Burgess Consulting Ltd have wide experience in the marine sector helping manufacturers ensure compliance with all relevant legislation.
The latest Recreational craft directive 2013/53/EU, came into effect on the 20th of November 2013. This directive introduced provisions for recent technological developments in the market regarding environmental requirements. Another primary effect of the directive was to extend the scope to personal watercraft. If you are in the recreational craft business and you want to sell products into the European Union, you need to understand how this directive affects you. Compliance with noise and exhaust emissions standards became mandatory from 31st December 2005.
The current Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC) came into full effect from 29 December 2009 and is implemented in the UK by the Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008. The principal effect of the directive is to remove barriers to trade between EU member states by requiring common standards for health and safety of new products. Manufacturers of new machinery and equipment to be placed in European Economic Area markets should design, construct and supply safe products that comply with this directive. Burgess Consulting can help ensure that your machinery meets the required standards of legislative compliance.