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The following information is a summary of the requirements of the Directive.
 It is not an area in which we currently offer advice but you may find some useful information and links here.


This directive covers off-road mobile machinery. It covers all spark ignition engines and compression ignitions engines within a defined range. It is intended to cover all engines with mobile applications that are excluded from vehicle approval requirements including garden equipment, generators, welders, construction machinery, industrial trucks, fork lifts and mobile cranes.

To sell machines in a member state, the directive requires the engine to have type approval from that state’s approval authority, which, in the UK, is the Vehicle Certification Agency. This is the responsibility of the engine manufacturer. To gain type approval, engine tests carried out either by the manufacturer or an approved test house must be witnessed by the approval authority and the manufacturer must operate a quality assurance system checked by the approval authority. Furthermore the engine must be marked with the manufacturers name, engine type & family, individual engine identification number and type approval number. The manufacturer must compile a technical file.

There is a mutual recognition system in place for engines that comply under road vehicle or tractor type regulations but not with American emissions legislation. The penalty for failure to comply is up to £5,000, 3 months imprisonment and/or a complete recall and replacement of any faulty products.

Introduction to CE and UKCA Marking your Products

This course will guide you through the complete CE marking process, from design considerations and finding the right standards to completing all the necessary documentation.

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CE and UKCA Marking Machinery & Industrial Equipment

This course will give you an understanding of how to carry out machinery assessments, including finding and applying the relevant standards, and the documentation that must be provided.

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Machinery Risk Assessment Training

This course explains the role of standards in the risk assessment process, to enable designers and project managers to carry out the risk assessment in the most efficient way.

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Pressure Equipment Directive Training Course

This course provides an overview of the Pressure Equipment Directive, where you will learn who should take responsibility, how to find and apply standards, what documentation you need to produce.

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ATEX Compliance & Risk Assessment Course

This course will take you through the CE and Ex marking process in detail. You will gain an understanding of the requirements, including the various options for ensuring equipment is safe.

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CE & UKCA Marking Electrical Equipment Training Course

This course will explain who is responsible for CE marking, and what should be done to carry out the process correctly, as well as looking into the directives and standards involved.

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