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The New Machinery Directive 2006/42/EG

This course is run by Pilz European subsidiaries only.


The aim of the training is to enable delegates to develop a greater understanding of the Machinery Directive and the associated standards that contribute to the design, build, maintenance and operation of machinery used within the European Economic Area.


This training will provide an insight on how machine manufacturers and end users are affected by the changes of the new directive and describes the compliance processes and new standards which were applied after December 29th 2009.

Topics include:

  • History and scope of the Machinery Directive
  • Comparison of new and old Machinery Directive
  • Definition and scope of machinery subject to the new directive
  • Administrative and Assessment procedures to achieve compliance
  • Essential Health and Safety Requirements
  • Harmonised standards under the New Machinery Directive

Target group

Technical Personnel responsible for ensuring
machinery compliance including Machine Designers, Maintenance Personnel, Health and Safety Managers and Engineering Managers. Personnel  Responsible for acquiring or putting machinery into service including Purchasing Personnel, Project Engineers and Production Managers.

Your benefits

  • Profit from understanding the Machinery Directive
  • Gain from a clear understanding of the obligations on Machine  Builders, integrators and designers under the directive
  • Grow your knowledge of the essential safety requirements applicable to machinery in use in Europe
  • Profit from Pilz know-how on the practical application of the directive


Download pdf: Training Manual Machinery Directive 2006/42/EG

Head office

Pilz Australia Safe Automation
Unit 1, 12-14 Miles Street
Mulgrave, Melbourne, Victoria 3170

Telephone: +61 3 9560 0621


Telephone: 03 9560 0621