08 February 2023, 16:30
The Regulation of Machinery Products, expected to be adopted by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union in early 2023, will start to apply three and a half years after the date of its entry.
Increased focus on cybersecurity
The Regulation of Machinery Products revises the Machinery Directive, including adapting the rules to new technologies used in machinery.
Protection against tampering
Machinery which is connected to other devices or by a remote device communicating with the machinery must be designed in such a way that this does not lead to hazardous situations.
Machinery components for the connection of machinery which are essential for the relevant health and safety requirements must be designed to be adequately protected against accidental or deliberate tampering. Software and data must also be protected where they may affect the compliance of the machinery with the requirements of the Machinery Products Regulation. The machinery must be able to identify installed software and to record interventions in the software, whether legitimate or illegitimate.
Safety and reliability of a control system
The basic requirement that "a control system must be designed and manufactured in such a way that hazardous situations cannot occur" remains. The clarification of the requirements means, inter alia, that control systems must be able to withstand intentional and unintentional influences, including deliberate attempts to create hazardous situations.
The role of RISE
RISE acts as notified authority for EU type-approval (Annex IX).
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