About this initiative


The Machinery Directive needs updating to improve safety levels further and take account of the latest IT innovations. The proposed revision:

  • aligns the Directive with EU harmonised legislation on product health and safety, and
  • tackles the challenges that may arise from technical progress in digitisation.
Single market
Type of act
Proposal for a regulation


Feedback: closed

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Feedback period
14 January 2019 - 11 February 2019 (midnight Brussels time)
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Public consultation

Feedback: open
Feedback period
07 June 2019 - 30 August 2019 (midnight Brussels time)

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Commission adoption

Feedback: upcoming

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Planned for
First quarter 2021

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