Technical Overview – Introduction
The European Union introduced a series of measures to simplify the movement of goods throughout the European Union (EU) and the European Free Trade Area (EFTA). Some of these measures are known as New Approach Directives. New Approach Directives provide controls on product design and above all, seek to harmonize product safety requirements across Europe.
The directives cover a very wide range of product areas which are relevant to Matcon. Their primary objective is the same as Matcon’s, and that is to ensure that the products are well designed, and safe for the user.
The Machinery (2006/42/EC) and ATEX (94/9/EC) Directives are examples of New Approach Directives designed to regulate machinery in the European Union by CE Marking.
Product assessment, third-party testing and technical file assessments are some of the steps Matcon take to ensure compliance with the Health and Safety Legislation and certification to the relevant harmonised standards.
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