Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC
SafeMech are experts in the EU CE marking Machinery Directive. We can advise you on how to achieve
conformity with the Essential Health and Safety Requirements (EHSRs) of the Directive and we can help you compile
the Technical File which supports your Declaration of Conformity with the EHSRs.
The Machinery Directive is the primary CE marking Directive for machinery
sold into the EU. The Directive defines a fairly long list of Essential Health and Safety Requirements which
machinery must meet.
The Essential Health and Safety requirements are a list of requirements which all machinery supplied into the EU
must meet. They cover the obvious subjects such as guarding and safety related control systems, but also less
obvious aspects such as noise, dust and means of access. they also cover contents of instructions for use and
markings on the machinery.
In many cases, the details of how to achieve conformity with the requirements of the Directive can be found in
Harmonised EN standards. C type standards gives requirements for specific classes
of machinery. B type standards cover generic aspects which apply to many classes of machinery.
Safemach can provide information about whether your products are within the scope of the Directive. We
can suggest the most efficient compliance strategy for your products.