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Regulating equipment and machinery in the transition period

The UK is committed to ensuring that only safe and compliant work equipment and machinery is placed on the market.

Following the UK’s exit from the EU 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 and the rest of the world that is as frictionless as possible.

The UK is not a Member State of the EU. However, until the end of the transition period market access, and therefore UK-EU trade, should continue on the same terms as before.

The latest on negotiations

A transition period until 31 December 2020 is in place while the EU and UK negotiate new arrangements. We will publish the latest news on work equipment and machinery regulations here or join our email newsletter.


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Updated 2020-01-31