Health and Safety Authority participation on the Joint Market Surveillance Action on HARmonised Products 2021 Omnibus (JAHARP2021 Omnibus)

The Joint Market Surveillance Action on HARmonised Products 2021 Omnibus is a portfolio of projects co-funded by the European Union (EU) comprising of 7 product areas and 3 horizontal/capacity-building activities.

In total, 45 Market Surveillance Authorities (MSAs) from the 25 following countries are participating in this portfolio: Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.

The shared strategic objective of JAHARP2021 OMNIBUS is twofold:

  1. a) To keep non-compliant and dangerous products outside of the Single Market through coordinated cross-boundary market surveillance campaigns, and,
  2. b) To support the application of the new Market Surveillance Regulation (EU) 2019/1020 through the development of common approaches, good practices for market surveillance, and synergies with relevant stakeholders.

As the designated national market surveillance authority for the purposes of Directive 2006/42/EC on machinery, the Health and Safety Authority wishes to inform all stakeholders, economic operators and other interested parties, that it is participating in two of these joint action projects. The first relates to Scissor Platform Lifts (JAHARP2021-04) and the second to Mini Handheld Circular Saws and Transportable Bench (Saws) (JAHARP2021-07).

The purpose of these projects is to verify the compliance of Circular Saws and Scissors Lifts (available on the market), with applicable requirements of the relevant harmonised legislation and standards. Also ensuring that non-compliant products are removed from the market by supporting EU MSAs in their market surveillance activities. The Joint Action is taking place over a 24 month period, which commenced in August 2022.

For further information in respect to these respective projects please refer to the following links: