Article 12 : Procedures for assessing the conformity of machinery - machinery directive 2006/42/EC

The text in RED color is the amended or added text in comparison with the former 98/37/EC machinery directive.


Article 12 : Procedures for assessing the conformity of machinery

1. The manufacturer or his authorised representative shall, in order to certify the conformity of machinery with the provisions of this Directive, apply one of the procedures for assessment of conformity described in paragraphs 2, 3 and 4.

2. Where the machinery is not referred to in Annex IV, the manufacturer or his authorised representative shall apply the procedure for assessment of conformity with internal checks on the manufacture of machinery provided for in Annex VIII.

3. Where the machinery is referred to in Annex IV and manufactured in accordance with the harmonised standards referred to in Article 7(2), and provided that those standards cover all of the relevant essential health and safety requirements, the manufacturer or his authorised representative shall apply one of the following procedures:

(a) the procedure for assessment of conformity with internal checks on the manufacture of machinery, provided for in Annex VIII;

(b) the EC type-examination procedure provided for in Annex IX, plus the internal checks on the manufacture of machinery provided for in Annex VIII, point 3;

(c) the full quality assurance procedure provided for in Annex X.

4. Where the machinery is referred to in Annex IV and has not been manufactured in accordance with the harmonised standards referred to in Article 7(2), or only partly in accordance with such standards, or if the harmonised standards do not cover all the relevant essential health and safety requirements or if no harmonised standards exist for the machinery in question, the manufacturer or his authorised representative shall apply one of the following procedures:

(a) the EC type-examination procedure provided for in Annex IX, plus the internal checks on the manufacture of machinery provided for in Annex VIII, point 3;

(b) the full quality assurance procedure provided for in Annex X.

Comment:

The manufacturer has the choice of three paths and several procedures to certify the machine whether it is listed or not in Annex IV of the Machinery Directive.

Note that when the manufacturer has used the harmonized standards to certify the machine to meet the requirements of the Machinery Directive 98/37/EC, if such a harmonized standard is not harmonized under the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC then the manufacturer will have to choose another certification process.

Compared to the previous Machinery Directive 98/37/EC, the new Directive 2006/42/EC introduced the full quality assurance procedure.

Original Comment:

Le fabricant a le choix entre 3 chemins et plusieurs procédures pour certifier sa machine selon qu’elle est listée ou non à l’annexe IV de la directive machines.

Il faut noter que lorsque le fabricant a utilisé des normes harmonisées pour certifier sa machine pour satisfaire les exigences de la directive machines 98/37/CE, si cette norme harmonisée ne l’est pas au titre de la directive machines 2006/42/CE, alors le fabricant devra choisir une autre procédure de certification.

Par rapport à la précédente directive machines 98/37/CE, la nouvelle directive 2006/42/CE introduit la procédure d’assurance qualité complète.