European Conformity

Machinery (CE Marking)

Getting it right for export

When exporting machinery to Europe manufacturers need to ensure their machine conforms to the stringent requirements of the various directives that are in place to protect the safety and health of consumers and the public.

This means establishing which directives are relevant. For example, for machinery it may be the Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive or the Machinery Directive (MD). The manufacturer then needs to carry out a conformity assessment against the Essential Health and Safety Requirements for that directive.

Conformity with the relevant European Normalised Standards may be a way to demonstrate conformity to the Essential Health and Safety Requirements.  Once this conformity assessment has been completed a declaration, as well as, a CE Mark fixed to the machine, is required.

European Conformity Assessment

Familiarity with the European process requirements and the extensive number of European standards is essential.

TEG Risk Director, Hamish Baker, has a thorough understanding of the requirements for the CE Marking process. He acquired this during his time working in the UK where he obtained his NEBOSH Diploma. This combined with his extensive machine safety knowledge means he is ideally placed to provide you with advice in this area.

TEG Risk team member, Murray Larsen also has extensive machine safety standards knowledge having completed the TÜV SÜD University Certificate in Professional Development (UCPD): European Machinery Safety Requirement course in the United Kingdom.  He recently carried out a Conformity Assessment on a robotic picking machine assisting the client/manufacturer in the compilation of their technical file.

The services we can help with in the area of CE Marking or European Conformity Assessment for Machinery are:


  • Identifying and applying the relevant standards and directives
  • Assessing the risks
  • Creating a safety concept or corresponding safety design
  • Assessing conformity and making recommendations regarding the essential health and safety requirements
  • Carrying out the necessary inspections, tests and measurements
  • Assisting with compiling the legally required documentation including the technical file

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