New Legislative Framework Health and Safety Executive database
New Legislative Framework Health and Safety Executive database requirements I C S M S Information and Communication System for Market Surveillance 1 Market Surveillance under New Legislative Framework Reg (EC) 765/2008 requirements include need for: Effective market surveillance infrastructure and effective controls at the EU borders Communication/coordination across EUT Communication of market surveillance programmes to MS, Commission and the public
Quickly inform MS of products with a serious risk (ie RAPEX type system to incl industrial) 2 Market Surveillance Reg (EC) 765/2008 tools to help facilitate effective market surveillance: A cross-EU database and information system for product information exchange and to improve market surveillance work Exchange of experience, information and best practice between Member States Projects, information campaigns, joint visit programmes and the consequent sharing of resources between Member States.
3 Market Surveillance The requirements of a good cross EU information system include: Secure and quick details on all defective products identified and measures taken, incl test reports Evaluation tools to help ensure a uniform approach Means to interrogate, collate and present data in a easy to understand format (graphs etc) Facilitate co-operation with Customs authorities Inform employers, workers and public about unsafe products
4 Cross-EU information system can ICSMS help? An access controlled secure system used by 11 MS Now being set up in Brussels as a non-profit making organisation (AISBL) fully owned by MSs ICSMS already delivers most requirements needed Others being developed:
RAPEX link link to MS internal systems public safety alert area [Article 19(2)] ICSMS developed with EU money and is a very good candidate to be developed to meet the EUs needs 5 AISBL: Association International Sans But Lucratif (Loi Belge sur les associations sans but lucratif, les associations internationales sans but lucratif et les fondations as amended) (International non-profit association) One vote per member country General Assembly
Members NL SI AT UK EE CY BE MT SE CH DE LU EU-Commission 6 European Market and ICSMS
Health and Safety ICSMS: initiated by the EU, Belgium, Executive Sweden and Germany in 2000. Austria and Luxemburg joined the system during the development phase. Estonia started in September 2003. Slovenia started a trial in 2003 and started in spring 2006 with the system. United Kingdom started the trial in June 2004 and continues. Switzerland started in September 2004. The Netherlands started end of 2005. Malta started in 2006. Cyprus started the trial in July 2007, full member since March 2008. Lithuania started a trial in October 2007 Meeting with France in July 2008 to discuss options for ICSMS. 7
ARCHITECTURE Health and Safety Executive Confidential Section Public Section Product Information Safety Alerts Test results Voluntary recalls Measures taken ....... Details of authorites. Market Surveillance
Authorities Customs EU Commission Distributor Customers 8 DIRECTIVES covered in 2008 more to add incl 67/548/EEC, 98/8/EC, 76/769/EEC, 1999/45/EC, 2000/9/EC 98/37/EC Machinery Directive 73/23/EEC Low Voltage Directive 88/378/EEC Toy Safety Directive 2001/95/EC General Product Safety Directive 89/336/EEC Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
(Outdoor Directive) 89/106/EEC Construction products 75/324/EEC Aerosol dispensers 9 Health and Safety DIRECTIVES going to be included Executive 93/15/EEC Civil Explosives 90/384/EEC Non-automatic weighing instruments 92/42/EEC New hot boilers 2004/22/EC Measuring instruments (MID) 2005/32/EC Energy using products (EuP) 2002/95/EC - Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) 10 The ICSMS Database Health and Safety
new modular structure Executive Well-defined Applications-Programmers-Interface (API) changes with minimum influence on rest of software (BUS-System) - Development of Systems more simple Public area Mailing Newsletter subscription Archive Networking Evaluation Product information Search function
Info server Data import semi automatic GRAS interface (development) 11 ICSMS uses UNICODE Inte 12 EVALUATION MODULE 13
KEYFIGURES 06/2008 Health and Safety Executive Number of authorities: > 390 Number of user accounts: > 1.720 Number of Product Informations: > 21.000 Number of product information (PI) 5000 4500 4000 3500 3000 2500 2000 1500 1000 500 0 2002 2003
2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 14 A PRODUCT INFORMATION DATA SET includes data on: General information about the notifying authority Product identification criteria
Distribution Relevant Provisions and Standards Conformity Depth and scope of testing Test results and a classification of defects Accidents occurred
Measures taken by surveillance authority 15 Example of a search result for a saw under 98/37/EC 16 Example of part of the stored information Photograph aids identification Bar codes and TARIQ numbers are available to help authorities identify goods at retail outlets and at borders 17 ADVANTAGES of ICSMS developed as the Health and Safety Executive cross-EU
information system Fast exchange of information so immediate measures are possible Earlier detection of problems Avoiding redundant work eg duplicate testing: Co-operation with Customs authorities - eg use of TARIC Evaluation tools (eg project work)
Platform for complaints Public Safety Alert system Generate RAPEX and safeguard notification forms Uniform operating language 18 Questions ? Web ICSMS: www.icsms.org 19
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