Machinery Directive

GT Engineering is a consultancy company specialising in the Machinery Directive (2006/42(EC) and CE Marking of Machinery.

As well as carrying out risk analysis in accordance with the mandatory legislation, we try to answer all your regulatory questions. That is why we participate in the main technical working groups for the drafting of Machinery legislation, both at international level (IEC and ISO) and North American level (NFPA, UL, B11, CSA).

We can also help you with all aspects of directives related to the Machinery Directive, such as Low Voltage (2014/35/EU), ATEX Products (2014/34/EU), Electromagnetic Compatibility (2014/30/EU) and PED (2014/68/EU).

Machinery Directive
THE DOUBT: In the ideal world, Machinery and Production Lines are engineered, manufactured, installed, commissioned and, finally, ...
Machinery Directive
THE DOUBT: Often, machinery manufacturers have both mechanical and electrical or hydraulic competences: therefore they engineer t...
Machinery Directive
THE DOUBT: Shall a partly completed machinery bear the CE marking?   CONSIDERATIONS There is a straight answer most people know...
Machinery Directive
Starting from 1 January 2021, United Kingdom is officially outside of the European Union; the new UKCA mark will substitute CE mar...
Machinery Directive
THE DOUBT: If an employer makes a machinery for use in its own factory, does he have to CE mark it? CONSIDERATIONS: Let’s first c...
Machinery Directive
  As we know, the compliance to the Harmonized Standards guarantees the presumption of conformity with the EHSR (Essential Health...
Machinery Directive
Since their incorporation, the Harmonized Standards have been technical directives of optional application, which can be used by m...
Machinery Directive
THE DOUBT: what behaviour should be considered when doing a risk assessment for a machinery? CONSIDERATIONS: One of the sentences...
Machinery Directive
THE DOUBT: What is a Substantial Modification of a Machinery and what are its implications?   CONSIDERATIONS:  Up to 2021 ther...
Machinery Directive
After a few years in the “kitchen”, the first draft of the new machinery directive has seen the light in April 2021. The reasons f...
Machinery Directive
Historically, EU legislation for goods has progressed through four main phases: the traditional approach or ‘Old Approach’ wit...
Machinery Directive
  The Guide to the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC has been updated in October 2019. It contains a number of clarifications and c...
Machinery Directive
Before placing machinery on the market and/or putting it into service, the manufacturer shall draw up the EC Declaration of confor...
Machinery Directive
THE QUESTION The manufacturer often asks questions about the free circulation of machines in countries outside the EU.  Do the sam...
Machinery Directive
The CE marking indicates the conformity of the product with the Union legislation applying to the product and providing for CE mar...
Machinery Directive
Standards in Europe date back to the late 1800s. The International Electro technical Commission (lEC) was founded in 1906 to estab...