Machinery Directive compliance
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All machinery must comply with all relevant Essential Health and Safety Requirements (EHSRs) of the directive. Where a harmonised standard for the machine exists (a type-C standard), complying with tha standard gives a presumption of compliance with all EHSRs covered by the standard.
For machinery that is not included in Annex IV of the Machinery Directive there is one way to assess compliance:
Self declaration by manufacturer – the manufacturer draws up a technical file and takes all necessary measures to ensure that the manufacturing process produces machinery in compliance with that Technical File and the Machinery Directive.
There is no mandatory requirement to have non Annex IV machinery examined by any third party. amtri veritas offers a Voluntary examination (performed with the same rigour as an EC type-examination) for this type of machinery to manufacturers who require a second opinion.
For machinery that is included in Annex IV of the Machinery Directive there are three ways to assess compliance:
1. Self declaration by manufacturer (only allowed for products that fully comply with a harmonised standard relating to the product that covers all the relevant EHSRs) – the manufacturer draws up a technical file and takes all necessary measures to ensure that the manufacturing process produces machinery in compliance with that technical file and the Machinery Directive.
2. EC type-examination – a representative sample is submitted to a Notified Body who inspects the Technical File, the product and evidence that the manufacturing process ensures compliance with the technical file.
3. Full quality assurance – product conformity is covered by examination of the client’s quality management system.