The conclusion of the compromise package has been facilitated by three declarations, which the Commission made during the December 2005 session. The Commission Declaration states:

- On CE marking: The Commission will clarify the conditions for affixing other markings, whether national, European or private, in relation to the CE marking.

- On tractors I: The Parliament, the Council and the Commission declare that, in order to cover all aspects related to the health and safety of agricultural and forestry tractors in one harmonising Directive, Directive 2003/37 on type-approval of agricultural and forestry tractors, their trailers and inter-changeable towed machinery, together with their systems, components and separate technical units needs to be modified so as to address all the relevant risks of the Machinery Directive. Such a modification should include an amendment of the Machinery Directive in order to delete the expression “for the risks”.

- On tractors II: The Commission recognises the need to include in the agricultural and forestry tractors directive further requirements for risks not yet covered by these Directives. To this end, the Commission is considering appropriate measures that include references to United Nations regulations, CEN and ISO standards and OECD codes.

2006/01/12
   EC - Commission response to text adopted in plenary
Documents
2005/12/15
   EP - Results of vote in Parliament
2005/12/15
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 2nd reading
Details

The European Parliament adopted a resolution drafted by Andreas SCHWAB (EPP-ED,) making some amendments to the common position:

- concerning agricultural and forestry tractors, the provisions of the Directive concerning the risks currently not covered by Directive 2003/37/EC should no longer apply when such risks are covered by Directive 2003/37/EC.

-a new recital states that Member States are responsible for ensuring that the Directive is effectively enforced on their territory and the safety of the machinery concerned is, as far as possible, improved in accordance with its provisions. The Member States should ensure their capacity to carry out effective market surveillance, taking account of guidelines developed by the Commission, in order to achieve the proper and uniform application of the Directive;

- electric motors should be listed among the products excluded from the scope of the directive in Art. 1(2).

-there is increased emphasis on the fact that business, professional and trade secrets shall be treated as confidential ;

- the reference to scrapping of machinery was deleted from Annex I on the grounds that this lies outside the control of manufacturers, who should therefore not be made responsible for it;

- during the assessment of the technology of the machinery, the team of auditors shall carry out a review of the technical files to ensure their compliance with the relevant health and safety requirements.

Documents
2005/12/14
   EP - Debate in Parliament
2005/11/25
   EP - Committee recommendation tabled for plenary, 2nd reading
Documents
2005/11/25
   EP - Committee recommendation tabled for plenary, 2nd reading
Documents
2005/11/23
   EP - Vote in committee, 2nd reading
Details

The committee adopted the report by Andreas SCHWAB (EPP-ED, ) amending the Council's common position under the 2nd reading of the codecision procedure:

- a new recital 19a called for the Commission to present by 2007 a proposal for a framework directive on uniform use of the CE marking in respect of all directives in force;

- electric motors should be listed among the products excluded from the scope of the directive in Art. 1(2). Moreover, to avoid pointless administrative formalities in the case of harmless products, the list should include a general category defined as follows: "machinery which, owing to its shape, size, function, or purpose, and to the energy stored within it or used by it, is harmless";

- the reference to scrapping of machinery was deleted from Annex I on the grounds that this lies outside the control of manufacturers, who should therefore not be made responsible for it;

- the requirement to declare uncertainties should be deleted in that it would represent a costly burden for manufacturers, especially SMEs. Moreover, the very meaning of 'uncertainties' is subject to ongoing scientific and academic debate and cannot easily be applied or interpreted;

- Member States which take measures against machinery on health and safety grounds should, "without delay, reinforce market surveillance with regard to machinery presenting the same risk by virtue of its technical characteristics".

2005/10/28
   EP - Amendments tabled in committee
Documents
2005/09/28
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
2005/09/08
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 2nd reading
2005/08/31
   EC - Commission communication on Council's position
Details

The Commission is of the opinion that the Common Position, which was unanimously adopted, further clarifies certain issues and concepts whilst at the same time improving the formulation of certain provisions. At the same time, the Council’s stance neither alters the objectives, nor the general approach, of the initially proposed Directive. The Commission can therefore support the Common Position.

In other comments, the Commission notes that key amendments proposed by the European Parliament made during the fist reading of the Directive, such as introducing self-certification, have been incorporated into the Common Position. Moreover, many of the modifications introduced in the Common Position concern improvements in the layout of the text or constitute editorial improvements, which do not change the fundamental meaning or practical application of the Directive. The Commission notes that, the layout of Annex I on essential health and safety requirements is consistent with the layout of the current Directive. Thus, the essential health and safety requirements have been merged with the Chapters relating to lifting as well as the lifting of persons.

Three Declarations have been attached to the Common Position. They concern:

- Issues relating to the exclusion of agricultural and forestry tractors. The Council and Commission declare that, in order to cover all aspects of health and safety issues, components and separate technical units will need to be modified so as to address all the relevant risks of the Machinery Directive.

- Issues relating to the presumption of conformity and harmonised standards. The Commission declares that it will make every effort to provide information on standards published in the Official Journal, indicating the relationship between their clauses and essential health and safety requirements.

- Matters relating to CE marking. The Commission declares that it will clarify the conditions for the affixing of other markings in relation with the CE marking, whether national, European or private.

