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Directive 2006/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the CouncilShow full title

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) (Text with EEA relevance)

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Article 1Scope

1.This Directive applies to the following products:

(a)

machinery;

(b)

interchangeable equipment;

(c)

safety components;

(d)

lifting accessories;

(e)

chains, ropes and webbing;

(f)

removable mechanical transmission devices;

(g)

partly completed machinery.

2.The following are excluded from the scope of this Directive:

(a)

safety components intended to be used as spare parts to replace identical components and supplied by the manufacturer of the original machinery;

(b)

specific equipment for use in fairgrounds and/or amusement parks;

(c)

machinery specially designed or put into service for nuclear purposes which, in the event of failure, may result in an emission of radioactivity;

(d)

weapons, including firearms;

(e)

the following means of transport:

  • agricultural and forestry tractors for the risks covered by Directive 2003/37/EC, with the exclusion of machinery mounted on these vehicles,

  • motor vehicles and their trailers covered by Council Directive 70/156/EEC of 6 February 1970 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the type-approval of motor vehicles and their trailers(1), with the exclusion of machinery mounted on these vehicles,

  • vehicles covered by Directive 2002/24/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 March 2002 relating to the type-approval of two or three-wheel motor vehicles(2), with the exclusion of machinery mounted on these vehicles,

  • motor vehicles exclusively intended for competition, and

  • means of transport by air, on water and on rail networks with the exclusion of machinery mounted on these means of transport;

(f)

seagoing vessels and mobile offshore units and machinery installed on board such vessels and/or units;

(g)

machinery specially designed and constructed for military or police purposes;

(h)

machinery specially designed and constructed for research purposes for temporary use in laboratories;

(i)

mine winding gear;

(j)

machinery intended to move performers during artistic performances;

(k)

electrical and electronic products falling within the following areas, insofar as they are covered by Council Directive 73/23/EEC of 19 February 1973 on the harmonisation of the laws of Member States relating to electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits(3):

  • household appliances intended for domestic use,

  • audio and video equipment,

  • information technology equipment,

  • ordinary office machinery,

  • low-voltage switchgear and control gear,

  • electric motors;

(l)

the following types of high-voltage electrical equipment:

  • switch gear and control gear,

  • transformers.

(1)

OJ L 42, 23.2.1970, p. 1. Directive as last amended by Commission Directive 2006/28/EC (OJ L 65, 7.3.2006, p. 27).

(2)

OJ L 124, 9.5.2002, p. 1. Directive as last amended by Commission Directive 2005/30/EC (OJ L 106, 27.4.2005, p. 17).

(3)

OJ L 77, 26.3.1973, p. 29. Directive as amended by Directive 93/68/EEC (OJ L 220, 30.8.1993, p. 1).

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