European Trade Union Institute, ETUI.

ETUI ‘s contribution to the genesis and evolution of the basics standards for machinery safety

In order to improve horizontal machinery standards in the context of the CEN machinery safety programme, the ETUI has been monitoring the revision of four fundamental European safety standards: EN 292, EN 1050, EN 954, EN 414.

As these standards lay down basic safety concepts and procedures to be used across a wide range of work equipment, their revision has provided the ETUI with valuable insights into the complex process of reaching a European and international consensus on core principles of machinery safety in an increasingly global market.