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Machinery safety:

TÜV Austria is an accredited testing body for testing machinery, machinery components, technical devices and products. Our employees' competence is based on our participation in numerous international working groups, therefore we are always familiar with the latest standards and the State of the Art. Our experts render advisory assistance in all safety-technical fields, a service our customers highly appreciate and often ask for.


As a notified body in Brussels (notified body no. 0408) TÜV Austria tests machines with regard to the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EG. Every year around 50 construction type approvals, 250 CE conformity inspections, 550 surveys and risk analysis tests are carried out.


Scope of Services:


Advisory Services
>>safety-technical assistance with regard to the Machinery Directive (CE conformity)
>>safety-technical coaching in the field of machines and other installations according to the Machinery Directive

Functional Tests and Examinations
>>tests and examinations with regard to the Machinery Directive
>>tests and examinations of machinery controls
>>testing of product safety according to regulations for avoiding accidents or to consumers' specifications
>>tests with regard to working safety according to regulations on protection during work
>>acceptance tests of industrial machines according to the Austrian law ASchG
>>testing modifications of machinery according to the Austrian law ASchG
>>testing combinations of machinery according to the Austrian law ASchG

CE Conformity Assessment Procedures
>>CE conformity assessment according to Machinery Directive 2006/42/EG (previously 98/37/EC)
>>checking of technical documentation
>>risk analyses (danger analysis) according to Machinery Directive 2006/42/EG (previously 98/37/EC)

EC type examinations according to Machinery Directive 2006/42/EG (previously 98/37/EC) as a notified body (no. 0408)
 

Deposit of technical documentation: according to Machinery Directive 2006/42/EG (previously 98/37/EC), Art. 8.2.c,
first paragraph (deposit of technical documentation of machinery subject to type examination and built in accordance with a harmonized standard)
 

The main advantages for our customers are:
>>All tests are carried out by one partner.
>>impartial and independent assessment
>>TÜV tests have a publicity effect (TÜV-mark)
>>TÜV Austria is not interested in repairs or in selling spare parts.
>>Testing the safety of installations results in higher operational safety.
>>fulfillment of the compulsory testing requirement according to the Austrian law "ASchG"
>>proof of meeting the duty of care (keeping to laws, such as the Austrian Electro-technology Law, etc.) to authorities and in case of damage
>>TÜV tests are highly recognized among authorities.
>>TÜV Austria is a strong partner in all safety-relevant questions.
>>TÜV Austria's experts have a liability insurance
>>Additional services can be offered and carried out by only one partner (e.g. workplace evaluation, technical safety engineers, examination of machinery safety, etc.)