Machinery Directive

The Machinery Directive 2006/42/CE is the reference legislation for all the machinery in the EU and it has the dual aim of harmonizing the health and safety requirements applicable to machinery on the basis of a high level of protection of health and safety, while ensuring the free circulation of machinery on the EU market.
The Machinery Directive 2006/42/CE has been applicable since 29th December 2009.


The official text of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/CE
Guide to application of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/CE – Edition 2.1 – July 2017
The member countries of the EU

EN ISO 13849 - Safety of machinery - Safety-related parts of control systems

INAIL - I sistemi di comando delle macchine secondo le norme EN ISO 13849-1 e EN ISO 13849-2
BGIA, Report 2/2008e
IFA, Sistema Cookbook 1 – 6


U&C n.4 aprile 2016 – Crane design: regulatory aspects
U&C n.9 october 2018 – How to calculate the structure of lifting equipment