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Safety requirements machinery

This information is provided by: Netherlands Enterprise Agency

If you build machinery in the Netherlands, it has to comply with the safety requirements referred to in the European Machinery DirectiveExternal link (Machinerichtlijn). This Directive imposes requirements on such aspects as:

  • design
  • materials used
  • lighting
  • operation
  • security
  • instructions for use
  • maintenance

Manual

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.

This information is provided by:

Netherlands Enterprise Agency