Machinery Directive

The Machinery Directive, also commonly known as the Machinery 'Safety' Directive applies with a few notable exceptions to all machinery. Machinery is commonly defined as an assembly of linked parts or components, at least one of which moves, joined together for a specific application. It can also refer to an assembly of machines which, in order to achieve the same end, are arranged and controlled so that they function as an integral whole.Any machine has the potential to fall within the scope of the MSD and the vast majority of manufacturers of machinery sold or used within the European Union need to ensure that their products comply with its requirements. Manufacturers who do so can affix a valid CE Marking to their products to indicate conformity