If you build machinery in the Netherlands, it has to comply with the safety requirements referred to in the European Machinery Directive (Machinerichtlijn). This Directive imposes requirements on such aspects as:
- materials used
- instructions for use
- maintenance of machinery
If you manufacture machines, electrical appliances or electrical material or import such products into the EU, you must enclose a user manual with the products. The requirements which the manual must fulfil differ according to product type. For machines governed by the Machinery Directive, for example, you must provide a manual in the language of the country in which you market the product.