Routes to Machinery Directive conformity for ‘hazardous’ presses: EC type-examination vs full quality assurance

Directive 2006/42/EC on machinery sets out the vital worker- and user-safety requirements that machinery must meet before it can be sold in the European Union. In Annex IV, this directive lists various types of machinery that are considered hazardous and details a number of routes by which their manufacturers, or the customers that purchase and use them, can demonstrate their conformity with the directive. […]