Standards relating to the new Machinery Directive, 2006/42/EC



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European standards play an important role for machinery manufacturers, enabling them to build safe and health-friendly machinery.

Due to the changes brought about by the new Machinery Directive, 2006/42/EC, all European harmonised standards have had to be revised. Many standards bodies have now completed the revision process. The European Commission therefore published an initial list o fstandards relating to the Machinery Directive in the EU Journal 2009/C 214 of 8 September 2009.

If machinery is produced in accordance with these harmonised standards, the state authorities assume that it complies with the safety and health requirements set out in the Machinery Directive. However, this only applies to the requirements covered by the respective standard. A separate column in the list gives details of any limitations to the scope of the and the period.


List of harmonised standards relating to Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC

EU Journal: List of harmonised standards

BG-PRÜFZERT testing and certification bodies
The BG-PRÜFZERT testing and certification bodies test machinery to determine whether it complies with the requirements of the EC Machinery Directives. We will be happy to support your company in this process too. Our contact details are shown in the "Addresses" section.

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Information on EC Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC
All machinery manufacturers must comply with the new EC Machinery Directive as of 29 December 2009. You can find information on the directive in the section of our website.

New provisions binding as of 29 December 2009

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