Notes on the Machine Directive

European Machine Directive 2006/42/EC

Furniture with SERVO-DRIVE for AVENTOS is not subject to the provisions of the Machine Directive 2006/42/EC if used domestically.

The machine directive applies to office-based and professional use and is applicable to all machinery placed on the market in the European Economic Area (EEA) + Switzerland + Turkey.

The standards and/or guidelines of other countries are met by TÜV certification.

What do you do if the machine directive is applicable?

As a furniture manufacturer you are required to

  • carry out a risk assessment of the furniture

  • compile and file technical documentation

  • complete and sign a Declaration of Conformity

  • place the CE marking on the furniture (complete and attach rating plate)

  • give the operating instructions and a copy of the Declaration of Conformity to your customers in their national language.

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