The Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC and lifts Directive 95/16/EC are within the scope of the 'new approach'. The major task of CEN's technical committees working in the machinery sector is the development of standards supporting the essential safety requirements of these directives.
News and Events
New Work Items (excel format)
Advisory Nucleus Machinery Safety (Sector Forum) semestrial meeting - 12 December 2012
Technical Bodies and activities
More than 50 technical bodies deal with the Machinery safety sector. The list is expanding regularly to include new areas
For information concerning all the CEN Technical Committees involved in the Machinery Safety sector, please refer to the Machinery Safety Work Programme.
Creation in November 2012 of the new CEN/TC - Project Committee 422 - Side curtains ventilation systems, with NEN secretariat.
European legislation and mandates
Mandates (pdf format)
Harmonised European Standards on
Useful links and documents
- Machinery terminological database in 35 different languages (Sept 2012) (excel format)
The purpose of this document is to provide a multilanguage database with the terms given by ISO 12100 :2010 (+ Definitions linked to those 57 terms)
The database is composed of the 57 terms defined by ISO 12100 in English, French and German, and the translation of these terms into 30 different languages, namely : Arabic, Bulgarian, Croatian, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian, Persian (or Farsi), Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish. Free columns are provided for Albanian and Macedonian. Any other language is of course welcome in the database. ISO 639-1:2002 is used for the identification of the languages.
Each national member body is invited to verify the corresponding cells in the following table, to correct them if necessary or insert the translation if available. If not validated by the national member bodies, translations will be identified as non official. A further column has been added to give a link to the corresponding definition provided by the ISO Concept Database (“ISO CDB link”).
- Table of correspondance '(EN) ISO 12100 (new) - (EN) ISO 12100- 1 and -2; (EN) ISO 14121-1' (pdf format)
- EC Guide to the Machinery Directive 2006/42 (2nd edition - June 2010) (pdf format)
- ILO code of practice on Safety and Health in the Use of Machinery (pdf format)
- AFNOR newsletter Securi-Norm - December 2012 (pdf format - FR)
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