Machinery - Guidance Documents
Guide to application of Directive 2006/42/EC - 2nd Edition - June 2010
The 2nd Edition of the Guide to application of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC [3 MB] was endorsed by the Machinery Committee on 2 June 2010.
The Guide has been translated into the official languages of the EU. The translations have been checked by the authorities of the Member States, however only the English version has been checked by the Commission services. In case of doubt, the English version should be taken as the reference.
The translations can be found by clicking on the dotted box beside the English version. The German version is now complete.
These documents provide guidance on the application of the essential health and safety requirements relating to ergonomics in section 1.1.6 of Annex I to the Machinery Directive and the corresponding harmonised standards.
Equipment used for lifting persons [167 KB]
This document clarifies the status of two categories of equipment:
- interchangeable equipment assembled with lifting machinery for the purpose of lifting persons that is subject to Directive 2006/42/EC.
- equipment used for the purpose of lifting persons with machinery designed for lifting goods that is not subject to Directive 2006/42/EC.
This document gives an explanation of the term 'lifting accessory' as defined in Article 2 (d) of Directive 2006/42/EC. It shows examples of equipment considered as lifting accessories and examples of equipment used for lifting loads not considered as lifting accessories.
Manually loaded trucks for the collection of household refuse incorporating a compression mechanism [321 KB]
This document provides an interpretation of the term 'manually loaded' in relation to the scope of Annex IV 13 of Directive 2006/42/EC. It shows examples of machinery in the scope of Annex IV 13 and examples of machinery not in the scope of Annex IV 13.