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The Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC


The aim of the training is to enable delegates to develop a greater understanding of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC and the associated standards that contribute to the design, build, maintenance and operation of machinery used within the European Economic Area.

By the end of the course, the participants will

  • be aware of the significant changes contained within the new Machinery Directive
  • determine which machinery falls under the requirements of the new Machinery Directive in order to ascertain how it applies to their plant and equipment
  • understand the administrative requirements for compliance to the new Directive, including an introduction to the principal standards to achieve compliance


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 need to be applied after December 29th 2009.

Topics include:

  • History and scope of the Machinery Directive
  • Comparison of the 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
  • Engineering Managers

Personnel responsible for acquiring or putting machinery into service including:

  • Purchasing Personnel
  • Project Engineers
  • Production Managers


A member of our services team

Corby, Northants

Order numbers 010016T
Duration 1 Day, 9.00 - 17.00
Maximum number of delegates 10
Price £275 per person plus VAT
Further informations
Dates and registration
On request

In-house Training

Order numbers 010016T
Duration 1 Day, 9.00 - 17.00
Maximum number of delegates 10 (dependant on facilities)
Price £275 per person per day plus travel expenses plus VAT
Further informations A minimum charge of 5 delegates is required, plus travel expenses and VAT. The price per person is as above.
Dates and registration
On request

Pilz Automation Ltd
Pilz House, Little Colliers Field
Corby, Northants, NN18 8TJ
United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 1536 460766
E-Mail: sales@pilz.co.uk