Guide to application of the machinery directive 2006/42/CE - July 2017

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Guide to application of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC


Edition 2.1 – July 2017

(Update of 2nd Edition)

Introduction to the Edition 2.1 – July 2017 (Update of the 2nd Edition)

Directive 2006/42/EC is a revised version of the Machinery Directive, the first version of which was adopted in 1989. The new Machinery Directive has been applicable since 29th December 2009. The Directive has the dual aim of harmonising the health and safety requirements applicable to machinery on the basis of a high level of protection of health and safety, while ensuring the free circulation of machinery on the EU market. The revised Machinery Directive does not introduce radical changes compared with the previous versions. It clarifies and consolidates the provisions of the Directive with the aim of improving its practical application.

While the revised Machinery Directive was being discussed by the Council and the European Parliament, the Commission agreed to prepare a new Guide to its application. The purpose of the Guide is to provide explanations of the concepts and requirements of Directive 2006/42/EC in order to ensure uniform interpretation and application throughout the EU. The Guide also provides information about other related EU legislation. It is addressed to all of the parties involved in applying the Machinery Directive, including machinery manufacturers, importers and distributors, Notified Bodies, standardisers, occupational health and safety and consumer protection agencies and officials of the relevant national administrations and market surveillance authorities. It may also be of interest to lawyers and to students of EU law in the fields of the internal market, occupational health and safety and consumer protection. 

It should be stressed that only the Machinery Directive and the texts implementing its provisions into national law are legally binding.

The 2nd Edition of the Guide was endorsed by the Machinery Committee on 2 June 2010. In comparison with the 1st Edition, it was completed with comments on Annexes III to XI of the Machinery Directive. Some errors noticed by readers have been corrected. Legal references and terms have been updated in line with the Lisbon Treaty - in particular, where the Directive refers to 'the Community', the Guide now refers to 'the EU'.

Following discussion with the industry, the comments relating to chains, ropes and webbing for lifting purposes in §44, §330, §340, §341, and §357 have been revised in order to clarify the practical application of the requirements relating to these products.

The 2nd Edition also includes a thematic index to facilitate consultation of the Guide. The numbering of the sections of the Guide is unchanged.

The Guide takes account of the amendment to Directive 2006/42/EC introduced by Regulation (EC) No 569/2009 relating to the regulatory procedure with scrutiny for the Machinery Committee. It also takes account of the provisions of Regulation (EC) No 765/2008 relating to market surveillance, which apply in a complementary way.

This Update to the 2nd Edition of the Guide, further named Edition 2.1, has been completed to include the amendments made to the Machinery Directive by the Directive 2009/127/EC on Pesticide Equipment and the Regulation (EU) No 167/2013 on the approval and market surveillance of agricultural and forestry vehicles (Tractors). In addition, guidance on “partly completed machinery” and “assemblies” has been added, as well as inserting clarifications and corrections to the concepts of "safety components'', "new and used machinery", "marking of machinery". A number of key guidance decisions of the Machinery Working Group have been incorporated into this text.

The Guide is published on the Commission’s Website EUROPA[1] in English. This updated Edition 2.1 is intended to be a living document, edited and updated with new guidance once approved by the Machinery Working Group. It will be made available in other EU languages, but only the English version will be checked by the Commission. Therefore, in case of doubt, the English version should be taken as the reference.

The Guide can be downloaded and is presented in a printable format. The text of the Directive is presented in boxed red italic type - the comments follow in black type.

The Guide has been prepared with the help of an Editorial Group[2] and this Update of the 2nd Edition has been carried out by an external consultant[3] and the Commission, assisted by some of the members of the Editorial Group. The Commission[4] wishes to warmly thank the members of the Editorial Group both for the huge amount of work they have carried out as well as for the efficient, constructive and cooperative spirit in which the drafts have been prepared. In parallel to the work of the Editorial Group, a Machinery Core Group established by Orgalime, including representatives of the main sectors of machinery manufacturing, has provided invaluable input from the industry. The drafts prepared by the Editorial Group have been submitted to the Member States and stakeholders for comments. The Commission would also like to thank all those who have made comments. We have tried to take them into account as far as possible.

Of course, the Commission takes full responsibility for the content of the Guide. Readers are invited to communicate any corrections or comments[5] so that they can be taken into account in preparing future updates or a revised 3rd Edition.

