Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC


The Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC contains product requirements for machinery and installations. These product requirements are included in essential safety and health requirements. Manufacturers who are planning to place machinery and installations on the EU market, must comply with these requirements and must conduct a risk assessment in order to confirm which safety and health requirements are applicable to their machinery and installations. The Machinery Directive applies to machinery, installations, interchangeable equipment, safety components, lifting accessories, chains, ropes and webbing, removable mechanical transmission systems and partly completed machinery.

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