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CE Marking services for Machinery according to the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC and Machinery Regulation (EU) 2023/1230
With over 25 years of expertise, our team guides you through the complete CE machinery certification process. This ensures your machinery and installations meet the necessary compliance standards for CE marking, allowing you to confidently sell onto the European market.
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CE certification machinery directive
A Conformité Européenne (CE) marking is a regulatory standard that verifies that products are safe for use and sale in the European Economic Area (EEA). The Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC is the directive that applies to machinery, lifting accessories such as slings and chains, and safety components. You can find all details on what is defined as machinery in Article 2 of the official Directive. This directive can be divided in different sections, among which two of the most prominent ones: the essential health and safety requirements (EHSRs) and administrative provisions.
The EHSRs is essentially the list of requirements your product needs to meet in order to obtain the correct product marking. The administrative provision part states that manufacturers need to get their products marked, must produce a technical file, and sign a Declaration of Conformity (DoC). Our team here at Certification Experts can help you achieve all of these requirements and support you in the full process of getting your machinery CE marked.
Who needs CE certification for machinery
The EU Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC applies to all products that are considered machinery or safety components. You can find the details on what is considered machinery Article 2 of the official Directive. This definition encompasses a very large range of products and includes equipment that you, as a manufacturer, might be using yourself. If you thus want to enter the European market, your machinery and installations must bear the CE mark for machinery.
Under the CE marking system, manufacturers have the responsibility for CE marking. As a result, the manufacturer must draw up the Declaration of Conformity (DoC) and take responsibility for attaching the CE mark to the product. Other economic operators such as an Importer, Authorised Representative (AR), Fulfilment service provider and Distributor, also have a responsibility to ensure that the CE marking is implemented correctly by the manufacturer.
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How to get CE certification for machinery
In order to attain the CE marking machinery, companies must ensure that their machinery is compliant with all applicable European directives and/or regulations and have the required technical documentation. This must be done in order to be able to enter the European market. The Machinery Directive also requires that a manual must be provided in an approved language for the country of sale. Additionally, all machinery requires an EC Declaration of Conformity (DoC).
European Union member states cannot restrict the market placement of products affixed with the CE marking without adequate evidence of non-compliance. Certification Experts offers guidance on cost and time efficiency regarding the process of machinery certification. We will take care of the following steps for you:
- Classification of relevant directives and regulations
- Selecting (harmonised) ce standards for machinery
- Describing the steps of the conformity assessment procedure
- Determining roles and responsibilities of the parties involved
- Risk assessment & Risk reduction
- Inspection based on Essential Health and Safety Requirements (EHSR)
- Assemble Technical File
- Provide information for machine plate
- Compile EC Declaration of Conformity (DoC)
For control systems, additional functional safety requirements need to be taken into account:
- Performance Level (PL) EN ISO 13849-1/2
- Safety Integrity Level (SIL) EN IEC 62061
CE marking for machinery by Certification Experts
Certification Experts has a team of experts with both knowledge and experience to carry out the conformity assessment procedure based on the current Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC, so your company can affix the CE marking. In the near future, our experts will also be able to be of service regarding the new machinery regulation. Furthermore, our experts can carry out the required; classification, Risk Assessment, inspection based on Essential Health and Safety Requirements (EHSR), compiling of the Technical File, check of the users information (labelling, packaging, manual, machine plate) and compiling of the EC Declaration of Conformity (DoC). Furthermore, Certification Experts can provide several CE marking Machinery Directive training programs and conduct the Performance Level (PL) EN ISO 13849-1/2 and Safety Integrity Level (SIL) EN IEC 6206. Get your free quote here.
Certification Experts offer a range of services beyond CE marking for machinery. Some of the services they might provide include:
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Route to Compliance / ClassificationFor every market, Certification Experts can provide a practical compliance roadmap. This will ensure your access to any chosen market in the most time and cost-efficient way. This service can entail a classification of relevant Product Safety Regulations, an assessment of the product, an analyze of the design, a verification of the used components, materials and a determination of the potential risks associated with its use.
Engineering ReviewQualified engineers or experts of Certification Experts can carry out systematic examination of a product, system, process, design, or project, during the development phase. The purpose of an engineering review is to assess various aspects of the subject matter to ensure its functionality, safety, compliance with regulations, quality, and overall performance.