2005/07/18
   CSL - Council position
Details

An extensive redrafting of the Proposal has been done by the Council, largely concentrating on the use of terminology in order to make it more consistent throughout the proposed Directive. Lengthy debate and analysis at committee level has ensured that all foreseeable elements have now been incorporated into the proposed Directive. In this way, the Council is hoping to avoid revisiting the Directive in the near future.

The new elements incorporated into the Common Position are as follows:

Changes have been made to the scope of the Directive. Various items have explicitly been added, some of which were previously mentioned in the Annexes only. Certain categories of products have been added to the scope of the Directive. This refers mainly to various means of transport and machinery especially designed for research/laboratory purposes. An indicative list of safety components has been set up, which may be modified via a comitology procedure setting up a new Machinery Committee. The Annex on Health and Safety requirements has been extensively redrafted. A table, cross referencing the proposed Directive with Directive 98/37/EC, has been included in a bid to facilitate the Directive’s application – even when the content of the corresponding parts are not identical.

A number of changes have been made to the terminology of the text. Amendments, which have been included in full by the Council are:

References to Directive 92/59/EEC Restriction to the free circulation of goods. Including matters of transportation to the phases where hazards must be eliminated. Including the manufacturer’s representative name and address only when appropriate.

Amendments, which were partially included or were reworded by the Council relate inter alia, to:

Definitions of partly completed machinery and safety components, which have now been included. Matters relating to the conformity assessment procedure. Matters relating to the CE marking. On the obligation for national/Commission officials to respect professional confidentiality. Rewording the issue of fixed guards. Issues relating to language usage and instructions. Specifications on how information must be affixed on lifting accessories.

Amendments unacceptable to the Commission and therefore not included by the Council relate inter alia, to:

Improved environmental performance of machines. The non-application of the provisions of the Directive in certain circumstances. Equipment used in fairgrounds and amusement parks. Voluntary certification and marking schemes. High voltage devices. Safety improvements regarding old machinery. The codification of future legal acts. Harmonised standards for machinery Risk analysis and conformity assessment procedures Partly completed machinery. Market Surveillance The definition of a “lift”. The entry into force of the future Directive Obligations of the manufacturer during the handling and transport of machinery The stability of machinery. Seats in the machinery. Movement of exposed persons. Content in instruction manuals. Vibrations Defining a “slinging device”. Designing a lifting device. Designing controls and manual controls Construction site hoists. The availability of technical files. Series manufacture of identical machines Persons responsible for fulfilling conformity assessment The compilation of a database of machinery which contributes to a safe working environment.

Amendments unacceptable to the Council related, inter alia, to:

The exclusion of industrial sites and medical devices. The conformity of assessment procedure Risk analysis Professional secrecy Hazardous situations Measuring procedures Aspects of the definition relating to lifting devices. Static and dynamic tests Hold-to-run controls. Machinery load. Marking. The travel zone in industrial lifts. Co-ordination obligations.

To conclude, the Council accepts that the Common Position extensively modifies the text of the initial proposal. However, this re-writing is deemed essential in order to achieve three key objectives. Firstly, to ensure that the terminology is consistent throughout the entire Directive thus allowing for an easier application of its provisions. Secondly, to address the concerns of industrial stakeholders who are expected to apply the provisions and thirdly, to allow an easy transition from the Directive currently in force to the new Directive.

2005/07/18
   CSL - Council position published
Details

An extensive redrafting of the Proposal has been done by the Council, largely concentrating on the use of terminology in order to make it more consistent throughout the proposed Directive. Lengthy debate and analysis at committee level has ensured that all foreseeable elements have now been incorporated into the proposed Directive. In this way, the Council is hoping to avoid revisiting the Directive in the near future.

The new elements incorporated into the Common Position are as follows:

Changes have been made to the scope of the Directive. Various items have explicitly been added, some of which were previously mentioned in the Annexes only. Certain categories of products have been added to the scope of the Directive. This refers mainly to various means of transport and machinery especially designed for research/laboratory purposes. An indicative list of safety components has been set up, which may be modified via a comitology procedure setting up a new Machinery Committee. The Annex on Health and Safety requirements has been extensively redrafted. A table, cross referencing the proposed Directive with Directive 98/37/EC, has been included in a bid to facilitate the Directive’s application – even when the content of the corresponding parts are not identical.

A number of changes have been made to the terminology of the text. Amendments, which have been included in full by the Council are:

References to Directive 92/59/EEC Restriction to the free circulation of goods. Including matters of transportation to the phases where hazards must be eliminated. Including the manufacturer’s representative name and address only when appropriate.

Amendments, which were partially included or were reworded by the Council relate inter alia, to:

Definitions of partly completed machinery and safety components, which have now been included. Matters relating to the conformity assessment procedure. Matters relating to the CE marking. On the obligation for national/Commission officials to respect professional confidentiality. Rewording the issue of fixed guards. Issues relating to language usage and instructions. Specifications on how information must be affixed on lifting accessories.

