Directive 2006/42/CE Machinery

The Machinery Directive 2006/42/CE regulates the safety of machinery in the European Union. It applies to all types of machinery, including sets of machinery and “partly completed machinery”, as well as interchangeable equipment, safety components, lifting accessories, chains, ropes and belts, removable mechanical transmission devices.

The Directive sets the essential health and safety requirements to be met by machinery before placing it on the market, as defined in Annex I.

Ente Certificazione Macchine, through its conformity assessment activities, can give manufacturers, importers and users the guarantee to place safe and compliant machinery on the market and in operation.

As a Notified Body, ECM can provide certification services for all machinery and safety components included in Annex IV of Directive 2006/42/EC, which covers all machinery that requires the intervention of a third party accredited for certification. ECM also makes its expertise available to manufacturers of machinery not included in Annex IV, who decide on a voluntary basis to use the services of a qualified body recognized at European level.

Our services include:

  • EC conformity assessment procedure for machines covered by Annex IV;
  • Third party EC conformity assessment activities, on a voluntary basis;
  • Testing activity and trials to verify safety and performance requirements;
  • Verification of machinery at the company before commissioning.

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