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EU Machinery Directive Essentials

  • Date(s)
    Thursday, 28 May 2020
  • Time(s)
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Venue
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
  • Fee

    Members: €345
    Non-Members: €425

    NOTE: You can only book online using credit or debit card details.  If your preferred method of payment is by invoice / purchase order / bank transfer / other, please contact the CPD Training Team on 01-6651305, or email to secure a place.

  • CPD Credit
    7 hours   C1

Course aim

To equip delegates with the knowledge of CE Marking for Machines and the relevant EU Directives.


This course will provide an overview of the legislative position on CE Marking of Machinery/Safety Components, including the Low Voltage and EMC Directives. It will also cover the technical and procedural aspects involved in Machinery Directive assessments, including testing requirements.

Learning objectives

On completing this course the participant will be able to:

  • Structure and implement a CE Marking Safety Strategy
  • Understand the technical requirements of the Machinery & related EU Directives
  • Understand the legislation with regard to Machinery & related EU Directives
  • Interpret compliance requirements/standards and implement them during design, development, manufacture, operation and maintenance of machinery


An overview of the EU legislative situation in relation to CE Marking

  • Legislative background
  • Directives v Standards
  • Applicable Directives
  • Relevance of Low Voltage and EMC Directives to Machinery Directive

The Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC requirements

  • The relevant provisions of the Directive
  • Conformity assessment –what you must do to demonstrate compliance
  • The Essential Health & Safety requirements explained

Electrical aspects of machine compliance

  • The detailed requirements entailed in EN60204-1: protection against electric shock, earth bonding, wiring, control circuits, testing etc

Complying with the Machinery Directive

  • Developing a Safety Strategy
  • Hazard ID and Risk Assessment (EN14121-1)
  • Risk Reduction/Mitigation
  • Safety related parts of control systems (EN13849-1)

Who should attend:

The target audience is staff from:

  • Manufacturers of machines and safety components who wish to gain an overview of the CE Marking requirements of these three directives
  • Companies importing production systems or machines who wish to ensure compliance prior to placing the equipment into service, and
  • Companies wishing to ensure that their installed plant and procedures conform to the relevant Health & safety legislation

Candidates can have an Engineering, Management or Health & Safety background.

Trainer’s profile

David McClean, MIEI, will present this course. David has over ten years' experience in the compliance engineering field. He has also over ten years' industrial experience in design and development for compliance. David is one of the most experienced Machinery Directive consultants in Ireland. He has carried out risk assessments on hundreds of machines including EMC and Electrical Safety.

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28 May 2020


“Great interaction and great presentation”

“Well delivered”

Mark White, DPS Engineering: “Very relevant”


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