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Machinery (MD)

Directive 2006/42/EC

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Machinery (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)
OJ No L 157, 9 June 2006

Regulation (EU) 2023/1230 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 June 2023 on machinery and repealing Directive 2006/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Council Directive 73/361/EEC [OJ L 165, 29 June 2023]


Regulation (EC) N° 596/2009 - adaptation to the regulatory procedure with scrutiny [OJ L 188, 18 July 2009]

Directive 2009/127/EC amending Directive 2006/42/EC with regard to machinery for pesticide application [OJ L 310, 25 November 2009]

Regulation (EU) N° 167/2013 on the approval and market surveillance of agricultural and forestry vehicles [OJ L 60, 2 March 2013]

Directive 2014/33/EU relating to lifts and safety components for lifts [OJ L 96, 29 March 2014]

Guide for application:

Guidance on CE marking for professionals

Guide to application of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC

European Commission contact point:

Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
GROW-MACHINERYatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (Email)
Webpage on machinery

For information about the content and availability of European standards, please contact the European Standardisation Organisations

Since 1 December 2018 the references of harmonised standards are published in, and withdrawn from the Official Journal of the European Union by means of 'Commission implementing decisions'.

The references published under Directive 2006/42/EC on Machinery are found in the Commission communication published in OJ C 092 of 9 March 2018 and in the Commission implementing decisions listed below. They need to be read together, taking into account that the later decisions may modify references published in the Communication. The summary list below gives a consolidated overview of all publications in the Official Journal.




Publications in the Official Journal

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2023/1586 of 26 July 2023 on harmonised standards for machinery drafted in support of Directive 2006/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, C/2023/4914 - OJ L 194, 2.8.2023, p. 45–133

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Summary list of titles and references of harmonised standards

The summary below consolidates the references of harmonised standards published by the Commission in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJ). It reproduces information already published in the L or C series of the OJ. It contains all references which, when the summary was generated, still provided a presumption of conformity together with references already withdrawn from the OJ.

The Commission services provide this summary for information purposes only. Although they take every possible precaution to ensure that the summary is updated regularly and is correct, errors may occur and the summary may not be complete at a certain point in time. The summary does not as such generate legal effects.