CERTIFICATION OF PRODUCT – Machinery Directive – CE Marking

The 2006/42/EC Machinery Directive relates to the design, construction and marketing of machines and quasi-machines, interchangeable equipment, safety components, lifting accessories, removable mechanical transmission devices, chains, ropes and belts.

The Machinery Directive covers the following:

  • Distinguishes the categories of machinery that have a high potential hazard for the operator/user (Annex IV) from the other categories

  • Defines the essential safety requirements for machines (Annex I)

  • Depending on the type of machines, defines the processes for the manufacturers in order to draw a Declaration of Conformity and the CE marking

  • Constitutes a mandatory requirement for the free marketing of these products in the EU Member States.

Conformity Assessment

Manufacturers must supply a declaration of conformity and affix CE marking to machinery as assurance that the product satisfies the essential safety and health requirements of all relevant EC directives. In the case of partly completed machinery , the declaration of conformity and the CE marking are replaced by a declaration of incorporation and assembly instructions.

In the case of the machinery and safety components listed in Annex IV of the Machinery Directive (selected machinery with high risk potential), a body notified for such machinery/components must be involved in the conformity assessment if harmonised standards do not exist or are not used or it those standards do not cover all of the relevant health and safety requirements.

We at QVC can issue apart from the compulsory CE marking from Notified Body and a can also issue the Certificate of Conformity as a Certification Body.

What QVC can do ?

We at QVC in cooperation with it’s alliance partners in Europe provide Services in connection with Conformity Assessment Machinery Products. Services provided by QVC in connection with conformity assessment of Machinery Products to assist manufacturers to gain access to the EU market including:

  • Risk assessment
  • Product Safety Testing in the Accredited Testing Laboratory
  • Conformity assessment according to the Council Directive 2006/42/EU, laying down the technical requirements for Machinery Products
  • Review of Technical construction File (TCF) / Declaration of Conformity (DoC) as per the requirements of 2006/42/EU
  • Review of Test Reports as per the requirements of applicable harmonized EN Standards
  • Technical Inspections including witness of testing at manufacturer’s facility
  • Issue Certificate of Conformity and EC type examinations

Why QVC ?

QVC as a Certification Body involved in Certification & assessment is

  • Impartial
  • Having trained personnel having knowledge of requirements of assessments
  • Having adequate facilities or access to facilities like testing, documentation of regulation/standards needed to perform technical & administrative tasks
  • Maintaining confidentiality of the information gained during the assessment of a particular task
  • Involved in coordination activities organized by competent organizations

Your Benefits At A Glance

With our comprehensive solutions for explosion protection you can:

  • Ensure product safety and compliance with occupational health and safety requirements worldwide.
  • Reach full compliance and certification prior to product placement.
  • Gain competitive advantage and greater market access with certification marks from an international Notified Body.
  • Tools used for Easy Access of database, reducing waiting time for documents to be transferred between agencies through conventional methods.
  • Reduce risk of company liability with documented safety standards.
  • Benefit from our exclusive one-stop service, covering a wide range of international certification from a single source.
  • Count on our auditors & experts to ensure compliance with the European directive and national regulations Our solution