Manufacture and supply of new work equipment
Brexit: Transition period
The UK has now left the EU. Your health and safety responsibilities have not changed in the transition period.
All new work equipment must by design, construction and supply comply with one or more legal requirements when first placed on the market or put into service, to ensure that they can be used safely and without harm.
For most new products these requirements originate in EU Directives which set out common minimum European requirements for health and safety, including CE marking. This section of the website describes the key common provisions of the main European Directives, concerned with the design, manufacture and supply of new products, particularly machinery, including:
- designing and building for safety
- assessing product conformity
- demonstrating product compliance
- providing users with relevant information
and provides a summary of the UK law implementing these European Directives.
- UK law on the supply of equipment for use at work
- EU Directives concerned with the design and supply of new products
- CE marking of new products
- Essential requirements that new products must meet
- Standards, and how they support the design of safe products
- Conformity assessment procedures for new products
- Notified Bodies, and their role in conformity assessment
- Technical files
- Declaration of Conformity
- Declaration of Incorporation
- User instructions
- New machinery: responsibilities of designers, manufacturers and suppliers
- The 'Blue Guide' on the implementation of EU product rules