The Piek-Keur foundation was established in 2004 and has since managed a system of certification of technical solutions for silent loading and unloading. The question arises how relevant noise is during loading and unloading in 2021 and beyond? Piek-Keur will use this current year to answer this question, together with you.
At the beginning of 2021, the Piek-keur foundation made a start on this by providing information about the environmental law and the environmental zones, but there are more (social) developments that relate to noise during loading and unloading. In order to visualize this, Piek-keur needs the opinions of all stakeholders. 

During the meeting of 31 March about the future vision of noise during loading and unloading, it became clear that the vast majority of those present expect that the relevance of noise during loading and unloading will increase. In addition, the possible consequences for various stakeholders such as suppliers, transporters and municipalities were discussed in that meeting.

In the past period, all reactions that were given in the meeting have been listed. Based on these reactions, we want to enter into discussions with a number of stakeholders for more in-depth knowledge.
We will share both the results of the meeting on 31 March and the input from the one-on-one discussions in a follow-up meeting. We would also like to further discuss the relevance of noise during loading and unloading.

Source: RAI Vereniging
Follow-up meeting June 23, 2021
You are invited to join the online follow-up meeting on June 23 from 10.00 am to 11.30 am. You will receive a participation link prior to this meeting.
You can register for the meeting via the following link.
Validity of type-approval certificates
In 2019, the Piek-Keur type approvals were valid for 6 years. A transition period has been set for existing type approvals, with the first expiry date being June 2021.

Because the Piek-Keur foundation is working on its vision for the future on noise during loading and unloading, which may affect the entire Piek-Keur system, it has been decided that pending this process, the oldest type approvals will not be expired by June 2021, but by June 2022. All type approvals and test reports issued before 1 January 2015 will expire with this decision on 1 June 2022.