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Monday, June 14, 2010

the NEW Machinery Directive

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The revised Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC does not introduce any radical changes compared with the old Machinery Directive 98/37/EC  but aims at consolidating the achievements of the Machinery Directive in terms of free circulation and safety of machinery while improving its application.


Conformity assessment procedures

As under the current Machinery Directive, the conformity of most machinery will continue to be certified by the manufacturer himself.
The list of categories of machinery subject to particular conformity assessment procedures is set out in Annex IV; however, manufacturers of Annex IV machinery will have a wider choice of procedure:
  • for Annex IV machinery designed according to harmonised standards covering all the relevant essential requirements, the manufacturer will be able to certify the conformity of the machinery himself;
  • for other Annex IV machinery, the manufacturer will be able to choose between EC type-examination by a Notified Body or approval by a Notified Body of his full quality assurance system.
The new Machinery Directive includes an obligation for the Member States to monitor the performance of Notified Bodies and to withdraw or suspend the notification if a Body fails to carry out its duties properly.


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