Application guide for machinery directive 2006/42/EC

The Guide to Application of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC

The “Guide to Application of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC”, the RfUs , are no legal documents; they are provided in order to give common positions on the interpretation of the Directive which is the law and to facilitate the harmonised implementation of the law. Even the harmonised standards are not mandatory but the implementation of the harmonised standards gives presumption of conformity with the Essential Health and Safety Requirements of the Directive dealt with in the harmonised standards. When the harmonised standards are revised, the RfUs are taken into account.

This guide is in its third Edition 2.1 (update of the 2nd edition) and has been endorsed by the Machinery Committee and issued in July 2017.

The guide is in its second publication of June 2010, incorporates comments on Annexes III to XI of the machinery Directive 2006/42/EC and corrected some errors in the first edition of the guide.

The first edition guide the implementation of the "Machinery" Directive 2006/42/EC - 1st Edition - December 2009

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