Brussels, July 2017

Table of contents

The Citations



The citations



The legal basis of the Machinery Directive

The Recitals



The recitals

Recital 1


The History of the Machinery Directive

Recital 2


The economic and social importance of the Machinery Directive

Recital 3


Health and safety

Recital 4



Recital 5


Inclusion of construction site hoists

Recital 6


Inclusion of portable cartridge-operated fixing and other impact machinery

Recital 7


Equipment intended for lifting persons with machinery designed for lifting goods

Recital 8


Agricultural and forestry tractors

Recitals 9 & 10


Market surveillance

Recital 11


Formal objection to standards and the safeguard clause

Recital 12


Regulations on use of machinery

Recital 13


Measures to deal with groups of hazardous machinery presenting the same risks

Recital 14


The state of the art

Recital 15


Machinery for consumer use

Recital 16


Partly completed machinery

Recital 17


Trade fairs and exhibitions

Recital 18


The New Approach and the New Legislative Framework

Recital 19


Conformity assessment

Recital 20


Annex IV machinery

Recitals 21 & 22


The CE-marking

Recital 23


Risk assessment

Recital 24


The technical construction file

Recital 25


Legal remedies

Recital 26



Recital 27


Amendment of the Lifts Directive

Recital 28


Subsidiarity and proportionality

Recital 29


National correlation tables

Recital 30


The Machinery Committee

The Articles

Article 1 (1)


The products covered by the Machinery Directive

Article 2


The use of the term 'machinery' in the broad sense

Article 1 (a)


Machinery in the strict sense

Articles 1 (a) & 2 (a) 1st indent


The basic definition

2nd indent


Machinery supplied without connection components

3rd indent


Machinery to be installed on a specific support

4th indent


Assemblies of machinery



Assemblies comprising new and existing machinery

5th indent


Manually powered machinery for lifting loads

Articles 1 (b) & 2 (b)


Interchangeable equipment

Articles 1 (c) & 2 (c)


Safety components


Articles 1 (d) & 2 (d)


Lifting accessories

Articles 1 (e) & 2 (e)


Chains, ropes and webbing

Articles 1 (f) & 2 (f)


Removable mechanical transmission devices

Articles 1 (g) & 2 (g)


Partly completed machinery

Article 1 (2)


Products excluded from the scope of the Machinery Directive

Article 1 (2) (a)


Safety components intended to be used as spare parts to replace identical components and supplied by the manufacturer of the original machinery

Article 1 (2) (b)


Equipment for use in fairgrounds and/or amusement parks

Article 1 (2) (c)


Machinery for nuclear purposes

Article 1 (2) (d)


Weapons, including firearms

Article 1 (2) (e)


Means of transport

1st indent


Agricultural and forestry tractors

2nd indent


Four-or-more-wheeled road vehicles and their trailers

3rd indent


Two- and three-wheeled road vehicles

4th indent


Motor vehicles intended for competition

5th indent


Means of transport by air, on water and on rail networks

Article 1 (2) (f)


Seagoing vessels and mobile offshore units and machinery installed on board such vessels and/or units

Article 1 (2) (g)


Machinery for military or police purposes

Article 1 (2) (h)


Machinery for research purposes

Article 1 (2) (i)


Mine winding gear

Article 1 (2) (j)


Machinery intended to move performers during artistic performances

Article 1 (2) (k)


Machinery covered by the Low Voltage Directive

1st indent


Household appliances intended for domestic use

2nd indent


Audio and video equipment

3rd indent


Information technology equipment

4th indent


Ordinary office machinery

5th indent


Low-voltage switchgear and control gear

6th indent


Electric motors

Article 1 (2) (l)


High-voltage electrical equipment

Article 2 (h)


The definition of ‘placing on the market’



New and used machinery



The stage at which the Machinery Directive applies



The legal and contractual forms of placing on the market






Placing on the market of assemblies of machinery



Placing on the market of partly completed machinery

Article 2 (i)


The definition of ‘manufacturer’



Who is the manufacturer?



