MD 1: 2006/42/EC Machinery Directive

Last edit: 05/03/2024

Training objective

The objective of the course is to give a “baseline” on CE marking of Machinery and responsibilities, presenting the new Machinery Regulation, which will come into force on January 20, 2027.

The focus of the training is both a presentation of the approach to placing machinery and equipment on the market and the new features introduced by the Machinery Regulation.

Duration: 8 hours


MODULE 1 (4 hours):

  • European Legislative Overview
  • The Blue Guide and “Putting into services”
  • Italian Legislative Overview
  • “Rules of the Game” as a Manufacturer
  • Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC
  • Making Non-CE Machinery safe
  • “Rules of the Game” as a User
  • Employer’s Obligations
  • The New (2027) Machinery Regulation: Articles
  • Revision Process
  • Key Changes in the Machinery Regulation
  • Use of Collaborative Robots
  • Partially completed Machinery
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cybersecurity
  • Substantial Changes
  • Manufacturer and Authorized Representative

MODULE 2 (4 hours):

  • General Requirements of the Machinery Regulation
  • Obligations of Economic Operators
  • Product Compliance
  • Conformity Assessment
  • Market Surveillance
  • Notified Bodies
  • Transition Period
  • The New (2027) Machinery Regulation: Appendices
  • List of Safety Components
  • EHSRs
  • Technical Documentation
  • New Conformity Modules



GT Engineering is a member of ISO TC 199, an international technical committee that deals with the development of type A (ISO 12100) and B standards harmonized to the Machinery Regulation.
The company is also a member of the ANSI (American National Standards Institute) technical committees B11.0 and B11.19, the first section deals with the risk analysis methodology and the second deals with the risk reduction.