New regulations signed into law

On the 26th of May, the following regulations were signed into law:

Whilst the technical requirements are largely unchanged, specific obligations on importers and distributors are now set out and market surveillance procedures are set down.

The regulations also set the procedures for the notification of conformity assessment bodies and the role of accreditation.

In the case of lifts, S.I.No.232/2017 introduces a new administrative procedure for prior approval in respect of the installation from 1st November 2017  of  “reduced headroom lifts”.