Update of the Low Voltage Directive (73/23/EEC)

Published: 23 January 2004

Policies & Issues: Internal Market - Product Safety Legislation

Orgalime answer to the Commission on some issues

These are some complementary comments of Orgalime on the proposed revision of the Low Voltage Directive.

Orgalime does not believe that the issue of updating the Low Voltage Directive is a matter of any urgency: we believe that the existing directive is an excellent piece of legislation which on the whole is performing well.  We therefore believe that, if the Commission is considering 'updating' the directive, it is essential to carefully consider the impact of any proposed changes.

With this in mind, we are pleased to provide you here with additional comments to our last position paper (see our letter and comments of 6-10-2003) on the issues of safety for all, ergonomic principles, resistance to fire, reference to the notified bodies in the directive and the simple risk assessment procedure for benign risk products.

References: 73/23/EEC

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