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United Kingdom - Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008

Open the doors to the United Kingdom with UK CA certification of Machinery

‘Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008' for machinery and safety components is applicable to equipment with defined characteristics and functionalities, which are manufactured or sold and operated in the UK. The Regulations further cover interchangeable equipment (to be used with a machinery or tractor), lifting accessories, chains, ropes, webbings and removable mechanical transmission devices. The scope of the Regulations also includes ‘partly completed machinery’ (cannot in itself perform a function). ‘Schedule 2’ of the Regulations describes ‘Annexes to the Directive’. Annex I specifies mandatory ‘Essential health and safety requirements relating to the design and construction of machinery’. By means of a risk assessment, manufacturers or authorized representatives are required to determine the health and safety requirements applicable for their machinery, and take those into account during design & construction. Annex IV lists categories of machinery to which the procedure of a ‘EC-Type Examination’ (Schedule 2 / Annex IX) by a Notified Body must be applied. A third party ascertains and certifies that a representative model of a machinery satisfies the provisions of the Directive. Different requirements may apply in Northern Ireland. TUV Rheinland is a UK Approved Body for the ‘Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008’, and for a wide range of regulated machinery per Annex IV. Make use of our long-term experience in machinery testing and certification, e.g. by the 2006/42/EC Machinery Directive.

Detailed Information

Technical aspects Safety
Market surveillance Yes
Obligation Mandatory
Factory inspection No
Sample testing Yes

​5 years

Product Scope

Machinery (interchangeable equipment, safety components, lifting accessories, chains, ropes and webbing, removable mechanical transmission devices, partly completed machinery)

High Risk Machinery (Annex IV)

E.g. Woodworking, Presses, Injection Moulding, Vehicle Lifts, Detection the presence of persons, Logic units to ensure safety functions, ....

Normal Risk Machinery

E.g. Robot, AGV, Packaging, Metal Processing, 3D, Printing, SEMI, ......

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