The international guidelines ensure that there are globally harmonised quality standards within the industry. As of 29th December 2009, the manufacturers of complete and incomplete machines are guided by the health and safety requirements as per the new EC Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC. The basis for the Machinery Directive is made up of two new EU ordinances 764/2008 EC and 765/2008 EC.
These safety directives are first and foremost intended to protect employees from being injured by machines. Just like before the legislative reform, they stipulate that the manufacturer is responsible for circulating appropriately safe products, while on the other hand, the machine operator must also commit to various obligations.
The operator is thus responsible for resolving or, as far as possible, minimising risks to the operating staff when using the machine. This is why regular training about relevant protective measures for personnel is a legal requirement. It also helps to reduce liability risks resulting from possible accidents that machine operators could be exposed to following the purchase. This clarifies that the Machinery Directive does not just apply to the planning and design phases but also to operation and maintenance.
By only using new components authorised by the manufacturer and legislator as part of our product overhaul repairs we are helping you to ensure that repaired modules adhere to safety-related and legal requirements. This ensures that your maintenance work is completed safely and, that in accordance with the specified quality standards, there are no risks regarding the operating licence, health and safety and service life of your modules.