Everything you need to know to CE Mark your machinery, to sell it in Europe.
This training course covers the Machinery Directive, the Declaration of Conformity, the CE Mark, and the harmonized standards that you will
need to meet to properly CE Mark your machine.
There are about 25 Directives requiring CE marking, which cover most conusmer and industrial products sold in Europe. For machinery
manufacturers, the most applicable directive that they need to adhere to is:
The Machinery Directive 2006/42/ECC
At the completion of this course, you will understand everything necessary to CE mark your machinery, so that it can be properly sold in
What is the CE marking process?
CE marking of a machine is the final stage of the conformity assessment process as specified in the EU's Machinery Directive.
The conformity assessment process includes:
a risk assessment of the machinery throughout its lifecycle
meeting safety objectives by design and manufacture
using best practice to ensure the safety for the machine
collecting and retaining information about the design, testing and construction process and the means by which the machine complies
with the essential requirements of all relevant product safety Directives in a technical file which must be kept for at least 10 years.
declaring the machine's conformity with all relevant product safety law by means of a document (the Declaration of Conformity), which
must accompany the machine to the end user
and the preparation and provision of comprehensive Operator's Manual, in the language of the end user.