Directory of the applicable directives and standards for machinery


      Index of valid directives and standards applied to machinery
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      Document, PDF, 31 pages, A4


      Directive 2006/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council applies to all machinery. The amending Directive 2009/127/EC with regard to machinery for pesticide application must also be followed.

      The European standards (CEN and CENELEC) are both published in the Official Journal of the European Union. To make it easier for you to gain an overview of this great number of standards, we have created this comprehensive document. It gives you all of the applicable standards for your sector at a glance.

      The directory provides information about:

      • The standard’s number
      • Its title
      • Whether it is a type A, B or C standard, or if it has not been assigned a type
      • Whether there is a presumption of conformity or not

      If a standard is comprised of different parts, these are listed individually.For example, under number EN 415 for packaging machines, you will find all parts from 1 to 10.

      The requirements surrounding the safety of machinery and technical developments means that directives and standards are subject to frequent amendments. We continually update the directory with the latest information to ensure that you are not working to outdated rules. You can order the EN standards online: SNV shop and Electrosuisse shop.

      If you have any questions regarding the directives or European standards, conformity or the CE marking,please contact us. For further information, please visit our Product certification and CE consultation pages.

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