CE-Kennzeichnung nach Maschinenrichtlinie

CE Marking according to the machinery directive | Bureau Veritas

For users & manufacturers of machines

Within the European Union (EU), CE marking is mandatory for machines, systems and electronic devices. With a CE marking, the manufacturers of a machine declare that it has undergone the prescribed EU conformity assessment procedure and complies with all applicable European regulations.  The responsibility for the legally compliant execution of the conformity assessment procedure and the correct affixing of the CE mark lies with the manufacturer and, if applicable, the user himself. Bureau Veritas assists manufacturers and users of machinery with the entire conformity assessment procedure for CE marking, occupational health and safety, and helps them to do so:

  • Legally compliant application of the necessary CE marking
  • More safety for your machines & fewer industrial accidents
  • Avoidance of fines
  • Simple & fast implementation of the CE conformity process

WHEN IS A CE-MARKING REQUIRED?

The CE mark is a marking by which a manufacturer of a machine expresses that the machine complies with all applicable EC directives. A CE marking is not only required when a machine is first placed on the market and sold by the manufacturer (placing on the market), but also when the user of a machine makes substantial modifications to it, links it to other machines or constructs machines for his own use.

In the case of a substantial modification or a concatenation of several machines (Assembly of machines), the machine user legally becomes the manufacturer. This means that he must not only fulfil his obligations under the Ordinance on Accident Prevention (Safety – SR 832.30) and Ordinance 3 on the Labour Act (Health – SR 822.113), but also those of the Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC)(1)

(1) transposed into Swiss legislation by the Machinery ordinance (SR 819.14).

In the following cases, manufacturers and operators must aplly a CE Marking:

  • Placing on the market: Sale or first placing on the market
  • Construction of a machine for own use
  • Significant changes to machinery or equipment
  • Interlinking of several machines or plants (Assembly of machines)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON CE MARKING OF MACHINES

Users and manufacturers of machinery are confronted with a number of questions throughout the process of CE marking. In our FAQ we answer some of these questions and help you to get a better understanding of CE marking.

  • Who is responsible for CE marking of machines?
  • At what time is CE marking of machines required?
  • How does a conformity assessment procedure work?

 

 

 

 

 

WHEN IS A SIGNIFICANT CHANGE TO A MACHINE OR PLANT?

As soon as a significant change is made to a machine or plant, the machine user is no longer exclusively bound by the Ordinance on Accident Prevention (Safety – SR 832.30) and Ordinance 3 on the Labour Act (Health – SR 822.113) for the safe operation of work equipment, but is also responsible for compliance with the Machinery Directive. A significant change may be present if the user, for example, changes the design or intended use of the machine or increases the original performance.

If you are not sure, we can help you to assess when a significant change to a machine actually exists, and also with the testing and re-evaluation of your machine. Please send us your inquiry or call our customer service directly.

CE-CONSULTING ALONG THE ENTIRE LIFE CYCLE OF A MACHINE | FROM DESIGN TO CONVERSION

Throughout the entire life cycle of a machine, we support machine manufacturers, suppliers, machine integrators or operators with comprehensive CE consulting services and ensure that the conformity assessment procedure is uncomplicated and compliant with the law. Our services at a glance:

DESIGN PHASE | FOR MACHINE MANUFACTURERS

  • Review & assistance on the risk assessments according to ISO 12100
  • Calculation of performance level & failure rate according to ISO 13849
  • Conformity check according to MD 2006/42/EC
  • Review & assistance on the operating instructions
  • Testing of safety devices & safety-relevant electronic components
  • Electromagnetic compatibility test (EMC directive)
  • Testing according to the Low Voltage Directive
  • Testing of the explosion protection according to ATEX

COMMISSIONING | FOR MANUFACTURERS & OPERATORS OF MACHINES

  • Safety-related acceptance testing of safety devices & safety-relevant electronic components
  • Conformity check according to MD 2006/42/EC Training courses on the basics of the Industrial Safety Ordinance & Machinery Directive

OPERATION & MODIFICATION PHASE | FOR OPERATORS OF MACHINERY

  • Review & assistance on the risk assessments according to ISO 12100
  • Planning & evaluation of modifications, assemblies, new configurations or relocations of machines
  • Conformity check according to MD 2006/42/EC
  • Training on the basics of the Machinery Directive

CONFORMITY ASSESSMENT PROCEDURE FOR CE MARKING

Bureau Veritas supports you in the implementation of the EC conformity assessment procedure and all measures for the lawful use of the CE mark. With a structured approach, we ensure that you comply with all relevant EC directives as well as the requirements of the Ordinance on Accident Prevention (Safety – SR 832.30) and Ordinance 3 on the Labour Act (Health – SR 822.113) , avoid fines and reduce occupational accidents.

 

 

EASY AND SAFE CE-MARKING WITH BUREAU VERITAS

Bureau Veritas supports you in all matters relating to the Machinery Directive and CE marking. With our worldwide network of experts and our many years of expertise, we ensure a simple and safe path to CE marking. Your advantages at a glance:

  • FAST IMPLEMENTATION

    Save time through fast processing of the conformity assessment procedure, CE marking and the operational safety regulations

  • LONGSTANDING EXPERTISE

    Experienced teams of experts in all areas related to the Machinery Directive, from performance level calculations according to ISO 13849 to testing of explosion protection according to ATEX

  • LOWER LIABILITY RISK

    Avoid fines by fulfilling all necessary directives & regulations for the marketing & operation of machines

  • INTERNATIONAL NETWORK

    Do you operate machines at international locations? Through our global network we support you in the evaluation & CE marking of your machinery worldwide

EXPERTISE FOR EVERY INDUSTRY |
CE MARKINGS FOR YOUR MACHINES 

Depending on the industry, machines must meet different requirements. Depending on the design, size or application of the machine, very different sources of risk and danger can arise. Our experts offer the necessary specialist knowledge for each industry and support you in implementing the Machinery Directive in your company, or also in more occupational health and safety through, for example, an occupational safety specialist - among other things, we have know-how in the following industries:

  • Mechanical engineering
  • Automotive Industry
  • Energy supply
  • Chemical & Process Industry
  • Food industry
  • Pharmaceutical industry & medicine
  • Wind energy
  • Packaging industry
  • Logistics & Inventory Management
  • Process Engineering

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