Machinery Directive UK

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The New Machinery Directive: Ensuring Machinery Safety In The UK

Explore the Garage Equipment Association (GEA) New Machinery Safety and stay ahead of industry regulations. The New Machinery Directive, in accordance with the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC, is a crucial regulation governing machinery direction in the United Kingdom and Europe.

Ensure your compliance with this direction to guarantee the safety and quality of your machinery. At GEA, we provide expert guidance on implementing the New Machinery Safety 2006/42/EC, keeping you informed and up-to-date with the latest machinery regulations.

The Machinery Directive UK, aligned with the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC, is a pivotal regulation that has a significant impact on machinery safety standards in the United Kingdom and Europe. GEA is here to guide you through the intricacies of this direction, ensuring that you understand its importance and how to comply with it effectively.

New Machinery Directive
New Machinery Directive

Implementing New Machinery Safety 2006/42/EC In The United Kingdom:

The Machinery Directive UK 2006/42/EC is a set of regulations put forth by the European Union to govern machinery safety within its member states. As the United Kingdom was a part of the EU when these regulations were introduced, they still apply in the UK, even after Brexit. To ensure machinery safety and compliance with the law, it’s crucial for businesses and individuals dealing with machinery to understand and implement the New Machinery Safety.


Why Did The European Union Adopt a Regulation For Machinery?

The European Union adopted the Machinery Safety 2006/42/EC to establish a unified set of safety standards for machinery across its member states. The goal is to enhance machinery safety, reduce the risk of accidents, and facilitate the free movement of machinery within the EU market.

By harmonizing regulations, the EU aims to ensure that machinery manufacturers, importers, and users adhere to a common set of safety requirements, thereby creating a safer and more competitive market.

Which Vehicles Are Covered By The Machinery Safety?

The Machinery Safety covers a wide range of products, including industrial machinery, mobile machinery, and consumer products with integrated machinery components. This direction applies to any machinery’s that could pose a risk to the health and safety of individuals when used. Whether you are a manufacturer, importer, or user of machinerys, understanding which products fall under the Machinery Safety is crucial for compliance.

Which Products Are Exempted From The Machinery Directive?

While the Machinery Safety applies to many types of machinery, there are certain exemptions. These include machinery’s designed for specific purposes, such as military equipment or machines for research purposes, as well as machinery already regulated by other directions. Understanding these exemptions is vital for businesses to ensure they are in full compliance with the law.