Machinery Directive

Machinery Directive − on the safe side all over europe

In order to ensure that vital health and safety requirements are reliably fulfilled, plant, machinery and safety components may only be put into circulation in the European Union if they fulfil the stipulations of Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC (or Directive 98/37/EC in the case of older machinery). Here, TÜV NORD CERT offers a wide range of services so that manufacturers and operators can be absolutely sure that they comply.

Not only new machinery, but also existing machinery to which major changes have been made and used machinery which is being imported into the EU for the first time, must have CE marking. TÜV NORD CERT is a Notified Body for CE testing according to the Machinery Directive. We also provide Coaching for the necessary conformity assessment procedure which obligates the manufacturer to provide information about relevant standards and regulations, describe the necessary procedure, evaluate the risk assessment and put together the necessary documentation. Importers and traders of machinery without a valid CE marking are also considered to be manufacturers and also have to ensure the conformity assessment to guarantee that their activities are legally compliant. Any possible obstacles in the way of placing a product on the market can be recognised and eliminated at an early stage. Please contact us for more Information.

All-round fulfilment of operating responsibility

Not only manufacturers, also operators carry responsibility when it comes to fulfilling the safety requirements for plant and machinery. TÜV NORD CERT supports operators with, among others, examination and survey of existing installations, assessments in the case of major modifications and inspections to ensure that all the relevant requirements are met.

Better safety – better position on the market

Companies which document their voluntary commitment to better safety with an independent audit by neutral experts enjoy a more favourable competitive position – for example, a type examination certification from TÜV NORD CERT strengthens trust in a product and raises it above its competitors.