On the 20th of July 2017, the Edition 2.1 (update of the 2nd Edition) of the Guide to application of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC has been publically made available on the Europa website for machinery sector and is available here: Edition 2.1 of the MD Guide_FINAL – July 2017.


Please note that this Guide is available only in English until now but further French and German versions should be available soon.


Please note that the Machinery Guide is a living document subject to regular updates suggested by Member States and stakeholders (that should be approved then by the EC Machinery Working Group).