PED Guidelines are established and agreed in the framework of the Commission's Working Group 'Pressure'. This working group is composed of representatives of Member States, European federations, the Notified Bodies Forum and CEN and chaired by a representative of the Commission services. PED Guidelines are in 'question-answer' format.
The guidelines are not a legally binding interpretation of the Directive. The legally binding text remains that of the Directive itself. However, Guidelines represent a reference for ensuring consistent application of the Directive. They represent unless otherwise directed, the unanimous opinion of the EU countries' experts.