The Machinery Directive

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Machinery Safety and CE marking
Machinery Directive Safety

The Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC applies to all new machinery, and to second hand machinery upon its first entry into the European Union. It applies to machinery that has been constructed within a company for 'internal use only' as well as for general sale.

The vast majority of machinery can be self-certified by the manufacturer (or authorised representative) provided they meet the Essential Health and Safety Requirements (EHSR's) of the Directive. The administrative duties are to produce a Technical File, sign a declaration of conformity and label the machine with certain markings including the CE mark.

The EHSR's are located in Annex I of the Machinery Directive, and the requirements for a Technical File are in Annex VII. The difficulty most people encounter is the interpretation of these requirements. The Machinery Directive does not have a large source of 'type C' engineering standards giving precise technical requirements. The key to success lies in a good Risk Assessment of the Design Principles, and in validation of the Control System including fault conditions.

Practical experience in meeting these requirements is what we offer. We have assembled hundreds of Technical Files for a wide range of Machinery and Machine Cells. We are also experienced in testing and validation, so that no EHSR statement is without supporting reports or evidence. The process has become well refined so the time required is accurately quoted, producing most competitive rates.

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