The Machinery Directive is one of the important European product directives according to which the CE marking can be affixed. Machinery and its parts in the scope of the Machinery Directive must comply with essential safety requirements of the directive before they can be   put into EU countries.

By affixing the CE marking the manufacturer and/or importer confirms that the product complies with the ESHR’s of Machinery Directive 2006/42/.  The Machinery Directive firstly applies to machinery and its parts. An fixed installitaion is the assembly of machinery with joint functionality and it must  be separated CE marking. Besides machinery and its parts and fixed installitaion the Machinery Directive applies to:

  • Interchangeable equipment
  • Safety components (ex. guards, safety devices, emergency stop devices, etc.)
  • Lifting accessories (ex. lifting lugs, lifting beams, etc.)
  • Chains, robes and webbing
  • Remmovable mechanical transmission devices
  • Partly completed machinery

The main goal of the Machinery Directive is to ensure the best safety level for users of machinery and accessories.

How can TESTPLUS  help you?

TESTPLUS  performs complete CE marking process of machinery and installations based on Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC. 

CE Certification process of 2006/42/EC Machinery Safety;

  • Performing risk assessment in accordance with the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC and relevant C Type  harmonized standards;
  • Determining the applicable essential safety and health requirements and relevant product standards;
  • Conformity assessment and performing tests of machinery (on location);
  • Compiling and verifying the Technical Files;
  • Compiling and verifying User Instructions manual;
  • Verifying and drafting EC Declarations of Conformity;
  • Instruct in affixing the CE marking correctly.
  • Having third party CE Certification  according to the 2006/42/EC MD

Eight steps for CE marking machinery and installations 

Before a machine can be sold or put into service on the European market and Turkey, it must meet the all essential requirements of the 2006/42/EC Machinery Directive. The machine have to be CE certified. Below are the steps of how certification procedure looks like.

  1. Product classification: defining whether the product falls into the scope of the Machinery Directive Annex IV and/or other CE directives.
  2. Risk assessment: an analysis to determine which risks and essential health and safety requirements apply to certain machine according to the EN 12100.
  3. Conformity procedure: requirements assessment mentiond in the step  based on European harmonized C Type  standards.
  4. Technical Files: drawing up the Technical Files, including User Manual and Risk assessments.
  5. Tests and inspections: Required tests and inspections according to the related standarts.
  6. EU Declaration of Conformity: drafting the EU Declaration of Conformity, showing that machinery/installation complies with CE directive.
  7. CE Certificate: CE certification from third party notified body.
  8. CE marking: instructing on affixing the CE marking on machinery.
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