Extensive quality assurance according to Annex X of DIR 2006/42/EC

Extensive quality assurance according to Annex X of DIR 2006/42/EC

Since the new Machine Directive 2006/42/EC has become effective, i.e. since 29th December 2009, two major amendments have become applicable concerning the conformity assessment procedure:

  • It is no longer necessary to store the technical documentation with a notified body as required in the old version of Machinery Directive 98/37/EC; the same applies to the submission and inspection of technical documents for their conformity with standard by a notified body.
  • The procedure of extensive quality assurance as described in Annex X of Machine Directive 2006/42/EC was newly added.

The following flow chart illustrates the conformity assessment process for machines:

We have a long-standing track record of experience when it comes to:

  • Assessing machine technology and its technical documentation
  • Auditing quality assurance systems
  • Defining requirements for the supply of machinery

We are accredited for the following categories of machinery as listed in Annex IV

  • Machinery for use in underground mining:
    - Locomotives and brake vans
    - Hydraulic longwall mining
  • Vehicle hoists
  • People lifters > 3m

We also support you in adapting your quality assurance system so that it meets the requirements of Annex X of Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.