Amendments unacceptable to the Commission and therefore not included by the Council relate inter alia, to:

Improved environmental performance of machines. The non-application of the provisions of the Directive in certain circumstances. Equipment used in fairgrounds and amusement parks. Voluntary certification and marking schemes. High voltage devices. Safety improvements regarding old machinery. The codification of future legal acts. Harmonised standards for machinery Risk analysis and conformity assessment procedures Partly completed machinery. Market Surveillance The definition of a “lift”. The entry into force of the future Directive Obligations of the manufacturer during the handling and transport of machinery The stability of machinery. Seats in the machinery. Movement of exposed persons. Content in instruction manuals. Vibrations Defining a “slinging device”. Designing a lifting device. Designing controls and manual controls Construction site hoists. The availability of technical files. Series manufacture of identical machines Persons responsible for fulfilling conformity assessment The compilation of a database of machinery which contributes to a safe working environment.

Amendments unacceptable to the Council related, inter alia, to:

The exclusion of industrial sites and medical devices. The conformity of assessment procedure Risk analysis Professional secrecy Hazardous situations Measuring procedures Aspects of the definition relating to lifting devices. Static and dynamic tests Hold-to-run controls. Machinery load. Marking. The travel zone in industrial lifts. Co-ordination obligations.

To conclude, the Council accepts that the Common Position extensively modifies the text of the initial proposal. However, this re-writing is deemed essential in order to achieve three key objectives. Firstly, to ensure that the terminology is consistent throughout the entire Directive thus allowing for an easier application of its provisions. Secondly, to address the concerns of industrial stakeholders who are expected to apply the provisions and thirdly, to allow an easy transition from the Directive currently in force to the new Directive.

Documents
2005/07/18
   CSL - Council Meeting
2005/07/05
   CSL - Council statement on its position
Documents
2004/09/24
   CSL - Council Meeting
2004/08/31
   EP - SCHWAB Andreas (PPE-DE) appointed as rapporteur in IMCO
2003/11/26
   CSL - Debate in Council
Documents
2003/11/26
   CSL - Council Meeting
2003/02/11
   EC - Modified legislative proposal published
2002/07/04
   EP - Text adopted by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
2002/07/04
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
Documents
2002/07/03
   EP - Debate in Parliament
2002/05/28
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
Documents
2002/05/28
   EP - Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
2002/05/28
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
Documents
2001/09/21
   EP - Committee opinion
Documents
2001/09/13
   EP - Committee opinion
Documents
2001/09/12
   ESC - Economic and Social Committee: opinion, report
2001/09/04
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
2001/04/11
   EP - FLORENZ Karl-Heinz (PPE-DE) appointed as rapporteur in ENVI
2001/03/15
   EP - PÉREZ ÁLVAREZ Manuel (PPE-DE) appointed as rapporteur in EMPL
2001/02/27
   EP - WIELAND Rainer (PPE-DE) appointed as rapporteur in JURI
2001/02/12
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
2001/01/26
   EC - Legislative proposal
2001/01/26
   EC - Legislative proposal published

