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Regulating work equipment and machinery during a potential implementation period

The UK is strongly committed to ensuring that only safe and compliant work equipment and machinery is placed on the market. This will not change after Brexit.

We have made minor amendments to regulations to remove EU references but legal requirements, and the protections these provide, will be the same as they are now.

HSE’s priority is to maintain an effective regulatory system, which ensures that work equipment and machinery is safe and compliant.

We will also respond to emerging risks and allow trade with the EU that is as frictionless as possible.

Preparations for an implementation period

The UK will no longer be a Member State of the European Union during an implementation period, but market access will continue on current terms.

This means that UK-EU trade will be able to continue on the same terms as now until the end of an implementation period.

Updated 2019-09-24