Interpretation of the Machinery Directive in order to support its uniform application
This page provides an interpretation of the individual items of the Machinery Directive by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales, BMAS) and the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin, BAuA).
BAuA is involved in the implementation of the Machinery Directive in the national committees. Our German Website provides the results, which are an interpretation of the individual aspects of the Machinery Directive. This interpretation is not legally binding. It supports a uniform application of the Directive.