Conformity Assessment of Machinery
Directive 2006/42/EC is the basis of the European legislation regulating the machinery sector of the machine building industry. It provides the normative basis for the harmonization of the essential requirements for health and safety regarding the machinery across the whole European Union.
A basic requirement for the machines to be placed on the European single market is to meet the requirements of the Directive. The participation of a third independent party - notified body is required when machinery falls within the scope of Annex IV.