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Product Consulting, Machinery Safety Directive
  1. What is machinery safety directive?
    Directive 98/37/EC applies to all machinery and safety components. A machine is defined as "an assembly of linked parts or components, at least one of which moves...". There are exclusions such as military equipment, machines which are already covered by other, more specific, directives and equipment which falls within the scope of the Low Voltage Directive. The Regulations are enforced in the UK by the Health and Safety Executive for machinery used in the workplace, and the Trading Standards Service for machinery used at home. Penalties for non-compliant machinery can be severe.

    The vast majority of machinery may be self-certified by the manufacturer who must meet the administrative and protection requirements of the Directive. The essential protection requirements demand that machine manufacturers identify the hazards their products contain and assess the risks these hazards present to users. Any risks identified must be reduced to as low a level as is reasonably practicable. Detailed requirements are laid out in a series of safety standards. The administrative provisions of the Directive require manufacturers to produce a Technical File, sign a Declaration of Conformity and label the product with certain markings.

  2. Why certification for machinery safety directive?

  3. Which product can go for machinery safety directive?

  4. What is the purpose of machinery safety directive?
    The Machinery Directive 98/37/EC (formerly 89/392/EEC) is one of a series of measures introduced under Article 100a of the Treaty of Rome. Article 100a directives all have the primary objective of creating a single European market in goods and services with the objective of providing producers and consumers with the benefits of economies of scale that this offers.

    The effect of the Directive has been to introduce identical requirements for machinery safety in every country within the European Economic Area (EEA).

    The Directive provides for a widely applicable framework for safety assessment and even when it is not strictly applicable, it can provide a good basis for risk assessment and documentation in order to demonstrate due diligence on the part of a manufacturer or supplier.

  5. What is Notified Body for Machinery safety ?
    Some machinery, due to its design and intended use, is considered under the Machinery Directive to pose a continuing and significant risk to safety. Machinery of this type is listed in Annex IV of the Directive and includes products such as chainsaws, planers and presses amongst others.

    Machinery listed within Annex IV of the Machinery Directive must be subjected to one of a range of special attestation procedures in order for a claim of conformity to the Directive to be valid. All the attestation options require the involvement of a Notified Body for the Machinery Directive..

  6. Step to achieve machinery safety directive?

  7. What are the advantage of machinery safety directive?

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