Machinery and Installations

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.

Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC CE Marking

CE marking machinery directive

The CE mark for machinery indicates that your machinery is in compliance with the European product legislation. Without this marking, it remains unconfirmed that your product can be used safely and therefore cannot access the European market. Certification Experts can help you achieve full CE compliance so your machinery can enter the European market.

Challenges with machinery certification

Obtaining CE approval for machinery can be a complex process. This is because you, as a manufacturer, must confirm that your machinery meets the EU Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC. This directive lists all the essential health and safety requirements that must be met and demands that machinery suppliers should identify the hazards their equipment might contain, to then assess the risks they could pose to the users. On top of that, there are many exclusions, such as audio and video equipment, which do not fall under the EU Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC but more specific directives.

Guidance from start to finish

Our experts can determine whether the EU Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC is applicable to your machinery, and then guide you through the process of identifying and reducing the potential risks to as low a level as possible. When doing so, we follow the requirements as they have been laid out in the safety standards. For this reason, our team of experts will help you to obtain CE marking to ensure the compliance of your machine, thereby allowing you to access 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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Marc Schaerlaeckens Managing Director
Certification Experts made sure to consider every possible phase of CE marking processes, ranging from how to make the right design choices to composing a technical file.

Fette Compacting Belgium BV

Kris Schoeters Technical Sales Support & Project Management
The team at Certification Experts ensured a new way forward for the Fette Compacting team, wherein they ensured a higher level of safety for our operators.


Lars van ‘t Kruijs Managing Director
The team at Certification Experts provide excellent cooperation! They provide detailed explanations and think-along solutions.

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Kurt Spiegel Vice President of Engineering
Certification Experts has been our partner for over 10 years and the relationship is outstanding. They’ve completed CE Marking, UKCA Marking, and act as our Authorized Representative. The face-to-face meetings are really important and save us a lot of time!

Bondtech Corporation

Elsa Brown President
For more than 15 years, Bondtech has had the pleasure of being partnered with Certification Experts for CE marking for Europe and the UKCA for the UK. Their professionalism, rapid responses, and attention to detail impressed us. Their tailored guidance and meticulous review of our specifications ensured compliance with CE directives. In addition to conducting the conformity assessment process for us, they also act as our Authorised Representative. We recommend Certification Experts for their expertise and personalized service, which not only secured our certifications but also provided invaluable support.

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