Procter Machine Guarding is offering a free Guide to the New Machinery Directive to help companies prepare for the new regime, which comes into force on 29 December 2009, when the existing Machinery Directive is replaced by a new Directive 2006/42/EC. The change has important implications for companies building or importing machinery for use in the European Economic Area.
Although the main thrust of the new Directive is simplification and clarification - especially with regard to relationships with other Directives - there are other changes that will have a significant impact.
In this third amendment of the Machinery Directive, alterations have been made in respect of the scope, partly-completed machinery, fixed guards, conformity assessment procedures, enforcement and other areas.
The Guide to the New Machinery Directive examines the changes in detail and discusses the implications. To order a free PDF copy of this publication, go to the Free Downloads section of the company's website.