- encourages the free movement of equipment in the Single marketplace
- guarantees a higher amount of defense for EU employees and people.
Since it is a 'New Approach' Directive, it promotes harmonisation through a variety of mandatory safety and health needs, and voluntary harmonised standards. The Machinery Directive only applies to products that should be placed on the EU market for the 1st time.
The next version associated with help guide to application regarding the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC (3 MB) had been recommended because of the Machinery Committee, in June 2010. Other assistance papers are available here.
An online general public assessment from the assessment associated with the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC was launched on 22 September 2016 and went until .
Figures notified under Directive 2006/42/EC: Machinery in the NANDO (New Approach Notified and Designated enterprises) Information program.
'Recommendation to be used' (RfU) sheets
Listed here "Recommendation for usage" sheets reflect the normal place for the Notified Bodies into the Machinery Sector. They are supported by the Machinery Operating Group. Their particular function will be assist Notified Bodies in their tasks of conformity assessment of machinery, primarily the EC type-examination process, prior to the terms of the Machinery Directive. All stakeholders active in the utilization of the Directive should know the presence of this information:
- Horizontal RfU sheets tend to be prefixed by 00 and apply to all kinds of equipment listed in Annex IV associated with the Machinery Directive:
- Vertical RfU sheets apply more especially to a specific category of machinery placed in Annex IV, e.g. sheets prefixed by 01 deal with woodworking equipment. They have been given by Vertical Group No hands down the Coordination of Notified Bodies;