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  • date: 2001-01-26T00:00:00 docs: url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=EN&type_doc=COMfinal&an_doc=2000&nu_doc=899 title: EUR-Lex url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/JOHtml.do?uri=OJ:C:2001:154E:SOM:EN:HTML title: OJ C 154 29.05.2001, p. 0164 E title: COM(2000)0899 summary: type: Legislative proposal body: EC
  • date: 2001-09-04T00:00:00 docs: title: PE301.518 type: Committee draft report body: EP
  • date: 2001-09-12T00:00:00 docs: url: https://dm.eesc.europa.eu/EESCDocumentSearch/Pages/redresults.aspx?k=(documenttype:AC)(documentnumber:1112)(documentyear:2001)(documentlanguage:EN) title: CES1112/2001 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=OJ:C:2001:311:TOC title: OJ C 311 07.11.2001, p. 0001 type: Economic and Social Committee: opinion, report body: ESC
  • date: 2001-09-13T00:00:00 docs: title: PE304.689/DEF committee: ENVI type: Committee opinion body: EP
  • date: 2001-09-21T00:00:00 docs: title: PE305.698/DEF committee: EMPL type: Committee opinion body: EP
  • date: 2002-05-28T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A5-2002-216&language=EN title: A5-0216/2002 type: Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading body: EP
  • date: 2002-07-04T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P5-TA-2002-362 title: T5-0362/2002 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/JOHtml.do?uri=OJ:C:2003:271E:SOM:EN:HTML title: OJ C 271 12.11.2003, p. 0378-0491 E summary: type: Text adopted by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP
  • date: 2005-07-05T00:00:00 docs: url: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/content/out?lang=EN&typ=SET&i=ADV&RESULTSET=1&DOC_ID=10855%2F05&DOC_LANCD=EN&ROWSPP=25&NRROWS=500&ORDERBY=DOC_DATE+DESC title: 10855/2005 type: Council statement on its position body: CSL
  • date: 2005-07-18T00:00:00 docs: url: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/content/out?lang=EN&typ=SET&i=ADV&RESULTSET=1&DOC_ID=5786%2F05&DOC_LANCD=EN&ROWSPP=25&NRROWS=500&ORDERBY=DOC_DATE+DESC title: 05786/2/2005 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/JOHtml.do?uri=OJ:C:2005:251E:SOM:EN:HTML title: OJ C 251 11.10.2005, p. 0001-0067 E summary: An extensive redrafting of the Proposal has been done by the Council, largely concentrating on the use of terminology in order to make it more consistent throughout the proposed Directive. Lengthy debate and analysis at committee level has ensured that all foreseeable elements have now been incorporated into the proposed Directive. In this way, the Council is hoping to avoid revisiting the Directive in the near future. The new elements incorporated into the Common Position are as follows: Changes have been made to the scope of the Directive. Various items have explicitly been added, some of which were previously mentioned in the Annexes only. Certain categories of products have been added to the scope of the Directive. This refers mainly to various means of transport and machinery especially designed for research/laboratory purposes. An indicative list of safety components has been set up, which may be modified via a comitology procedure setting up a new Machinery Committee. The Annex on Health and Safety requirements has been extensively redrafted. A table, cross referencing the proposed Directive with Directive 98/37/EC, has been included in a bid to facilitate the Directive’s application – even when the content of the corresponding parts are not identical. A number of changes have been made to the terminology of the text. Amendments, which have been included in full by the Council are: References to Directive 92/59/EEC Restriction to the free circulation of goods. Including matters of transportation to the phases where hazards must be eliminated. Including the manufacturer’s representative name and address only when appropriate. Amendments, which were partially included or were reworded by the Council relate inter alia, to: Definitions of partly completed machinery and safety components, which have now been included. Matters relating to the conformity assessment procedure. Matters relating to the CE marking. On the obligation for national/Commission officials to respect professional confidentiality. Rewording the issue of fixed guards. Issues relating to language usage and instructions. Specifications on how information must be affixed on lifting accessories. Amendments unacceptable to the Commission and therefore not included by the Council relate inter alia, to: Improved environmental performance of machines. The non-application of the provisions of the Directive in certain circumstances. Equipment used in fairgrounds and amusement parks. Voluntary certification and marking schemes. High voltage devices. Safety improvements regarding old machinery. The codification of future legal acts. Harmonised standards for machinery Risk analysis and conformity assessment procedures Partly completed machinery. Market Surveillance The definition of a “lift”. The entry into force of the future Directive Obligations of the manufacturer during the handling and transport of machinery The stability of machinery. Seats in the machinery. Movement of exposed persons. Content in instruction manuals. Vibrations Defining a “slinging device”. Designing a lifting device. Designing controls and manual controls Construction site hoists. The availability of technical files. Series manufacture of identical machines Persons responsible for fulfilling conformity assessment The compilation of a database of machinery which contributes to a safe working environment. Amendments unacceptable to the Council related, inter alia, to: The exclusion of industrial sites and medical devices. The conformity of assessment procedure Risk analysis Professional secrecy Hazardous situations Measuring procedures Aspects of the definition relating to lifting devices. Static and dynamic tests Hold-to-run controls. Machinery load. Marking. The travel zone in industrial lifts. Co-ordination obligations. To conclude, the Council accepts that the Common Position extensively modifies the text of the initial proposal. However, this re-writing is deemed essential in order to achieve three key objectives. Firstly, to ensure that the terminology is consistent throughout the entire Directive thus allowing for an easier application of its provisions. Secondly, to address the concerns of industrial stakeholders who are expected to apply the provisions and thirdly, to allow an easy transition from the Directive currently in force to the new Directive. type: Council position body: CSL
