SafeMech are experts in CE Marking for Machinery. We can help you with your design for CE marking,
documentation such as Technical Files and Declarations of Conformity and with an overall compliance
A CE marking indicates that the equipment which carries
it conforms to the requirements of all relevant CE marking Directives.
You can find a list of all current CE marking Directives on the EU Europa website on the following
CE marking Directives include lists of Essential Requirements. Some Directives have short and simple Essential
requirements, for example, the Low Voltage Directive which covers most electrical consumer Products virtually
simply states that the equipment must be safe. The Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC has a long list of fairly
specific requirements for safety related aspects of the equipment.
The essential requirements of a Directive do not expect to provide a detailed specification of Technical
requirements. Harmonised Standards provide this function. C type standards give
requirements for specific classes of equipment, B type standards give requirements for more generic aspects.
A manufacturer or their authorised representative must supply a Declaration of Conformity (DOC) with the equipment. The DOC indicates to the
buyer and user of the Equipment which Directives apply to the equipment
A manufacturer must be able to compile a Technical File which shows how their
equipment meets the requirements of the Directives with which they are declaring conformity.
The most relevant Directives for CE marking of industrial equipment are:-
- Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC
- Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive 2004/108/EC
- Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) 97/23/EC
Of course, other Directives may also be relevant.