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European Machinery Directive Assessments


Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC is the European legislation harmonises individual country laws governing the sale of machinery. It relates specifically to the supply or sale of any machinery within the European Union. The European Machinery Directive’s intention is to provide a high level of protection against harm or damage from machinery, whilst giving manufacturers a single legislative framework for the European market.

Achieving European Machinery Directive compliance is the responsibility of the buyer or user-facing party involved with machinery or equipment; and can include manufacturers, importers, distributors and suppliers. 

The responsibility for ensuring compliance falls on that party interfacing with the buyer or user of the machinery or equipment, be that the manufacturer, importer, distributor or supplier. The European Machinery Directive also applies to some machinery after it has been modified, and non-CE marked machinery which has been introduced onto the EEA market for the first time. 

If you have European Machinery Directive compliance responsibilities, you can benefit from the European Machinery Directive Assessments service provided by IES. We are an official Notified Body appointed by the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills to guide businesses in following Directive 2006/42/EC.

IES Support for European Machinery Directive Compliance

  • Consultancy and support through the assessment process
  • On site assessments at your site
  • Written reports detailing any non-compliances
  • Guidance or solutions for any corrective actions necessary
  • CE marking support, including construction of your Technical File
  • Clear project timeline and pricing structure
  • Health and safety best practices
  • Vast experience of working with non-European suppliers 


European Machinery Directive Assessments Trusted Across the Continent

IES has been appointed by number of blue chip clients to provide support and solutions in relation to the Directive 2006/42/EC.

Typical examples of the work we’ve undertaken include production tools, test rigs, automation systems, lighting controls and industrial ovens. We offer you compliance support for any machinery that falls within the auspices of the European Machinery Directive. 

European Machinery Directive Easy-to-Digest Guide

Did you know that the European Machinery Directive specifies a list of 23 machinery types for which a Notified Body must be involved in the conformity assessment? To see them, along with other ‘need to knows’ on Directive 2006/42/EC and how European Machinery Directive Assessments work, read our digestible Machinery Directive Guide.

Machinery Directive Self Assessment

If you choose to take the self certification route to a Declaration of Conformity - so long as the equipment you wish to assess is not on the list of 23 machines which require a Notified Body to be involved – you may perform and document the conformity assessment yourself. 

When opting for self certification, it is still recommended to seek guidance from a Notified Body, in order to ensure that each requirement is fulfilled in accordance with the Directive. IES can take you through the whole self certification process leading to your Declaration of Conformity. 

Expert Advice for European Machinery Directive Testing

All it takes is a phone call. Run us through the details of your machinery, and we can help you determine the best solution for European Machinery Directive compliance. Call us on +44 (0)117 938 0600 or use our contact form.

 

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EMC Directive

Responsive and flexible EMC testing service brought to your premises. Consultative service with full test reports and self-certification.

Low Voltage Directive

A consultative approach to get your products tested and approved to EU standards. Self-certification provided with on-site testing available on request.

CE Marking, What should comply?

If you’re reading this and asking yourself whether your products have to have CE Marking, the answer is most probably “Yes”.

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