Guide to the New Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC sixth edition - November 2011
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Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC became applicable on 29 December 2009, superseding the Machinery Directive 98/37/EC.
While the two are broadly similar, there are significant differences that affect machine builders, those performing final assembly and CE marking of machinery, and those placing imported machinery on the market in the European Economic Area (EEA), Switzerland and Turkey.
This guide highlights differences between the new and old Directives and provides information that will aid compliance with the new requirements. However, it remains the reader’s responsibility to ensure compliance with the requirements of the Directive.