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Original name: Valtioneuvoston asetus koneiden turvallisuudesta.
Name: Government Ordinance (400/2008) on Machinery Safety.
Country: Finland
Subject(s): Protection against particular hazards
Type of legislation: Regulation, Decree, Ordinance
Adopted on: 2008-06-19
Entry into force:
Published on: Soumen Säädöskokoelma, 2008-06-19, Vol. 63, No. 400-406, pp. 1053-1104
ISN: FIN-2008-R-86282
Bibliography: Soumen Säädöskokoelma, 2008-06-19, Vol. 63, No. 400-406, pp. 1053-1104
Ordinance online in Finnish Ordinance online in Finnish FINLEX, Ministry of Justice, Finland, pp. 1053-1104 PDF PDF (consulted on 2011-04-28)
Ordinance online in Swedish Ordinance online in Swedish FINLEX, Ministry of Justice, Finland, pp. 1053-1104 PDF PDF (consulted on 2011-04-28)
Abstract/Citation: Contains 4 chapters and 14 sections respecting, inter alia, basic health and safety requirements related to the design and construction of machinery, compliance with the requirements, placement on the market and provisions for use.

The Ordinance contains the following sections:
Chapter 1: General Provisions
Chapter 2: Placement on the Market and Provisions for Use
Chapter 3: Procedures for Conformity Assessment
Chapter 4: Provisions relating to Entry into Force

The Ordinance applies to the following technical devices: 1) machinery, 2) interchangeable equipment, 3) safety components, 4) lifting gear, 5) chains, ropes and webbing, 6) removable mechanical power transmission devices, 7) partly completed machinery.

The Ordinance implements the European Parliament and European Council Directive 2006/42/EC on machinery and amending Directive 95/16/EC. It also implements the following national laws:
- Law of 26 November 2004 concerning certain technical equipment with the applicable requirements (1016/2004;
- Paragraph 40 of the Act of 30 January 2004 on consumer products and services (75/2004).
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