Machine Safety – EU Conformity / CE Marking
If you are exporting machinery to Europe, as the manufacturer you must ensure your machine conforms to the stringent health and safety requirements set in place by the EU.
Most machinery is under the jurisdiction of the Electromagnetic Capability (EMC) Directive or the Machinery Directive (MD). A Machine Conformity Assessment against the Essential Health and Safety Requirements needs to be carried out for each relevant directive, along with the relevant European Normalised Standards. The process is validated with a written declaration and a CE Mark fixed to the machine.
If these requirements seem complex to you, don’t be surprised. Familiarity and experience with the European process requirement and the extensive number of European regulations is essential. However, with the correct guidance, the CE Marking process is straightforward.
The TEG Risk team have expert-level understanding of this process. Members of the team have worked in the Machine Risk Assessment industry for several years in Europe, while also obtaining relevant CE Assessment qualifications. This knowledge, combined with our extensive machine safety standards knowledge, means we are ideally placed to provide you with advice in this area.
TEG Risk Will:
- Research and apply the relevant EU standards and directives
- Assess conformity
- Assess all risks, and create safety concepts and designs to mitigate risk
- Make recommendations regarding the Essential Health and Safety Requirements
- Carry out all necessary inspections, tests and measurements
- Assist with compiling the required legal documentation and technical files