Ukraine

Ukraine: Adopted occupational safety rules for temporary and mobile construction sites

Project owners, construction site managers, general contractors, contractors, subcontractors and self-employed persons will be required to comply with the occupational safety rules applicable to temporary and mobile construction sites. The requirements are to enter into force from the date of its official publication. As at 14 October 2017, the requirements have not been published yet.

Ukraine: Amended fire safety rules

As of 3 October 2017, fire safety rules of Ukraine (the Rules) have been amended. The amendments clarify existing requirements and also impose a number of new fire safety requirements. The Rules apply to all organisations regardless of the type of their activity.

Ukraine: Published draft eco-design regulations

In August 2017, State Agency of Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving published a number of draft Technical Regulations that would impose eco-design requirements on certain types of products placed on the Ukrainian market.

Eco-design requirements have been proposed for the following products:

Ukraine: Proposed Technical Regulation on Safety of Toys

Manufacturers and importers of toys may soon have to comply with the safety requirements that would be imposed by the draft Technical Regulation on the Safety of Toys. The draft Technical Regulation on Safety of Toys was proposed on 29 August 2017 and has been developed on the basis of the provisions of the EU Directive on Safety of Toys (“the Toys Directive 2009/48/EC”).

Ukraine: Revised rules for the development of occupational health and safety instructions

When the Rules enter into force, all employers will be required to follow them when developing their internal occupational health and safety instructions. The Rules were adopted by Order No. 526 of 30 March 2017 and will enter into force from the date of their official publication. As at 21 August 2017, the Order has not been officially published.

Ukraine: What are the revised RoHS requirements?

The revised Ukrainian Technical Regulation on the restriction of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment enters into force on 22 September 2017. It is therefore important for all EEE manufacturers and importers to ensure that they are fully ready to comply with the new requirements imposed by the "Ukrainian RoHS". The revised Ukrainian RoHS was developed in line with the EU RoHS recast provisions subject to certain deviations.

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Ukraine: Proposed revised format for certification body identification

On 27 July 2017 the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (Department of Technical Regulation) published draft Decree that would amend Decree No. 1184 on the format of the national conformity mark.

The amendments would clarify in which format the relevant conformity assessment body number is to be indicated next to the national conformity sign of Ukraine. 

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