On 29 December 2009 the existing Machinery Directive will be replaced by a new Directive 2006/42/EC, which has important implications for companies building or importing machinery for use in the European Economic Area. Procter Machine Guarding is offering a free 'Guide to the New Machinery Directive' to help companies prepare for the new regime.
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.