Machinery CE Marking, UKCA Marking and PUWER

Our Offer to you:

We will help you with:

  • deciding whether and how the Machinery Directive and work equipment regulations apply to your products
  • finding the best standards and providing risk assessment checklists and other materials
  • carrying out risk assessments according to general and product-specific standards
  • compliance inspections and design reviews
  • assessing electrical safety according to EN60204-1
  • technical assessment of electromagnetic compatibility to limit testing
  • assessing functional safety to EN ISO 13849.
  • practical solutions to achieve compliance
  • managing compliance projects
  • completing declarations of conformity and incorporation
  • deciding what to include and compiling technical files
  • representing machinery as the responsible economic operator in the EU and UK through our sister company Authorised Rep Compliance Ltd.


The Machinery Directive sets out a single set of rules that machinery must comply with to be placed on the market, used and moved freely in the EU. It continues to apply in the Great Britain because the EU Withdrawal Act retained The Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008 as UK domestic legislation when the UK left the EU.
The Machinery Directive is the largest CE marking directive in terms of the number of types, variety and value of products, as well as the number of manufacturers affected.


The scope includes nearly all machinery with powered moving parts as well as lifting equipment, machinery accessories and safety-related components.


Before placing products on the market, manufacturers must:

  • ensure they meet the directive’s Essential Health and Safety Requirements
  • compile and keep a technical file demonstrating compliance
  • issue an EU or UK Declaration of Conformity.
  • apply the CE conformity marking (or UKCA marking in Great Britain)

The Essential Requirements of the Machinery Directive set out the general rules for manufacturers to risk assess products and to reduce risks to an acceptable level. Harmonised standards describe in detail how to apply the essential requirements to different products, risks and protective measures.


After it is put into service, machinery and other equipment in workplaces must comply with the Use of Work Equipment Directive 2009/104/EU. This directive is closely related to the machinery and other CE marking directives and uses their essential requirements as the safety benchmark for machinery in service. It is more commonly known by the name of implementing regulations in European countries such as The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) in the UK.