List of New Approach Directives
Let us help you to select the applicable directives and standards for your product.
The following list of directives exist per date of december 2012 :
- Directive 2014/35/EC Low Voltage / LVD / Electrical safety
- Directive 2009/105/EC Simple Pressure Vessels
- Directive 2009/48/EC Safety of toys
- Directive 89/106/EC Construction products
- Directive 2014/30/EC Electro Magnetic Compatibility (EMC)
- Directive 2006/42 EC Machinery
- Directive 89/686/EC Personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Directive 2009/23/EC Non-automatic weighing
- Directive 90/385/EC Active implantable medical devices
- Directive 2009/142/EC Appliances burning gaseous fuels
- Directive 99/5/EC Telecommunications Terminal Equipment
- Directive 1014/53/EC RED directive
- Directive 92/42/EC New hot-water boilers fired with liquid or gaseous fuels
- Directive 93/15/EC Explosives for civil uses
- Directive 93/42/EC Medical devices
- Directive 94/9/EC Equipment explosive atmosphere (ATEX)
- Directive 94/25/EC Recreational craft Directive 95/16/EC Lifts
- Directive 2000/9/EC Cableway installations
- (EC) 1907/2006 Reach (Chemical Substances)
- (EC) 1223/2009 Cosmetics
- Directive 92/42/EC Ecodesign of Hot-water boilers
- Directive 2010/30/EU Ecodesign and energy labelling
- Directive 95/16/EC Lifts
- Directive 2004/22/EC Measuring Instruments (MID)
- Directive 94/62/EC Packaging and Packaging waste
- Directive 2007/23/EC Pyrotechnic articles
- Directive 2008/57/EC Rail system: interoperability
- Directive 2011/65/EC Restriction of the use of hazardous substances (RoHS)
- Directive 2009/48/EC Toys safety
The system of ce marking is governed by the ce marking directive
All of these directives are of the so-called new approach type which means that their requirements are not expressed in terms of limits and tests to be performed, but in terms of:
Essential requirements are not specific instructions. They describe instead the required result of the application of the directive in global terms.
In the case of the EMC-directive this is done by stating that all equipment should be able to perform satisfactorily in their EM-environment. This means that requirements must be met for both EM-field emission , and equipment must satisfactorily operate in the presence of interference (or wanted field) from other equipment.
The details of limits and test methods are not within the new approach directives itself, but filled in by the market itself. All EC harmonized standards are based on publications from the IEC (International Electronic Committee) , CEN or ISO and adapted and/or modified by CENELEC, and translated by the member states to be used in the respective countries. Standardization Institutes in the member state take care of their translation and distribution.
What directives are applicable and what standards do I need ?
Its up to the manufacturer to identify the required applicable directives. For electronics (our working scope) the four mentioned below are often required, as well as the ROHSII directive.
- Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) (2014/30/EC)
- Medical Devices Directory (MDD) (93/42/EC)
- Radio & Telecommunications terminal Equipment (R&TTE) (99/5/EC)
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