Webinar on 'Harmonized Standards under the Low Voltage Directive'

This webinar will provide participants with the latest developments regarding the preparation of harmonized standards (hENs) to be cited in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) in the frame of the Low Voltage Directive. It will include updates on:

  • The HAS assessment system;
  • The process for successful harmonization;
  • Revision of the LVD;
  • Key elements to be considered when drafting harmonized standards for LVD (e.g. Normative references, Annexes ZA/ZZA, checklist for hENs, etc), including highlights on non-compliance with EU legislation;
  • Safety related risk assessment and risk reduction;
  • Use conditions in standards;
  • Who can you address if need for support.

The focus of the webinar will be on providing guidance and solutions to Technical Bodies in the preparation of harmonized standards in support of the LVD.

Target audience: CEN and CENELEC Technical Body Officers, experts involved in the development of harmonized standards for the Low Voltage Directive (LVD).


Introduction & Practicalities

Wallis Raekelboom (CEN-CENELEC)


Opening of the webinar and aim of the session

Role of CEN-CLC/BTWG 143-1 ‘LVD and the legal framework’

Nadine Petermann (DKE - Convenor of CEN-CLC/BTWG 143-1)


HAS system

OJEU referencing

Federico Musso (European Commission, DG GROW/H.3)


Specificities of LVD

Alexis Basiaux (European Commission, DG GROW/H.2)


Interaction between EC, EY, and TCs: process for successful harmonization

Preparing standards for citation in the OJEU

Frédéric Mlanao (CEN-CENELEC)

Nooshin Amirifar (CEN-CENELEC)





Safety related risk assessment and risk reduction for low voltage equipment

Giovanni Cassinelli (Secretary CLC/TC 23E)


Normative references in standards

Nuno Pargana (CEN-CENELEC)


Use conditions in standards

Jos Remy (Convenor CEN-CLC/BTWG 15 ‘Reasonably foreseeable use’


Conclusions and way forward

Ingrid Soetaert (CEN-CENELEC)



Constant Kohler (CEN-CENELEC)

14:00 - 16:00 CET

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