  • date: 2005-08-31T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/registre/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2005/0403/COM_COM(2005)0403_EN.pdf title: COM(2005)0403 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=EN&type_doc=COMfinal&an_doc=2005&nu_doc=403 title: EUR-Lex summary: The Commission is of the opinion that the Common Position, which was unanimously adopted, further clarifies certain issues and concepts whilst at the same time improving the formulation of certain provisions. At the same time, the Council’s stance neither alters the objectives, nor the general approach, of the initially proposed Directive. The Commission can therefore support the Common Position. In other comments, the Commission notes that key amendments proposed by the European Parliament made during the fist reading of the Directive, such as introducing self-certification, have been incorporated into the Common Position. Moreover, many of the modifications introduced in the Common Position concern improvements in the layout of the text or constitute editorial improvements, which do not change the fundamental meaning or practical application of the Directive. The Commission notes that, the layout of Annex I on essential health and safety requirements is consistent with the layout of the current Directive. Thus, the essential health and safety requirements have been merged with the Chapters relating to lifting as well as the lifting of persons. Three Declarations have been attached to the Common Position. They concern: - Issues relating to the exclusion of agricultural and forestry tractors. The Council and Commission declare that, in order to cover all aspects of health and safety issues, components and separate technical units will need to be modified so as to address all the relevant risks of the Machinery Directive. - Issues relating to the presumption of conformity and harmonised standards. The Commission declares that it will make every effort to provide information on standards published in the Official Journal, indicating the relationship between their clauses and essential health and safety requirements. - Matters relating to CE marking. The Commission declares that it will clarify the conditions for the affixing of other markings in relation with the CE marking, whether national, European or private. type: Commission communication on Council's position body: EC
  • date: 2005-09-28T00:00:00 docs: title: PE362.847 type: Committee draft report body: EP
  • date: 2005-10-28T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/commissions/imco/amendments/2005/364847/IMCO_AM(2005)364847_EN.pdf title: PE364.847 type: Amendments tabled in committee body: EP
  • date: 2005-11-25T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A6-2005-338&language=EN title: A6-0338/2005 type: Committee recommendation tabled for plenary, 2nd reading body: EP
  • date: 2006-01-12T00:00:00 docs: url: /oeil/spdoc.do?i=4407&j=0&l=en title: SP(2006)0053 type: Commission response to text adopted in plenary
  • date: 2006-02-13T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/registre/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2006/0058/COM_COM(2006)0058_EN.pdf title: COM(2006)0058 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=EN&type_doc=COMfinal&an_doc=2006&nu_doc=58 title: EUR-Lex summary: The Commission accepts in full all of the nine amendments adopted by the European Parliament. They are the result of a compromise package agreed between the European Parliament and the Council. The conclusion of the compromise package has been facilitated by three declarations, which the Commission made during the December 2005 session. The Commission Declaration states: - On CE marking: The Commission will clarify the conditions for affixing other markings, whether national, European or private, in relation to the CE marking. - On tractors I: The Parliament, the Council and the Commission declare that, in order to cover all aspects related to the health and safety of agricultural and forestry tractors in one harmonising Directive, Directive 2003/37 on type-approval of agricultural and forestry tractors, their trailers and inter-changeable towed machinery, together with their systems, components and separate technical units needs to be modified so as to address all the relevant risks of the Machinery Directive. Such a modification should include an amendment of the Machinery Directive in order to delete the expression “for the risks”. - On tractors II: The Commission recognises the need to include in the agricultural and forestry tractors directive further requirements for risks not yet covered by these Directives. To this end, the Commission is considering appropriate measures that include references to United Nations regulations, CEN and ISO standards and OECD codes. type: Commission opinion on Parliament's position at 2nd reading body: EC
  • date: 2006-05-17T00:00:00 docs: url: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/content/out?lang=EN&typ=SET&i=ADV&RESULTSET=1&DOC_ID=3680%2F05&DOC_LANCD=EN&ROWSPP=25&NRROWS=500&ORDERBY=DOC_DATE+DESC title: 03680/4/2005 type: Draft final act body: CSL
  • date: 2018-05-07T00:00:00 docs: title: SWD(2018)0160 type: Follow-up document body: EC
  • date: 2018-05-07T00:00:00 docs: title: SWD(2018)0161 type: Follow-up document body: EC
events
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  • date: 2001-02-12T00:00:00 type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP
  • date: 2002-05-28T00:00:00 type: Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading body: EP summary:
  • date: 2002-05-28T00:00:00 type: Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A5-2002-216&language=EN title: A5-0216/2002
  • date: 2002-07-03T00:00:00 type: Debate in Parliament body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?secondRef=TOC&language=EN&reference=20020703&type=CRE title: Debate in Parliament
  • date: 2002-07-04T00:00:00 type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P5-TA-2002-362 title: T5-0362/2002 summary:
  • date: 2003-02-11T00:00:00 type: Modified legislative proposal published body: EC docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/registre/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2003/0048/COM_COM(2003)0048_EN.pdf title: COM(2003)0048 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=EN&type_doc=COMfinal&an_doc=2003&nu_doc=48 title: EUR-Lex summary:
  • date: 2003-11-26T00:00:00 type: Debate in Council body: CSL docs: url: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/content/out?lang=EN&typ=SET&i=SMPL&ROWSPP=25&RESULTSET=1&NRROWS=500&DOC_LANCD=EN&ORDERBY=DOC_DATE+DESC&CONTENTS=2547*&MEET_DATE=26/11/2003 title: 2547
