European Trade Union Institute, ETUI.

The development of the programme of standards in support of the Machinery Directive: how CEN TC 114 works

The CEN machinery safety programme is carried out by over 40 Technical Committees setting out standards containing technical specifications meeting the requirements of the Machinery Directive. CENELEC is also responsible for a significant number of standards particularly in the areas of electrical safety and hand-held portable machines.

The CEN website provides a portal providing basic information on the "umbrella" Technical Committee TC 114 and the associated machinery TCs. For them it includes the executive summary which explains the business environment, the expected benefits and the priorities of each technical committee. It also provides access to the list of standards under development and the list of standards already published by them.