The new Machinery Directive – Changes introduced by the revision
The new Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC) will finally come into force on 29 December 2009. It introduces new obligations and changes by comparison with the consolidated Directive 98/37/EC which the stakeholders must acquire. This new brochure – which is the result of work carried out by the KAN, ETUI-REHS and several European experts, and for which Eurogip co-financed publication of the French version – should help them. It underlines the differences between the 1998 document and the 2006 document, devoting special attention to Annex I concerning essential health and safety requirements.