CE MarkingThe CE mark serves as proof that a product complies with European product regulations. It’s a mandatory requirement for manufacturers whose products fall under applicable CE directives and regulations before they can enter the European market. Additionally, other parties like importers, distributors, and authorized representatives have their roles in ensuring that products bear the CE mark. Obtaining CE marking can be a complex and time-consuming endeavor. It involves understanding regulatory requirements, accessing the necessary testing facilities, and managing time effectively. Our team of CE mark consultants is here to support you throughout this process. We’ll guide you, conduct the required testing, and simplify the path to obtaining CE marking for your products. As your dedicated compliance partner, we aim to streamline this often intricate procedure.
Declaration of ConformityA Declaration of Conformity (DoC) is an official document in which the manufacturer declares that their product is in compliance with the essential requirements of the applicable European CE Directives and/or Regulations. Certification Experts has both the knowledge and international experience to help you draw up a suitable EU Declaration of Conformity for your product, thereby ensuring that your product is safe and will be able to enter the market.
Technical FileA Technical File contains relevant information that should demonstrate that your product complies with the essential requirements as stated in the relevant directives and/or regulations. It is a mandatory component of demonstrating the conformity of your product. As your full-service compliance partner, Certification Experts can assist you in gathering all necessary information and preparing and composing the Technical File.
Risk Assessment ISO 12100Carrying out a risk assessment is required according to the Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC). If you are unsure on how to carry out a risk assessment, Certification Experts supports you and provides full guidance.
Inspection/Safety AssessmentCertification Experts offer to carry out inspections/safety assessments based on European Product Legislation (CE Marking) to guarantee that products meet the necessary safety and quality standards for sale within the European market. Non-compliance can result in significant legal consequences, including product recalls, fines, and reputational damage. Therefore, it’s crucial for manufacturers to have a thorough understanding of the relevant directives and regulations, and to adhere to them to ensure compliance for their products.
Authorised RepresentationAR Experts (part of Certification Experts) can act as an authorised representative on behalf of your organisation and ensures that the products being sold on the EU and/or UK market comply with the applicable product compliance legislations. This concerns products that are sold either directly, via e-commerce (online), or through a fulfilment service provider. We operate in various sectors, such as Machinery, Electronics, Medical Devices, Consumer Product, Toys, Personal Protective Equipment, Boats and more.
Training MachineryCertification Experts provides training for CE marking your machinery or installation, ensuring safe entry into the EU market.
Functional SafetyFunctional safety services play a critical role in minimizing risks associated with complex systems, particularly those involving human safety. They ensure that products and systems operate reliably, even in the presence of faults or failures, by employing a combination of engineering techniques, thorough testing, and adherence to safety standards. Certification Experts provides guidance, evaluation, training, and certification services to ensure that your control systems comply with the required safety standards according to EN-ISO 13849 and the Performance Level concept.
Performance Level (PL)Performance Level (PL) services involve assessing and ensuring the safety of systems by determining and achieving specific risk reduction levels defined by safety standards. These services cover risk assessment, design, analysis, testing, and certification to meet required performance levels. Certification Experts can assist companies in implementing and meeting these requirements according to the EN-ISO 13849 standard.
Safety Intergrity Level (SIL)Safety Integrity Level (SIL) is a concept used in functional safety standards like IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 to indicate the effectiveness of safety functions in reducing the risk of hazardous events. Certification Experts can support companies in implementing and complying with the Safety Integrity Level (SIL) standards, which are used for assessing and ensuring the safety of instrumental systems used in process industries. Our services involve activities aimed at assessing, designing, and verifying safety functions to meet the specified SIL requirements:
Lockout-Tagout-Tryout (LOTOTO)LOTOTO ensures compliance with safety standards and prevents accidents. Certification Experts can assist companies in implementing and complying with the Lockout-Tagout (LOTO) process, also known as Lockout-Tagout-Tryout (LOTOTO). Our focus is on safe equipment maintenance and our services involve clear procedures, using locks and tags to prevent accidental activation, documenting steps, training workers, and verifying isolation. Herein, we will conduct a baseline assessment regarding LOTOTO
Working Equipment DirectiveWorking Equipment Directive Services help businesses comply with EU regulations for machinery and equipment safety. These services include risk assessment, safety measures, training, maintenance, and documentation to ensure a safe workplace and legal compliance. Certification Experts will ensure Workplace Equipment compliance as we specialise in helping businesses meet the requirements of this directive, ensuring the safety of your workplace equipment.
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