EGMF’s general statements on the evaluation of the Machinery Directive

EGMF’s general statements on the evaluation of the Machinery Directive

EGMF submitted a first position paper on the evaluation of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC in early April, to the European Commission and the consultant in charge of the evaluation study. The paper points out that the main benefits of the Machinery Directive, especially the essential health and safety requirements, harmonised standards and self-certification, should be preserved and upheld during the evaluation process. At the same time, the review of the Machinery Directive opens up an opportunity to identify areas where the Directive can be improved or adapted to accommodate modern means of communication. In other words, the Directive should permit the use of electronic means such as the manufacturer’s website, to provide relevant documentation (instructions manual and Declaration of Conformity).
The full text of the position paper is available here.