A person manufacturing machinery for his own use



Other persons who may be considered as manufacturers



Machinery modified before it is first put into service




Article 2 (j)


The possibility to appoint an authorised representative



The tasks of an authorised representative

Article 2 (k)


The definition of ‘putting into service’

Article 2 (l)


The definition of ‘harmonised standard’



Essential health and safety requirements

Article 3


The Machinery Directive and other internal market legislation



Specific EU legislation that apply instead of the Machinery Directive to machinery that is in their scope



Specific EU legislation that may apply to machinery instead of the Machinery Directive for specific hazards



EU legislation that may apply to machinery, in addition to the

Machinery Directive, for hazards they cover more specifically than the Machinery Directive 

Article 4 (1)


Market surveillance



Market surveillance of machinery

Article 4 (2)


Market surveillance of partly completed machinery

Article 4 (3) & (4)


Market surveillance authorities



The market surveillance system



The tools for market surveillance



Documents relating to Annex IV machinery



Action to deal with non-compliant machinery



Unsafe consumer products



Controls at the external borders of the EU

Article 5 (1)


The obligations of machinery manufacturers

Article 5 (2)


The obligations of manufacturers of partly completed machinery

Article 5 (3)


Means of ensuring the conformity of machinery

Article 5 (4)


CE marking according to other EU Legislation

Article 6 (1) & (2)


Free movement of machinery and partly completed machinery

Article 6 (3)


Trade fairs, exhibitions and demonstrations

Article 7 (1)


Presumption of conformity conferred by the CE marking and the EC Declaration of Conformity

Article 7 (2)


The presumption of conformity conferred by the application of harmonised standards



The classification of machinery standards



The development of harmonised standards for machinery



The identification of harmonised standards

Article 7 (3)


Publication of the references of harmonised standards in the OJEU

Article 7 (4)


Participation of the social partners in standardisation

Article 8 (1)


Measures subject to the Regulatory Committee Procedure

Article 8 (2)


Measures subject to the Advisory Committee procedure

Article 9


Measures to deal with unsafe machinery presenting similar risks

Article 10


Formal objections to harmonised standards



The procedure for formal objections



The outcome of a formal objection

Article 11 (1)


The safeguard clause

Article 11 (2) & (3)


The safeguard procedure

Article 11 (4)


Shortcomings in harmonised standards

Article 11 (5)


Action against the person who has affixed the CE marking

Article 11 (6)


Information on the safeguard procedure

Article 12 (1)


Conformity assessment of machinery

Article 12 (2)


Categories of machinery not listed in Annex IV

Article 12 (3)


Annex IV machinery designed to harmonised standards that cover all the applicable essential health and safety requirements

Article 12 (4)


Other Annex IV machinery

Article 13


Procedure for partly completed machinery



Diagram of the procedures for the placing on the market of machinery and partly completed machinery

Article 14 (1) to (5)


Notified Bodies



Assessment and monitoring of Notified Bodies

Article 14 (6)


Withdrawal of certificates or decisions issued by Notified Bodies

Article 14 (7)


Exchange of experience between the notifying authorities



The coordination of Notified Bodies

Article 14 (8)


Withdrawal of notification

Article 15


National regulations on the installation and use of machinery



National regulations on the health and safety of workers

Article 16


The CE marking

Article 17


Non conformity of marking

Article 18


Confidentiality and transparency

Article 19


Machinery AdCo Group

Article 20


Reasons for decisions and appeals

Article 21


Information sources

Article 22


The Machinery Committee



The Machinery Working Group



Diagram of institutions dealing with the Machinery Directive

Article 23


Penalties for infringements against the provisions of the Directive

Article 24


The borderline between the Machinery Directive and the Lifts Directive

Article 25


Repeal of Directive 98/37/EC

Article 26


Transposition and application of the provisions of the Directive

Article 27


Transition period for portable cartridge operated fixing and other impact machinery

Article 28


Date of entry into force of the Directive

Article 29


Addressees and signatories of the Directive

Annex I

Essential health and safety requirements relating to the design and construction of machinery

General Principles


The General Principles

General Principle 1


Risk assessment



Risk assessment and harmonised standards

General Principle 2


The applicability of the essential health and safety requirements

General Principle 3


The state of the art



Harmonised standards and the state of the art

General Principle 4

1.1.1     Definitions


The structure of Annex I

1.1.1 (a) 



1.1.1 (b)


Danger zone

1.1.1 (c)


Exposed person

1.1.1 (d)



1.1.1 (e)



1.1.1 (f)



1.1.1 (g)


Protective devices

1.1.1 (h)


Intended use

1.1.1 (i)


Reasonably foreseeable misuse

       1.1.2     Principles of safety integration

       1.1.2 (a)                             §173     Principles of safety integration

       1.1.2 (b)                             §174     The 3-step method

       1.1.2 (c)                             §175     Preventing abnormal use

       1.1.2 (d)                             §176     Constraints due to the use of PPE

       1.1.2 (e)                             §177     Special equipment and accessories

       1.1.3                                  §178     Materials and products used

       1.1.4                                  §179     Integral lighting

       1.1.5                                  §180     Handling of machinery and parts of machinery

