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Instructions for use of products: ISO/IEC Guide 37:2012

A manufacturer can use the harmonized standards to comply with the essential requirements of the CE marking legislative acts and accordingly affix the CE marking. Most of this legislation also set requirements for the instructions for use.

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Blue Guide on the implementation of EU product rules: published version 2016

The European Commission has published the new version of the Blue Guide on 5 April 2016. This guide deals with the implementation of the products legislation of the New Legal Framework.

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Final adoption by the Council of the Regulation on Appliances Burning Gaseous Fuels

The final adoption by the Council of the Gas appliances regulation took place on 12 February 2016. The next step will be the publication in the Official Journal of the EU.

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Final adoption by the Council of the Regulation on Personal Protective Equipment repealing Directive 89/686/EEC

The final adoption by the Council of the Personal protective equipment regulation took place on 12 February 2016. The next step will be the publication in the Official Journal of the EU.

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Final adoption by the Council of the Regulation on Cableway installations repealing Directive 2000/9/EC

The final adoption by the Council of the Cableway installations regulation took place on 12 February 2016. The next step will be the publication in the Official Journal of the EU.

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PPE: safety, protective and occupational footwear

Safety shoes are required where a serious injury to the foot may result from an employee's daily duties. Foot injuries may occur where there are rolling or falling objects, objects piercing the sole, or where feet are exposed to crushing risks.

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Machines: minimum list of B-type harmonised standards

Before placing a machine on the market and/or putting it into service, the technical file shall be available as indicated in Annex VII part A Technical file for machinery of Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC. In case of a partly completed machinery, part B of Annex VII indicates how the relevant technical documentation shall be compiled.

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Toys safety: series EN 71

Series EN 71 is partially harmonised under Directive 2009/48/EC on the safety of toys. The compliance with the harmonised standard is legally required for all toys placed on the market of the European Union.

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Machinery: A-, B- and C-type standards

Harmonised standards Machinery

The harmonised standards are produced by the European Standardization Organizations CEN and CENELEC. Their use is on voluntary base but designing and manufacturing machinery to them is the way of demonstrating compliance with the essential health and safety requirements of the Machinery Directive.

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CE marking for construction products: step-by-step guide

Construction products

Now a new tool is available for manufacturers of construction products who are planning to CE-mark their products or seeking advice on a 'to-do list'.

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