Year: 2020

Machinery Directive: FEM comments on initial proposals

FEM has provided detailed comments on a large number of proposals from various entities (mainly Member States) on the revision of the Machinery Directive (MD). These proposals were presented by the European Commission during the last Machinery WG meeting last February.  FEM insisted that the Directive’s current provisions are well-established and have been successfully applied… Read more »

Machinery Directive: FEM comments on initial proposals

REACH: FEM calls for postponement of SCIP/ECHA database

FEM, together with CECE, CEMA, EGMF, Europgen, EUnited and Euromot has addressed its concerns to Executive Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans regarding the implementation deadline of the SCIP database. Now named SCIP database: substances of concern in articles, as such or in complex objects (products), it aims to gather information on substances of very high… Read more »

REACH: FEM calls for postponement of SCIP/ECHA database

FEM request to postpone the revision of the Machinery Directive

On the 23 April, FEM reached out to DG GROW highlighting the effect of the COVID-19 outbreak on the ongoing work on future legislation and regulatory files under revision, such as the Machinery Directive. This Directive is key legislation for the Materials Handling Sector and as such FEM has expressed their strong recommendation for a review… Read more »

FEM Congress update: decision taken to cancel 2020 event

In light of current, exceptional circumstances and uncertainty resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak, FEM has taken the decision to cancel the next edition of its Congress due to take place from the 30th September – 1st October in Hamburg. FEM and our members must now focus on ensuring that the European Materials Handling Industry continues… Read more »

FEM Congress update: decision taken to cancel 2020 event