recommendation for use - machinery directive 2006/42/EC

The « recommendation for use »

The Recommendation for Use sheets (RfUs) are elaborated either by the Vertical Groups (VGs) or by the Horizontal Committe (HC) of the European Co-ordination of Notified Bodies under Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC. In both cases the RfUs are approved by the HC and sent to the European Commission to be “endorsed” by the Machinery Working Group (MWG); when they are “endorsed” the RfUs are published on the Europa Website .The Machinery Working Group gathers together representatives from the European Commission, the Member States, the CEN/Cenelec (European organisations for standardisation), the Industry (Orgalime), the Notified Bodies, the users, etc. Consequently the RfUs are useful for all the stakeholders involved in the implementation of the Machinery Directive.

The initial and first objective of these RfU (when standardization was not so complete as it is now) was to help Notified bodies in their certification process of conformity of machines and to harmonize the practices of notified bodies that were doing the same kind of product certification.

If an accident happens, a judge will probably look for all the documents linked with the device on which the accident happened.

To illustrate, the RfUs process, RfUs CNB/M/11.045 and CNB/M11.052 have been approved  :

  • during the meeting of notified bodies that compose the VG11 the 17/10/2011
  • during the meeting  (Committe horizontal (HC)) of notified bodies that take place in Brussels the 13.12.2011 and then sent to the european commision in order to be 
  • "endorsed" by the Machinery Working Group (MWG) on 04/07/2012, and then the RfUs have been published.

 

NUMBER CNB/M/

REVISION (REV)

KEY WORDS

APPROVED BY VERTICAL GROUP OF NBS ON:

APPROVED BY HORIZONTAL COMMITTEE OF NBS ON:

ENDORSED BY MACHINERY WORKING GROUP ON:

11.035

08

Indication of a muted ESPE, colour of the mute indicator(s) of an ESPE

25/10/2010

14/12/2010

23/05/2011

11.036

07

Laser scanner, industrial truck

25/10/2010

14/12/2010

23/05/2011

11.042

04

THCD, non-mechanical actuating devices

25/10/2010

21/11/2005

20/04/2006

11.045

06

Logic units to ensure safety functions

17/10/2011

13/12/2011

04/07/2012

11.047

03

Using parts with wear-out in safety components

11/05/2010

15/06/2010

30/12/2010

11.049

03

Logic units to ensure safety functions / Environmental conditions

25/10/2010

14/12/2010

23/05/2011

11.050

02

Failure, electromechanical outputs

18/10/2011

13/12/2011

23/04/2012

11.051

02

Category 2

18/10/2011

13/12/2011

23/04/2012

11.052

02

Safety components, safety functions

18/10/2011

13/12/2011

23/04/2012

11.053

03

Manual reset function

10/05/2012

28/06/2012

17/01/2013

Pour ce qui est de la numérotation des fiches :
 

The RfU sheets are numbering with the following rules

  • The sheets prefixed with 00 are horizontal RFU and apply to all types of machinery listed in Annex IV of the Machinery Directive.
  • The sheets prefixed with 11 are vertical RFU, are related to safety components and are issued by Vertical group No. 11 of the notified bodies coordination.

The latest applicable version are available

  • horizontal RFU and
  • vertical RFU

The list of Vertical Groups VG :

VG1 Woodworking machines

VG2 Food processing machines in Annex IV
VG3 Presses for the cold working of metals
VG4 Injection or compression moulding machines
VG5 Machines for underground work
VG6 Refuse collection vehicles
VG7 Removable transmission shafts
VG8 Vehicles servicing lifts
VG9 Devices for lifting persons
VG 11 Safety components
VG 12 ROPS and FOPS
VG 13 Full quality assurance

see § 137 The coordination of Notified Bodies

List of recommendations for use 


Actual list of recommendantions for use

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Previous list for recommendations for use (non actual)


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