Safety For Sale

Ing. DRs. Rene Lemmers and Dr. ir. Peter E.T. Striekwold

Sunday 1st July 2001

In Europe, new directives are developed according to the "new approach". The objective of directives is twofold: elimination of barriers for trade between countries and increase of safety. At the same time, competition between Notified Bodies increases by extension of their market from national to international. Manufacturers have more freedom in the development of new products and the selection of a Notified Body to certify these products, They may even certify products themselves if they comply with a specified quality-assurance system. In this paper, Liftinstituut will present examples which may give reasons to doubt if the objective to increase safety will be realized.

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