CE Marking Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC Assessments

CE Marking Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC Assessments

Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC is the European legislation harmonising 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 compliance is the responsibility of the buyer or user-facing party involved with machinery or equipment; and can include manufacturers, importers, distributors and suppliers. We can help you achieve the necessary CE certification.

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. 

IES Support for European Machinery Directive Compliance

If you have European Machinery Directive compliance responsibilities, you can benefit from the service provided by IES. We can do the testing for you or help you with self-certification. 

  • 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 

IES Machinery Directive Assessments are 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 gaining certification for 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 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. IES can take you through the whole self certification process leading to your Declaration of Conformity. 

Expert Advice for Machinery Directive Testing

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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