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Machine Safety

How to get your machines safe and compliant to the new Machinery Regulation (EU) 2023/1230

How to get your machines safe and compliant to the new Machinery Regulation (EU) 2023/1230

Machine safety is a paramount concern in any industry as it ensures the safety of workers and assets and minimizes production downtime and liability risks. Most manufacturing sites comprise an array of different machinery assemblies, adding complexity to the process.

The EU addresses machine safety through comprehensive directives and regulations that set standards for manufacturers to follow. These directives outline requirements for design, manufacturing, and risk assessment of machinery to ensure compliance with safety standards. Additionally, the EU provides guidelines for conformity assessment procedures to enforce compliance and enhance machine safety across member states.

In June 2023 the Machinery Regulation (EU) 2023/1230 was introduced. The new regulation replaces the Machinery Directive (Directive 2006/42/EC) and has entered into force throughout all EU Member States. From January 2027 its application becomes mandatory, and the new requirements must be applied by all economic operators.

HOW TÜV SÜD CAN SUPPORT YOUR MACHINERY BUSINESS

TÜV SÜD is an EU Notified Body, authorised to evaluate Annex IV-Products for compliance with the EU Machinery Directive. Our multidisciplinary team of experts familiarises you with the new regulation for machine safety.
Our extensive modular range of in-house services for manufacturers provides end-to-end advisory services and a roadmap specifically tailored to your business, to gain access to the EU marketplace.

TÜV SÜDs service options according to legal requirements:

 

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