The EEA Agreement contains rules on the harmonisation of the essential health and safety requirements for machinery at EEA level. The rules promote the free movement of machinery within the EEA, while at the same time guaranteeing a high level of protection to workers and citizens. The rules provide for harmonisation through a combination of mandatory health and safety requirements and voluntary harmonised standards. The legislation applies only to products which are intended to be placed (or put into service) on the EEA market for the first time.
Machinery is covered by Annex II, Chapter XXIV of the EEA Agreement, which also contains rules on cableway installations designed to carry persons.
This product sector is the responsibility of the Working Group on Technical Barriers to Trade, assisted by the Expert Group on Machinery and the Expert Group on Cableway Installations
DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROWTH) - Machinery