This workshop is aimed at manufacturers of machinery who sell into the EU or into the US/Canadian market. You would be surprised at some of the similarities that are acceptable for both!
CE marking to the Machinery Directive
Implemented into UK law by the issue of the Supply of Machinery regulations, this Directive sets out the minimum safety requirements for placing machinery on the market. We look at how manufacturers can achieve compliance with this Directive by application of Standards as a presumption of conformity to the Essential Health and Safety Requirements in Annex I of the Machinery Directive.
Compliance doesn’t need to be complex. This free half day workshop demonstrates the basics required to prove your machinery is complaint and is ultimately safe for use before placing on the market. The Machinery Directive is also applicable to machinery manufactured in-house which will never be placed on the market but will be put into first use. This is a subject often overlooked when users of equipment build their own machines.
NRTL – Accessing the North American Market
For machinery entering the US and Canadian market there are two routes for entry. The first is certification that requires comprehensive testing and production monitoring to be carried out. The second route is field labelling following a Field Evaluation Survey for low volume numbers. The Field Evaluation Survey must be conducted by a NRTL (Nationally Recognised Testing Laboratory). Testing itself may only be done by NRTLs, TÜV SÜD has been an OSHA-authorised NRTL since 2001.
For all equipment leaving the UK for the US market, a pre-Field Evaluation Survey is vital to compare the difference between the EU requirements and the US/Canadian requirements. This allows for the required changes to be made before the item is shipped. A common standard applied for the US and Canadian market is NFPA79. This must be complied with for the electrical aspect of machinery and for the mechanical hazards, ISO standards can be applied.
Come along to our free half day workshop to learn more.
Dates: Wednesday 6th June
Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
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