Testing (of Machines)

Pursuant to the Machinery Safety Regulation (Maschinen-Sicherheitsverordnung, MSV) of 2010, machinery listed in Annex Four of the Regulation have to be checked by a harmonised standards testing institution for compliance with the Essential Safety Requirements (Grundlegende Sicherheitsanforderungen, GSA). This test can be waived if the harmonised standards have been met or if a certified system of quality assurance exists in accordance with Annex Ten of the Machinery Safety Regulation of 2010. At any rate, the declaration of conformity may be issued only after the conformity assessment procedure has been correctly conducted and the CE marking affixed. Type testing may only be done by notified bodies.