on how to report noise emission in instruction manuals and other literature in accordance with Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC and Outdoor Noise Directive 2000/14/EC
This guide is for machinery manufacturers.
It addresses how to declare noise emission according to the requirements of the Machinery Directive (MD).
Guidance on the application of the MD to all other hazards, including the general requirements that also apply to noise, is available for all interested parties.
This guide also applies when the requirements of both the MD and the Noise Emission in the Environment by Equipment for Use Outdoors Directive 2000/14/EC (OND) apply.
This guide is to help you -as a manufacturer- meet your legal duties to report the noise generated by your machinery in the instruction manual and in the technical sales lietrature), as required by the MD (where the OND applies, the sound power reported is the guaranteed sound power level as determined according to the OND).
MD ADCO - Machinery Directive Administrative Co-operation Working Group