       1.1.6                                  §181     Ergonomic principles

       1.1.7                                  §182     Operating positions in hazardous environments

       1.1.8                                  §183     Seating and the provision of seats

      1.2        Control systems                

       1.2.1                                  §184     Safety and reliability of control systems

       1.2.2                                  §185     Control devices

      1.2.2 – 1st indent                   §186     Identification of control devices

      1.2.2 – 2nd indent                  §187     Positioning of control devices

      1.2.2 – 3rd indent                   §188     Movement of control devices

      1.2.2 – 4th & 5th indents           §189     Location and positioning of control devices

      1.2.2 – 6th indent                   §190     Preventing inadvertent operation of control devices

      1.2.2 – 7th indent                   §191     Strength of control devices

      1.2.2 – 2nd para.                    §192     Control devices to perform different actions

      1.2.2 – 3rd para.                    §193     Control devices and ergonomic principles

       1.2.2 – 4th para.                    §194     Indicators and displays

      1.2.2 – 5th & 6th paras.            §195     Visibility of danger zones during starting

       1.2.2 – 7th para.                    §196     Location of control positions

       1.2.2 – 8th para.                    §197     Multiple control positions

      1.2.2 - last para.                    §198     Multiple operating positions

       1.2.3                                  §199     Control of starting                               §200     Normal stop control devices                               §201     Operational stop                               §202     Emergency stop devices                               §203     Stop controls for assemblies of machinery

       1.2.5                                  §204     Mode selection

       1.2.6                                  §205     Failure of the power supply

      1.3        Protection against mechanical hazards

       1.3.1                                  §206     Stability

       1.3.2                                  §207     Break-up during operation

       1.3.3                                  §208     Falling or ejected objects

       1.3.4                                  §209     Sharp edges and angles and rough surfaces

       1.3.5                                  §210     Combined machinery

       1.3.6                                  §211     Variations in operating conditions

       1.3.7                                  §212     Moving parts                               §213     Moving transmission parts                               §214     Moving parts involved in the process

       1.3.9                                  §215     Uncontrolled movements

      1.4        Required characteristics of guards and protective devices

       1.4.1                                  §216     General requirements for guards and protective devices

       1.4.2                                  §217     Special requirements for guards                               §218     Fixed guards                               §219     Interlocking movable guards                               §220     Adjustable guards restricting access

       1.4.3                                  §221     Protective devices

      1.5        Risks due to other hazards

       1.5.1                                  §222     Electricity




Unwanted static electricity



Energy supply other than electricity



Errors of fitting



Extreme temperatures









Reduction of noise emission

1.5.8 – 2nd para.


Comparative emission data






Ionising and non-ionising radiation



External radiation



Laser radiation



Emissions of hazardous materials and substances



Risk of being trapped



Slips, trips and falls


1.6        Maintenance








Access to operating positions and servicing points



Isolation of energy sources



Operator intervention



Cleaning of internal parts

1.7        Information


Information for users



Information and warnings on the machinery



The official languages of the EU


Information and information devices


Warning devices



Warning of residual risks

1.7.3 – 1st & 2nd paras.


Marking of machinery

1.7.3 – 3rd para.


Conformity marking for ATEX machinery

1.7.3 – 4th para.


Information essential for safe use

1.7.3 - last para.


Marking parts of the machinery to be handled with lifting equipment






The form of the instructions



The language of the instructions (a) & (b)


The drafting and translation of instructions (c)


Preventing foreseeable misuse (d)


Instructions for non-professional users (a) & (b)


Contents of the instructions – particulars of the machinery and the manufacturer (c)


Inclusion of the EC Declaration of Conformity in the instructions (d) (e) & (f)


Descriptions, drawings, diagrams and explanations (g) & (h)


Intended use and foreseeable misuse (i) & (j)


Assembly, installation and connection (k)


Putting into service and use



Operator training (l) & (m)


Information about residual risks (n)


The essential characteristics of tools (o)


Stability conditions (p)


Transport, handling and storage (q)


Emergency procedures and methods for unblocking (r) (s) & (t)


Adjustment, maintenance and spare parts (u)


The noise emission declaration (v)


Implantable medical devices                               §275     Sales literature

  1. Supplementary essential health and safety requirements for certain categories of machinery

       §276     Supplementary requirements for certain categories of machinery 2.1.1   §277     Hygiene requirements for machinery intended for use with

foodstuffs or with cosmetics or pharmaceutical products

2.2.1                                              §278      Supplementary requirements for portable hand-held and hand-guided machinery                                           §279      Declaration of vibrations transmitted by portable hand-held and hand-guided machinery