  • date: 2005-07-18T00:00:00 type: Council position published body: CSL docs: url: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/content/out?lang=EN&typ=SET&i=ADV&RESULTSET=1&DOC_ID=5786%2F05&DOC_LANCD=EN&ROWSPP=25&NRROWS=500&ORDERBY=DOC_DATE+DESC title: 05786/2/2005 summary: An extensive redrafting of the Proposal has been done by the Council, largely concentrating on the use of terminology in order to make it more consistent throughout the proposed Directive. Lengthy debate and analysis at committee level has ensured that all foreseeable elements have now been incorporated into the proposed Directive. In this way, the Council is hoping to avoid revisiting the Directive in the near future. The new elements incorporated into the Common Position are as follows: Changes have been made to the scope of the Directive. Various items have explicitly been added, some of which were previously mentioned in the Annexes only. Certain categories of products have been added to the scope of the Directive. This refers mainly to various means of transport and machinery especially designed for research/laboratory purposes. An indicative list of safety components has been set up, which may be modified via a comitology procedure setting up a new Machinery Committee. The Annex on Health and Safety requirements has been extensively redrafted. A table, cross referencing the proposed Directive with Directive 98/37/EC, has been included in a bid to facilitate the Directive’s application – even when the content of the corresponding parts are not identical. A number of changes have been made to the terminology of the text. Amendments, which have been included in full by the Council are: References to Directive 92/59/EEC Restriction to the free circulation of goods. Including matters of transportation to the phases where hazards must be eliminated. Including the manufacturer’s representative name and address only when appropriate. Amendments, which were partially included or were reworded by the Council relate inter alia, to: Definitions of partly completed machinery and safety components, which have now been included. Matters relating to the conformity assessment procedure. Matters relating to the CE marking. On the obligation for national/Commission officials to respect professional confidentiality. Rewording the issue of fixed guards. Issues relating to language usage and instructions. Specifications on how information must be affixed on lifting accessories. Amendments unacceptable to the Commission and therefore not included by the Council relate inter alia, to: Improved environmental performance of machines. The non-application of the provisions of the Directive in certain circumstances. Equipment used in fairgrounds and amusement parks. Voluntary certification and marking schemes. High voltage devices. Safety improvements regarding old machinery. The codification of future legal acts. Harmonised standards for machinery Risk analysis and conformity assessment procedures Partly completed machinery. Market Surveillance The definition of a “lift”. The entry into force of the future Directive Obligations of the manufacturer during the handling and transport of machinery The stability of machinery. Seats in the machinery. Movement of exposed persons. Content in instruction manuals. Vibrations Defining a “slinging device”. Designing a lifting device. Designing controls and manual controls Construction site hoists. The availability of technical files. Series manufacture of identical machines Persons responsible for fulfilling conformity assessment The compilation of a database of machinery which contributes to a safe working environment. Amendments unacceptable to the Council related, inter alia, to: The exclusion of industrial sites and medical devices. The conformity of assessment procedure Risk analysis Professional secrecy Hazardous situations Measuring procedures Aspects of the definition relating to lifting devices. Static and dynamic tests Hold-to-run controls. Machinery load. Marking. The travel zone in industrial lifts. Co-ordination obligations. To conclude, the Council accepts that the Common Position extensively modifies the text of the initial proposal. However, this re-writing is deemed essential in order to achieve three key objectives. Firstly, to ensure that the terminology is consistent throughout the entire Directive thus allowing for an easier application of its provisions. Secondly, to address the concerns of industrial stakeholders who are expected to apply the provisions and thirdly, to allow an easy transition from the Directive currently in force to the new Directive.
  • date: 2005-09-08T00:00:00 type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 2nd reading body: EP
  • date: 2005-11-23T00:00:00 type: Vote in committee, 2nd reading body: EP summary: The committee adopted the report by Andreas SCHWAB (EPP-ED, ) amending the Council's common position under the 2nd reading of the codecision procedure: - a new recital 19a called for the Commission to present by 2007 a proposal for a framework directive on uniform use of the CE marking in respect of all directives in force; - electric motors should be listed among the products excluded from the scope of the directive in Art. 1(2). Moreover, to avoid pointless administrative formalities in the case of harmless products, the list should include a general category defined as follows: "machinery which, owing to its shape, size, function, or purpose, and to the energy stored within it or used by it, is harmless"; - the reference to scrapping of machinery was deleted from Annex I on the grounds that this lies outside the control of manufacturers, who should therefore not be made responsible for it; - the requirement to declare uncertainties should be deleted in that it would represent a costly burden for manufacturers, especially SMEs. Moreover, the very meaning of 'uncertainties' is subject to ongoing scientific and academic debate and cannot easily be applied or interpreted; - Member States which take measures against machinery on health and safety grounds should, "without delay, reinforce market surveillance with regard to machinery presenting the same risk by virtue of its technical characteristics".
  • date: 2005-11-25T00:00:00 type: Committee recommendation tabled for plenary, 2nd reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A6-2005-338&language=EN title: A6-0338/2005
  • date: 2005-12-14T00:00:00 type: Debate in Parliament body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?secondRef=TOC&language=EN&reference=20051214&type=CRE title: Debate in Parliament
