The UK Industry Forum goes from strength to strength


In the early part of 2022, the CEA conceived the idea of creating a forum of UK trade associations that had an interest in machinery, with the aim that these associations could work jointly on matters of common interest, developing unified positions, and working together on advocacy actions towards the UK Government.

The Equipment and Machinery Industry Forum (EMIF) was formed in the Spring of 2022 and has already been a tremendous success with many notable achievements already being made.

At its most recent meeting, held in July and hosted by GAMBICA, the CEA-led forum met with representatives of the Department for Business and Trade, the Department for Transport, and the Health and Safety Executive. The main topics for discussion included the new developments regarding the EU Machinery Regulation and the revision of the EU Outdoor Noise Directive, with the main aim being to familiarise the UK Government representatives with the new EU requirements and, importantly, to gain an understanding of what the UK’s position might be with regards to adopting these EU regulations into UK law.

The main message from the association to the Government representatives was for the UK to maintain alignment with the technical requirements of EU legislation and thereby avoid regulatory divergence. We are currently in the early stages of this advocacy;

Dale Camsell, CEA’s Senior Technical Consultant will keep CEA members informed of progress.


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