Providing protection of personnel, equipment and operations
In order to sell equipment within the European (EU) market, compliance with Machinery Directive 2006/42/EU is a must. The directive was designed to ensure a level of safety in machinery and equipment placed on the market and covers a wide range of equipment including agricultural equipment, motor vehicles, electronic products, and more.
Various machinery safety directives affect manufacturers seeking to sell equipment throughout the world. Several of these include:
Not only should businesses concern themselves with compliance, these directives help ensure safety for personnel, equipment, and business functions, and provides a standard for continued maintenance and personnel safety training.
TÜV SÜD offers machinery safety consultancy services that cover comprehensive Machinery Risk Assessments. As part of the service we can provide advice and assistance with the following:
PUWER or the Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations require users of work equipment to carry out regular risk assessments which are documented and kept on file. The regulations require that all provided work equipment is suitable for its intended task and can be used without putting persons at risk. Laidler Associates can offer comprehensive machinery assessments against the requirements of the Provision of Use and Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) as well as a variety of training seminars on site or at the venue of your choice.
Comprehensive CE Marking service against the requirements of the Machinery Directive which can be tailored to individual company requirements. As part of our Machinery Directive services, our expert engineers can give you advice and assistance covering:
For both PUWER and CE Marking, the following applies: