New emissions requirements proposed on non-road machinery to improve air quality

New emissions requirements proposed on non-road machinery to improve air quality

Construction heavy equipment loader and bucket on jobsite

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is seeking feedback on proposals to implement new, more stringent emission requirements on gaseous and particulate emissions from new non-road machinery, including construction and agricultural machinery, and hand-held equipment.

The proposed regulations would implement civil and criminal penalties for non-compliance.

The new emissions requirements, known as Stage V, will take effect for new machinery from January 2019. Non-road machinery includes:

  • Construction machinery such as diggers
  • Agricultural machinery such as combine harvesters
  • Hand-held equipment such as chainsaws and lawn mowers

The consultation closes on 10 April 2018. To read the full proposal and to take part, please visit Gov.uk ‘Improving air quality: reducing emissions from machinery’