European Law Machine Manufacturing

Implementation in Austrian Law

Directives are indirect European legal instruments, subject to national adoption by member states. Provided a machine complies with these national regulations, it may freely be put on the entire European market.

Even when you design and construct a machine for exclusive use in your own factories, it must still comply with essential safety requirements, as documented in a Technical File and asserted by your resp. EC Declaration of Conformity.

As an exception to other directives, Annex I to MD puts forth many obligatory details, albeit in language far from everyday use. Nevertheless I recommend these few pages to each designer as an introduction to the subject. The same may be said for ATEX and Pressure Equipment Directives.

Unfortunately all other directives listed below contain nothing but a few general safety targets, from which no hint whatsoever can be obtained towards practical implementation. Resp. standards must be consulted for guidance.

Machinery Directive – MD

Directive 2006/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2006 on machinery, and amending Directive 95/16/EC (recast)

MSV 2010

Ver­ordnung des Bundes­ministers für Wirt­schaft und Arbeit über die Sicher­heit von Maschinen und von Sicherheits­bau­teilen für Maschinen (Maschinen-Sicher­heits­verordnung 2010 – MSV 2010)

Low Voltage Directive

Directive 2014/35/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits

NSpGV

Verordnung des Bundes­ministers für Wissen­schaft, Forschung und Wirt­schaft über elektrische Betriebs­mittel zur Verwendung inner­halb bestimmter Spannungs­grenzen (Nieder­spannungs­geräte­ver­ordnung 2015 – NspGV 2015)

EMC Directive

Directive 2014/30/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to electromagnetic compatibility (recast)

EMVV 2015

Ver­ordnung des Bundes­ministers für Wissen­schaft , Forschung und Wirt­schaft über elektro­magnetsiche Ver­träglich­keit (Elektro­magnetische Ver­träglich­keitsv­erordnung 2015 – EMVV 2015)

Radio Equipment Directive – RED

irective 2014/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of radio equipment and repealing Directive 1999/5/EC

FMaG 2016

Bundes­gesetz über die Markt­über­wachung von Funk­anlagen (Funk­anlagen-Markt­über­wachungs-Gesetz – FMaG 2016)

ATEX Directive

Directive 2014/34/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres (recast)

ExSV 2015

Ver­ordnung des Bundes­ministers für Wissen­schaft, Forschung und Wirt­schaft über Geräte und Schutz­systeme zur bestimmungs­gemäßen Ver­wendung in explosions­gefährdeten Bereichen (Explosions­schutzver­ordnung 2015 – ExSV 2015)

Pressure Euipment Directive – PED

Directive 2014/68/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of pressure equipment

DGVO

Verord­nung des Bundes­ministers für Wissen­schaft, Forschung und Wirt­schaft über Druck­geräte (Druck­geräte­verordnung - DGVO)

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