Training in the Machinery Directive

Technical-management training course on the conformity of equipment
Training for personnel responsible for machine safety on the compliance requirements according to the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC and harmonized standards.

On-the-job training on the conformity of machinery

The purpose of our training in the Machinery Directive is to help the persons responsible for conformity of the equipment gain essential knowledge of the requirements of the Directive and harmonized product regulations. Familiarity with the directives and technical standards is fundamental not only for the design of the equipment, but also for the management and fulfillment of the essential health and safety requirements.

The training sessions can be held either online or in person according to the needs and number of participants.
The training program is carried out on-the-job, offering conceptual and operational assistance for the personnel during the entire process of restoring the conformity of the equipment on site according to the legislative requirements.

The program covers in detail the Machinery Directive and the applicable general product directives, harmonized standards and product directives, with the aim of training personnel according to a technical-management approach.

The training sessions are held by experts with many years of theoretical and practical experience in the application of directives such as the Machinery Directive, ATEX Directive and PED Directive, and involve the following modules:

1. Process relating to conformity of work equipment
2. The Machinery Directive and application to company equipment
3. Other product directives
4. Safety automation

The skills acquired can be used to immediately manage these issues within one’s organization. The participation is proved by the certificate of attendance signed by H-ON Consulting.



Directive 2006/42/EC is the version of the Machinery Directive currently in force; the first version was drafted in 1989 (Directive 89/392/EEC) and subsequently revised in 1998 (Directive 98/37/EC).

The main purposes of the Machinery Directive are as follows:

  • to harmonize the health and safety requirements applicable to machinery, based on a high level of health and safety protection
  • to guarantee the free movement of machinery within the European market.

The Machinery Directive provides the following definition of “machinery” in

Article 2 Point 1: “An assembly, fitted with or intended to be fitted with a drive system other than directly applied human or animal effort, consisting of linked parts or components, at least one of which moves, and which are joined together for a specific application”.

Every product placed on the market and subject to the Machinery Directive must be accompanied, for its entire useful life, by a CE Declaration of Conformity for machinery, issued by the manufacturer. Annex II of the Directive outlines the minimum contents that must be included in this document, both for​ machinery​ and for partly completed machinery​​.

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  • Specialists with over 20 years of operational experience
  • We can issue CE certification in the name of H-ON Consulting
  • Customization according to the schedule of the revamping project
  • Replicability of the method of analysis and management of all kinds of machinery in different countries
  • Use of state-of-the-art technological tools, such as DIV-CO and H-DOCS

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