Conformity of the machinery to Machinery Directive
The legal basis of the Machinery Directive is provided by Article 95 of the EC Treaty (now replaced by Article 114 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union - TFEU) that enables the EU to adopt measures to harmonise the legislation of the Member States in order to ensure the establishment and functioning of the internal market. Such measures must take as a base a high level of protection of the health and safety of people and of the environment.
The Machinery Directive thus has a dual objective: to permit the free movement of machinery within the internal market whilst ensuring a high level of protection of health and safety.
Following the proposal by the Commission, the Machinery Directive was adopted by the European Parliament and the Council, after consulting the Economic and Social Committee, according to the co-decision procedure set out in Article 251 of the EC Treaty (now referred to as the ordinary legislative procedure in Article 294 of the TFEU).
We support local and international manufacturers going through the Directive methodology in order to make their machinery compliant with the 2006/42/EC.
On the basis of the EN 12100 and together with the manufacturer engineers we do a risk analysis of the machine and list possible modifications in order to make the machine itself compliant with the risk level dictated by the Directive.
We prepare the Technical file and the instruction manual or give advise on how to improve the available manual.
The EC Declaration of conformity as well as the plates to be placed on the machinery are then prepared.
We verify that the electrical and pneumatic drawings comply with the related techincal norms.