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Regulatory ESSENTIAL
United Kingdom - Machine Safety Product Cat.1 post-BREXIT

Modular information package with all the essential information for compliant products in your target market.
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Stakeholders:      Manufacturer, Importer     
Application: England, Scotland, Wales, Machinery, Post-BREXIT regulation, UKCA marking
Countries: Image for GB United Kingdom,  
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Status: Published 2021-04-23 by Anette Dunkel-Reinboth and Torsten Sahm
Last change 2024-02-01 by Anette Dunkel-Reinboth: Hints, Machine safety and guarding
   
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Subject Areas of this Essential:


Machine safety and guarding

Scope of this ESSENTIAL
This ESSENTIAL describes the UK regulations (for England, Scotland and Wales) on Machinery, defined in regulation (4) - Products to which Regulations apply; definition of “machinery”

Based on
- The Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008
- The Product Safety and Metrology etc. (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
- BREXIT Guidance dokuments published by the UK government (see: Link/Reference to other reference documents)

NOTE:
1) Northern Ireland regulations are not covered by this CRF
2) Partly completed machinery regulations are not covered by this ESSENTIAL (see ESSENTIAL GBR Machinery Product Cat. 2)

All numbering of regulations and annexes/parts refer to the consolidated version of: SI 2008 No.1597/ SI 2019 No.696.'

Hints
here you will get textual information

Specific recommendations, information or most common mistakes

Analysis of regulatory requirements

Legislation in force for this PCT
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(only reachable with additional ROGER WILLCO licence)

Are legal provisions regulates the product compliance topic? If yes, what is the reference (title, number)?

Legislation in force for this PCT
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Are legal provisions regulates the product compliance topic? If yes, what is the reference (title, number)?

Scope of legislation
The Regulations apply to:
(a) machinery, described as:
(i) an assembly, fitted with or intended to be fitted with a drive system other than directly applied human or animal effort, consisting of linked parts or components, at least one of which moves, and which are joined together for a specific application
(ii) an assembly as referred to in sub-paragraph (i), missing only the components to connect it on site or to sources of energy and motion
(iii) an assembly as referred to in sub-paragraph (i) or (ii), ready to be installed and able to function as it stands only if mounted on a means of transport, or installed in a building or structure
(iv) assemblies of machinery as referred to in sub-paragraphs (i), (ii) and (iii) or partly completed machinery, which, in order to achieve the same end, are arranged and
controlled so that they function as an integral whole
(v) an assembly of linked parts or components, at least one of which moves and which are joined together, intended for lifting loads and whose only power source is directly applied human effort

(b) interchangeable equipment, described as:
devices which, after the putting into service of machinery or of a tractor, are assembled with that machinery or tractor by operators themselves in order to change its function or
attribute a new function, in so far as they are not tools

(c) safety components, described as components:
(i) which serve to fulfil a safety function
(ii) which are independently placed on the market
(iii) the failure or malfunction of which endangers the safety of persons; and
(iv) which are not necessary in order for the machinery to function, or for which other components which do not fall within the previous sub-paragraphs may be substituted in order for the machinery to function

(d) lifting accessories, described as components or equipment that:
(i) are not attached to lifting machinery
(ii) allow a load to be held
(iii) are placed between the machinery and the load or on the load itself, or are intended to constitute an integral part of the load; and
(iv) are independently placed on the market

(e) chains, ropes and webbing, described as being:
designed and constructed for lifting purposes as part of lifting machinery or lifting accessories

(f) removable mechanical transmission devices, described as:
removable components for transmitting power between self-propelled machinery or a tractor and another machine by joining them at the first fixed bearing (when such components are placed on the market with a guard the components and the guard together shall be regarded as one product).

(g) partly completed machinery (not covered by this CRF)'

Responsible actors
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Which actor(s) are responsible for compliance with the legal provisions: e. g. - economic operators (manufacturer, importer, distributor, fulfilment service provider), - user (commercial/industrial/professional), - user (private, consumer)?

Regulatory market access conditions for the actor(s)
here you will get textual information

What are the main regulatory requirements (e. g. conformity assessment fulfilment of essential requirements of Annex I 2006/42/EC) prior placing on the market, importation and putting into service (brief description)

Exemption clauses
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Exempted devices/products or industry sectors.

Sub-federal legislation of states/counties
here you will get related hyperlink(s)

E. g. by 2019 an Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) on governance of the Electrical Equipment Safety System (EESS) has been signed by Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia and Tasmania.

FTA/MRA status with EU
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(only reachable with additional ROGER WILLCO licence)

Has the country signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) or a Mutual recognition agreement (MRA) with EU?

Authority
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Name of the authority for approval, registration, market surveillance and/or enforcement

Link/Reference to other reference document(s)
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(only reachable with additional ROGER WILLCO licence)

Link/Reference to other reference document(s)
here you will get related hyperlink(s)

Route to compliance

Formal and administrative requirements

Registration at related authority required?
here you will get textual information

Product registration? Manufacturer registration? Importer / Representative registration? if required.

Local representative legally required?
here you will get textual information

[Yes/No]

Equipment authorization (approval process)

Approval process (conformity assessment procedure)
here you will get textual information

Means each legally required approval process prior placing on the market, importation or putting into service

Conformance document(s) to show compliance to the authority
here you will get textual information

e. g. SDoC, technical documentation (for 10 years), filled-in approval forms (e. g. ACMA in AUT)

Conformance document validity and renewal
here you will get textual information

Validity for Conformance document name mentioned. For mandatory certification validity is important.

Which documents are required by an approval body?
here you will get textual information

e .g. formal application

Is a factory inspection legally required
here you will get textual information

Testing & Standards

Specific requirements for testing
here you will get textual information

e. g. is an accredited test lab. mandatory, limits, test samples, product description

General information to the application of standards
here you will get textual information

e. g. China: GB standards are mandatory, EU: harmonized standards shall be published in the OJEU with respect to "presumption of conformity"

Is in-country testing legally required?
here you will get related hyperlink(s)

Source for standards for conformity assessment
here you will get related hyperlink(s)

Acceptance of foreign test reports
here you will get textual information

Hints
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Specific recommendations, information or most common mistakes

Regulatory labelling, markings and user information

Regulatory label (mandatory)
here you will get a image or chart

e. g. product label

Required information on the product and/or packaging
here you will get textual information

e. g. address of the manufacturer/importer, serial number

User instructions language(s)
here you will get textual information

Regulated by the legal provisions

User instruction requirements and specific compliance notes
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Form, sentence inside, simple text. E. g. FCC/ISED compliance information, SAR information, battery, environmental information like waste

Warnings, symbols
here you will get textual information

e. g. ANSI Z 535.4

Hints
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Specific recommendations, information or most common mistakes

General Information:

   United Kingdom

Code, ContinentGBR, Europe
Economic Area
Official LanguageEnglish (plus 6 regional official languages) De facto official language of the United Kingdom is English. Welsh, an official language in Wales, and the only de jure official language in any part of the UK and Scots
Standard InstituteBSI - British Standards Institution | https://www.bsigroup.com/en-US/Standards/
HS CodememberYes, since 1952

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