       2.2.2                                  §280     Portable fixing and other impact machinery

  1. §281      Machinery for working wood and material with similar characteristics
    1. §282      Machinery for pesticide application
    2. §283      Preventing unintended exposure of the environment
    3. §284      Controls and monitoring by the operator
    4. §285      Design to facilitate correct filling and emptying and avoid contamination
    5. §286      Application of pesticides, to ensure its correct rate, avoid drift and test to be performed by manufacturer                               §287     Prevention of losses when machine is stopped

2.4.6 & 2.4.7            §288     Design to ensure easy and thorough cleaning, servicing and checking 2.4.8 & 2.4.9        §289     Marking of nozzles, strainers and filters and the provision of means to affix the name of the pesticide in use

2.4.10                                            §290      Instructions on precautions, use, inspections, calibration, maintenance etc.

  1. Supplementary essential health and safety requirements to offset hazards due to the  mobility of machinery



Supplementary requirements for hazards due to mobility of machinery

3.1.1 (a)


Definition of 'hazards due to mobility'

3.1.1 (b)


Definition of 'driver'



Driving position






Positions for persons other than the driver

3.3 - 1st paragraph


Unauthorised use of controls

3.3 - 2nd, 3rd & 4th paras.


Remote controls

3.3.1 – 1st para.


Location and positioning of the control devices

3.3.1 – 2nd para.



3.3.1 – 3rd para.


Return to neutral

3.3.1 – 4th & 5th para.



3.3.1 - last para.


Reverse warning signals

3.3.2 – 1st para.


Control of travel movements by a ride-on driver

3.3.2 – 2nd, 3rd & 4th para.


Devices exceeding the normal clearance zone

3.3.2 - last para.


Unintended travel movement

3.3.3 – 1st, 2nd & 3rd para.


Slowing down, stopping and immobilisation



Regulations for road circulation

3.3.3 – 4th para.


Stopping and controlling potentially dangerous operation by remote control

3.3.3 - last para.


Stopping of the travelling function



Movement of pedestrian-controlled machinery



Failure in the power supply to steering



Uncontrolled movements



Access to the engine compartment



Roll-over and tip-over



Falling objects

  1. §317      Steps and handholds for access
  2. §318      Towing devices
  3. §319      Removable mechanical transmission devices
  4. §320      Batteries
  5. §321      Fire extinguishers and extinguisher systems
  6. §322 Protection of sprayer operators against risks due to exposure to hazardous substances
  7. §323      Signs, signals and warnings
  8. §324      Marking of mobile machinery
    1. §325      Declaration of vibrations transmitted by mobile machinery
    2. §326      Instructions on multiple uses
  1. Supplementary essential health and safety requirements to offset hazards due to lifting    operations

                                                §327     The scope of application of Part 4

       4.1.1 (a)                             §328     Lifting operation

       4.1.1 (b)                             §329     Guided load

       4.1.1 (c)                             §330     Working coefficient

       4.1.1 (d)                             §331     Test coefficient

       4.1.1 (e)                             §332     Static test

      4.1.1 (f)                              §333     Dynamic test

       4.1.1 (g)                             §334     Carrier

  1. §335      Risks due to lack of stability
  2. §336      Rail tracks and guide rails
  3. 1st, 2nd & 3rd para. §337     Mechanical strength 4th para.                  §338     Mechanical strength – static test coefficients

  1. - last para.            §339     Mechanical strength – dynamic test coefficients
  2. §340      Pulleys, drums, wheels, ropes and chains
  3. §341      Lifting accessories and their components
  4. §342      Control of movements
  5. §343      Prevention of risks of collisions
  6. §344      Machinery serving fixed landings
    1. §345      Movements of the carrier
    2. §346      Access to the carrier
    3. §347      Contact with the moving carrier
    4. §348      Loads falling off the carrier
    5. §349      Safety at landings

       4.1.3                                  §350     Checking fitness for purpose

                                                §351     Static and dynamic tests

                                                §352     Checking fitness for purpose at the place of use

  1. §353      Control of movements of the machinery and the load
  2. §354      Preventing overloading and overturning

                                                §355     Loading control on industrial lift trucks

  1. §356      Guide ropes
  2. §357      Information and markings for chains, ropes and webbing
  3. §358      Marking of lifting accessories
  4. §359      Marking of lifting machinery
  5. §360      Instructions for lifting accessories
  6. §361      Instructions for lifting machinery
  1. Supplementary essential health and safety requirements for machinery intended for  underground work

                                                §362        Supplementary requirements for machinery intended for underground


       5.1 & 5.2                            §363     Powered roof supports

  1. §364      Control devices
  2. §365      Control of travel movements
  3. §366      The risk of fire on machinery for underground work
  4. §367      Exhaust emissions
  1. Supplementary essential health and safety requirements for machinery presenting  particular hazards due to the lifting of persons



Scope of Part 6



Mechanical strength



Loading control



Control devices



Movement of the carrier

6.3.2 – 1st para.