  • date: 2005-12-15T00:00:00 type: Results of vote in Parliament body: EP docs: url: https://oeil.secure.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/sda.do?id=4407&l=en title: Results of vote in Parliament
  • date: 2005-12-15T00:00:00 type: Decision by Parliament, 2nd reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P6-TA-2005-517 title: T6-0517/2005 summary: The European Parliament adopted a resolution drafted by Andreas SCHWAB (EPP-ED,) making some amendments to the common position: - concerning agricultural and forestry tractors, the provisions of the Directive concerning the risks currently not covered by Directive 2003/37/EC should no longer apply when such risks are covered by Directive 2003/37/EC. -a new recital states that Member States are responsible for ensuring that the Directive is effectively enforced on their territory and the safety of the machinery concerned is, as far as possible, improved in accordance with its provisions. The Member States should ensure their capacity to carry out effective market surveillance, taking account of guidelines developed by the Commission, in order to achieve the proper and uniform application of the Directive; - electric motors should be listed among the products excluded from the scope of the directive in Art. 1(2). -there is increased emphasis on the fact that business, professional and trade secrets shall be treated as confidential ; - the reference to scrapping of machinery was deleted from Annex I on the grounds that this lies outside the control of manufacturers, who should therefore not be made responsible for it; - during the assessment of the technology of the machinery, the team of auditors shall carry out a review of the technical files to ensure their compliance with the relevant health and safety requirements.
  • date: 2006-04-25T00:00:00 type: Act approved by Council, 2nd reading body: CSL
  • date: 2006-05-17T00:00:00 type: Final act signed body: CSL
  • date: 2006-05-17T00:00:00 type: End of procedure in Parliament body: EP
  • date: 2006-06-09T00:00:00 type: Final act published in Official Journal summary: PURPOSE: to lay down the essential health and safety requirements of the design and manufacture of machinery placed on the internal market. LEGISLATIVE ACT: Directive 2006/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on machinery and amending Directive 95/16/EC (recast). CONTENT: the Council approved Parliamentary amendments on the draft Directive on the technical harmonisation for machines, which amends Directive 95/16/EC. The Directive is deemed to have been adopted in the form of the common position, as amended by the European Parliament during its second reading. The Directive’s objective is to update technical prescriptions of existing community legislation which governs the design and construction of machinery, interchangeable equipment, safety components, lifting accessories, removable mechanical transmission devices and partly completed machinery. The agreed text improves legal certainty by clarifying the Directive’s scope and meaning and by removing ambiguities that have led to diverging interpretations. For example, there will be clearer borderlines to other directives such as the Lifts and Low Voltage Directives. Market surveillance and surveillance of product certification bodies is made more efficient by improved co-ordination at EU-level and monitoring at national level. It covers anything from small consumer products such as handheld power tools, outboard engines to large professional products such as paper making machinery or tower cranes. The agreed text defines only the essential health and safety requirements of general application, supplemented by a number of more specific requirements for certain categories of machinery. ENTRY INTO FORCE: 29 June 2006 TRANSPOSITION: 29 June 2008. The Member States will have until 29 December 2009 to apply the Directive’s provisions. docs: title: Directive 2006/42 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!CELEXnumdoc&lg=EN&numdoc=32006L0042 title: OJ L 157 09.06.2006, p. 0024-0086 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=OJ:L:2006:157:TOC
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  • 2.10.03 Standardisation, EC standards and trademark, certification, compliance
  • 3.40.08 Mechanical engineering, machine-tool industry
  • 4.15.15 Health and safety at work, occupational medicine
  • 4.60.04.02 Consumer security
New
2.10.03
Standardisation, EC/EU standards and trade mark, certification, compliance
3.40.08
Mechanical engineering, machine-tool industry
4.15.15
Health and safety at work, occupational medicine
4.60.04.02
Consumer security
procedure/summary
  • Amended by
  • Amended by
  • Amended by
  • Amending Directive 95/16/EC
  • Repealing Directive 98/37/EC
activities/19/docs/1/url
Old
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=OJ:L:2006:157:TOC
New
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/JOHtml.do?uri=OJ:L:2006:157:SOM:EN:HTML
links/European Commission/title
Old
PreLex
New
EUR-Lex
activities
  • date: 2001-01-26T00:00:00 docs: url: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=EN&type_doc=COMfinal&an_doc=2000&nu_doc=899 celexid: CELEX:52000PC0899:EN type: Legislative proposal published title: COM(2000)0899 type: Legislative proposal published body: EC commission: DG: url: http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/ title: Enterprise and Industry
  • date: 2001-02-12T00:00:00 body: EP type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading committees: body: EP responsible: False committee: EMPL date: 2001-03-15T00:00:00 committee_full: Employment and Social Affairs rapporteur: group: PPE-DE name: PÉREZ ÁLVAREZ Manuel body: EP responsible: False committee: ENVI date: 2001-04-11T00:00:00 committee_full: Environment, Public Health, Consumer Policy rapporteur: group: PPE-DE name: FLORENZ Karl-Heinz body: EP responsible: True committee: IMCO date: 2004-08-31T00:00:00 committee_full: Internal Market and Consumer Protection rapporteur: group: PPE-DE name: SCHWAB Andreas body: EP responsible: False committee_full: Industry, External Trade, Research, Energy committee: ITRE body: EP responsible: True committee: JURI date: 2001-02-27T00:00:00 committee_full: Legal Affairs and Internal Market rapporteur: group: PPE-DE name: WIELAND Rainer
