Safety documentation of the machine and the partly completed machine

The technical file of the machine

The Machine Technical File is a set of documents that allows the manufacturer to demonstrate to the control authorities the conformity of the machine with the Essential Safety Requirements of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/CE.+

The Technical File constitutes the documentation of the CE marking and concerns the design, manufacture and operation of the machine. The language of the Technical Dossier must be one or more official languages of the European Community. The language of the Technical File must be one or more official languages of the European Community.

The content of the Technical File is given by the list of documents of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC Annex VII A. These include risk analysis, design documents, schematic drawings, calculations, tests, machine tests, inspections of purchased materials and production process control procedures. The Technical File shall not normally include detailed plans or any other information, unless knowledge of those plans and information is essential for the verification of compliance with the essential safety requirements.

From the date of manufacture of the machinery or the last unit produced in the case of mass production, the Technical File shall be available to the competent authorities of the Member States for at least 10 years. The Technical File must be available since failure to submit the technical file following a request from the competent authorities may constitute a sufficient reason to doubt the conformity of the machinery in question with the essential safety requirements and health protection.