Tilt of the carrier

6.3.2 – 2nd & 3rd para.


Use of the carrier as a workstation

6.3.2 - last para.


Doors on the carrier



Protective roof



Machinery for lifting persons serving fixed landings



Risks to persons in or on the carrier



Controls at landings



Access to the carrier



Markings in the carrier



Annex II 1 A


The EC Declaration of Conformity of machinery

Annex II 1 A (1) to (10)


The content of the EC Declaration of Conformity

Annex II 1 B


The Declaration of Incorporation of partly completed machinery

Annex II 1 B (1) to (8)


The content of the Declaration of Incorporation

Annex II 2



Custody of the EC Declaration of Conformity and the Declaration of Incorporation


CE marking

Annex III


The form of the CE marking


Categories of machinery

to which one of the procedures referred to in Article 12 (3) and (4) must be applied

Annex IV

§388 Categories of machinery that may be subject to one of the conformity assessment procedures involving a Notified Body


Indicative list of safety components referred to in Article 2 (c)

Annex V

                §389     Indicative list of safety components


Assembly instructions for partly completed machinery

Annex VI

                §390     Assembly instructions for partly completed machinery


Technical file for machinery - Relevant technical documentation for partly completed machinery

      Annex VII A                       §391     Technical file for machinery

      Annex VII A 1 (a) & (b)       §392     The content of the technical file

       Annex VII A 2 & 3              §393     Communication of the technical file

      Annex VII B                       §394     Relevant technical documentation for partly completed machinery


Assessment of conformity with internal checks on the manufacture of machinery

Annex VIII


Assessment of conformity with internal checks on the manufacture of the machinery


EC type-examination

Annex IX 1


EC type-examination

Annex IX 2


The application for an EC type-examination

Annex IX 3


The content of the EC type-examination

Annex IX 4 to 8


The EC type-examination certificate

Annex IX 9


Validity and review of the EC type-examination certificate


Full quality assurance

Annex X 1


Full quality assurance

Annex X 2.1


The application for assessment of a full quality assurance system

Annex X 2.2


The objectives and content of the full quality assurance system

Annex X 2.3


Assessment of the full quality assurance system

Annex X 2.4


Implementation and modification of the full quality assurance system

Annex X 3


Surveillance of the full quality assurance system

Annex X 4


Custody of the documentation, decisions and reports relating to the full quality assurance system


Minimum criteria to be taken into account by Member States for the notification of bodies

Annex XI                           §408

Specific guidance documents

Assessment of Notified Bodies


Safety fences as safety components under the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC


Classification of equipment used for lifting loads with lifting machinery


Emergency stop devices


Guards for drilling machines


Manually loaded trucks for the collection of household refuse incorporating a compression mechanism


Interchangeable equipment for lifting persons and equipment used with machinery designed for lifting goods for the purpose of lifting persons


[2] The following people have taken part in the work of the Editorial Group: Lennart Ahnström, Emilio

Borzelli, Robert Chudzik, Roberto Cianotti, John Colreavy, Mike Dodds, Cosette Dussaugey, Marcel

Dutrieux, Pascal Etienne, Ludwig Finkeldei, Gun Fridfelt, Mikael Holst, Tuiri Kerttula, Andreas Kühn, Thomas Kraus, Patrick Kurtz, Kevin Lane, Leila Martin, Wolfgang Lentsch, Göran Lundmark, Thomas Moessner, Anders Mortensen, Phil Papard, Boguslaw Piasecki, Marc Schulze, Katri Tytykoski, Roger Upfold, Wendy Van Aerschot, Gustaaf Vandegaer, Henk van Eeden, Richard Wilson, Jürg Zwicky.

[3] Phil Papard Consulting.

[4] The Commission representatives: Ian Fraser (until 2013), Felicia Stoica, Mario Gabrielli Cossellu.

[5] Corrections, comments and suggestions for improvement should be addressed to the functional e-mail box: