Machinery Directive

We at TCMS in alliance with our partner Technicka Inspekcia, a.s Slovakia having full scope to certify all products falling under Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC).

This Directive applies to all machinery and safety components. A machine is defined as “an assembly of linked parts or components, at least one of which moves.”. There are exclusions such as military equipment, machines which are already covered by other, more specific, directives and equipment which falls within the scope of the Low Voltage Directive.

The essential protection requirements demand that machine manufacturers identify the hazards that their products contain and assess the risks these hazards present to users. Any risks identified must be reduced to as low a level as is practicable. Detailed requirements are laid out in a series of safety standards. The administrative provisions of the Directive require manufacturers to produce a Technical File, sign a Declaration of Conformity and label the product with certain markings.

Annex IV contains a list of about 15 types of machine which are subject to special procedures. These must either be made fully in accordance with the provision of the standard, or be subjected to type examination by a Notified Body.

TCMS Can offer:

  • Product Evaluation and Gap analysis visits.
  • Testing as per harmonized, international, national standards, or client’s own specification.
  • Technical file review
  • Issuance of Certificate