Machinery for incorporation
We have provided some useful information on the Machinery Directive. See below to find out more.
 

Machinery for incorporation

Machinery for incorporation

The Machinery Directive recognises that in some instances manufacturers need to supply partly-completed machinery that cannot be CE marked because it is not safe to use unless someone else ensures that some of the Essential Health and Safety Requirements (EHSRs) of the directive are met. An example is a robot that is partly completed because it cannot perform a function until someone has added an end-effector and is unsafe until someone ensures that it is adequately guarded.
Such machinery may be supplied without a CE mark and with a Declaration of Incorporation (DoI) – it has to follow a similar compliance route to a completed machine, but without the CE marking step:
1. Identify which Directives apply to your product.
2. Ensure that the relevant Essential Requirements of these directives have been met in full.
3. Identify an appropriate method of conformity assessment and fulfil it (this may involve work by a Notified Body).
4. Draw up the required Technical File and documentation.
5. Prepare a Declaration of Incorporation.
If a partly-completed machine is supplied with a DoI, someone somewhere will always have to perform a manufacturer’s duty of incorporating the machine into finished machinery ensuring that compliance is achieved, preparing a Declaration of Conformity and affixing a CE mark.
Partly-completed machinery will have a Technical File containing the evidence of compliance, manuals and instructions for safe incorporation. The DoI will identify the EHSRs that have been met. Contact us to find out more.

 
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