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Revision of the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) 2006/95/EC (*)

In accordance with conclusions reached at the meeting of the LVD Working Party on 20 February 2001 the European Commission started to process in order to revise the Low Voltage Directive. An ad-hoc working group "WG LVD Update" consisting of relevant European stakeholders was set up to prepare a first draft amendment.

The group was asked to consider the following elements of the Directive:

  • Scope of the directive and interface with other directives;
  • Safety Objectives;
  • Market surveillance and traceability;
  • The introduction of New Approach principles.

As a result of the work in this group, working documents have been prepared for further discussion. These documents can be downloaded by clicking on the table below; the latest text under scrutiny is available. You will want to be aware that these documents may still be subject to further changes: discussions are still ongoing between the European Commission and stakeholders prior to inter-service consultation and the adoption of a proposal for issue to the European Council and Parliament.

All the documents are in pdf format

LVD UPDATE.0 WD pdf - 152 KB [152 KB]

Results of the discussion during the meeting of the WP LVD update in May 2001

LVD UPDATE.1 WD pdf - 46 KB [46 KB]

Results of the discussion during the meeting of the WP LVD update in October 2001

LVD UPDATE.2 WD pdf - 71 KB [71 KB]

Results of the discussion during the meeting of the WP LVD update in September 2002

LVD UPDATE.3 WD pdf - 50 KB [50 KB]

Results of the discussion during the meeting of the WP LVD update in January 2003

LVD UPDATE.4 WD pdf - 68 KB [68 KB]

Results of the discussion during the meeting of the WP LVD update in June 2003

LVD UPDATE.5 WD pdf - 86 KB [86 KB]

Results of the discussion during the meeting of the WP LVD update in October 2003

(*) Directive 73/23/EEC has been the subject of a codification, requiring a new number. Readers should note that the text itself is identical.

These discussions were not continued because LVD will be aligned in the future with the revised New Legislative Framework.

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