The European Commission has published new guidelines on the application of the LVD directive its a valuable resource to aid in the understanding of the LVD

This version replaces the previous version of November 2016. This guide has been prepared by the competent services of the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (GROW) of the European Commission in cooperation with Member States, European standardisation bodies, European industry, European consumer organisations and other relevant sectoral stakeholders.

The structure of the LVD guide follows the structure of the LVD itself. Comments and explanations are given to each Article and Annex of the LVD. It also provides additional clarifications and information in Annexes VII-XI. For comprehensive guidance on horizontal terms and principles of EU product rules, the readers should refer to the ‘The ‘Blue Guide’ on the implementation of EU product rules”, as advised in the guidelines.

The Guide is available on the EU website here