  • body: EP committees: body: EP responsible: False committee: EMPL date: 2001-03-15T00:00:00 committee_full: Employment and Social Affairs rapporteur: group: PPE-DE name: PÉREZ ÁLVAREZ Manuel body: EP responsible: False committee: ENVI date: 2001-04-11T00:00:00 committee_full: Environment, Public Health, Consumer Policy rapporteur: group: PPE-DE name: FLORENZ Karl-Heinz body: EP responsible: True committee: IMCO date: 2004-08-31T00:00:00 committee_full: Internal Market and Consumer Protection rapporteur: group: PPE-DE name: SCHWAB Andreas body: EP responsible: False committee_full: Industry, External Trade, Research, Energy committee: ITRE body: EP responsible: True committee: JURI date: 2001-02-27T00:00:00 committee_full: Legal Affairs and Internal Market rapporteur: group: PPE-DE name: WIELAND Rainer docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A5-2002-216&language=EN type: Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading title: A5-0216/2002 date: 2002-05-28T00:00:00 type: Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
  • date: 2002-07-03T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?secondRef=TOC&language=EN&reference=20020703&type=CRE type: Debate in Parliament title: Debate in Parliament body: EP type: Debate in Parliament
  • date: 2002-07-04T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P5-TA-2002-362 type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading title: T5-0362/2002 body: EP type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
  • date: 2003-02-11T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/registre/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2003/0048/COM_COM(2003)0048_EN.pdf celexid: CELEX:52003PC0048:EN type: Modified legislative proposal published title: COM(2003)0048 type: Modified legislative proposal published body: EC commission: DG: url: http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/ title: Enterprise and Industry
  • date: 2003-05-19T00:00:00 body: CSL type: Council Meeting council: Competitiveness (Internal Market, Industry, Research and Space) meeting_id: X018
  • date: 2003-11-10T00:00:00 body: CSL type: Council Meeting council: Competitiveness (Internal Market, Industry, Research and Space) meeting_id: X019
  • body: CSL meeting_id: 2547 docs: url: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/content/out?lang=EN&typ=SET&i=SMPL&ROWSPP=25&RESULTSET=1&NRROWS=500&DOC_LANCD=EN&ORDERBY=DOC_DATE+DESC&CONTENTS=2547*&MEET_DATE=26/11/2003 type: Debate in Council title: 2547 council: Competitiveness (Internal Market, Industry, Research and Space) date: 2003-11-26T00:00:00 type: Council Meeting
  • date: 2004-09-24T00:00:00 body: CSL type: Council Meeting council: Competitiveness (Internal Market, Industry, Research and Space) meeting_id: 2605
  • body: CSL meeting_id: 2676 docs: url: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/content/out?lang=EN&typ=SET&i=ADV&RESULTSET=1&DOC_ID=5786%2F05&DOC_LANCD=EN&ROWSPP=25&NRROWS=500&ORDERBY=DOC_DATE+DESC type: Council position published title: 05786/2/2005 council: Agriculture and Fisheries date: 2005-07-18T00:00:00 type: Council Meeting
  • date: 2005-09-08T00:00:00 body: EP type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 2nd reading committees: body: EP responsible: True committee: IMCO date: 2004-08-31T00:00:00 committee_full: Internal Market and Consumer Protection rapporteur: group: PPE-DE name: SCHWAB Andreas body: EP responsible: True committee: JURI date: 2001-02-27T00:00:00 committee_full: Legal Affairs and Internal Market rapporteur: group: PPE-DE name: WIELAND Rainer
  • date: 2005-11-23T00:00:00 body: EP committees: body: EP responsible: True committee: IMCO date: 2004-08-31T00:00:00 committee_full: Internal Market and Consumer Protection rapporteur: group: PPE-DE name: SCHWAB Andreas body: EP responsible: True committee: JURI date: 2001-02-27T00:00:00 committee_full: Legal Affairs and Internal Market rapporteur: group: PPE-DE name: WIELAND Rainer type: Vote in committee, 2nd reading
  • date: 2005-11-25T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A6-2005-338&language=EN type: Committee recommendation tabled for plenary, 2nd reading title: A6-0338/2005 body: EP committees: body: EP responsible: True committee: IMCO date: 2004-08-31T00:00:00 committee_full: Internal Market and Consumer Protection rapporteur: group: PPE-DE name: SCHWAB Andreas body: EP responsible: True committee: JURI date: 2001-02-27T00:00:00 committee_full: Legal Affairs and Internal Market rapporteur: group: PPE-DE name: WIELAND Rainer type: Committee recommendation tabled for plenary, 2nd reading
  • date: 2005-12-14T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?secondRef=TOC&language=EN&reference=20051214&type=CRE type: Debate in Parliament title: Debate in Parliament body: EP type: Debate in Parliament
  • date: 2005-12-15T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/sda.do?id=4407&l=en type: Results of vote in Parliament title: Results of vote in Parliament url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P6-TA-2005-517 type: Decision by Parliament, 2nd reading title: T6-0517/2005 body: EP type: Results of vote in Parliament
  • date: 2006-04-25T00:00:00 body: CSL type: Council Meeting council: Agriculture and Fisheries meeting_id: 2724
  • date: 2006-05-17T00:00:00 body: CSL type: Final act signed
  • date: 2006-05-17T00:00:00 body: EP type: End of procedure in Parliament
  • date: 2006-06-09T00:00:00 type: Final act published in Official Journal docs: url: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!CELEXnumdoc&lg=EN&numdoc=32006L0042 title: Directive 2006/42 url: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=OJ:L:2006:157:TOC title: OJ L 157 09.06.2006, p. 0024-0086
committees
  • body: EP responsible: False committee: EMPL date: 2001-03-15T00:00:00 committee_full: Employment and Social Affairs rapporteur: group: PPE-DE name: PÉREZ ÁLVAREZ Manuel
  • body: EP responsible: False committee: ENVI date: 2001-04-11T00:00:00 committee_full: Environment, Public Health, Consumer Policy rapporteur: group: PPE-DE name: FLORENZ Karl-Heinz
  • body: EP responsible: True committee: IMCO date: 2004-08-31T00:00:00 committee_full: Internal Market and Consumer Protection rapporteur: group: PPE-DE name: SCHWAB Andreas
  • body: EP responsible: False committee_full: Industry, External Trade, Research, Energy committee: ITRE
  • body: EP responsible: True committee: JURI date: 2001-02-27T00:00:00 committee_full: Legal Affairs and Internal Market rapporteur: group: PPE-DE name: WIELAND Rainer
links
National parliaments
European Commission
other
  • body: CSL type: Council Meeting council: Former Council configuration
  • body: EC dg: url: http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/ title: Enterprise and Industry
procedure
dossier_of_the_committee
IMCO/6/30115
reference
2001/0004(COD)
instrument
Directive
legal_basis
EC Treaty (after Amsterdam) EC 095
stage_reached
Procedure completed
summary
subtype
Legislation
title
Machinery. Recast
type
COD - Ordinary legislative procedure (ex-codecision procedure)
final
subject