A manufacturer can use the harmonized standards to comply with the essential requirements of the CE marking legislative acts and accordingly affix the CE marking. Most of this legislation also set requirements for the instructions for use.
Safety shoes are required where a serious injury to the foot may result from an employee's daily duties. Foot injuries may occur where there are rolling or falling objects, objects piercing the sole, or where feet are exposed to crushing risks.
Before placing a machine on the market and/or putting it into service, the technical file shall be available as indicated in Annex VII part A Technical file for machinery of Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC. In case of a partly completed machinery, part B of Annex VII indicates how the relevant technical documentation shall be compiled.
Series EN 71 is partially harmonised under Directive 2009/48/EC on the safety of toys. The compliance with the harmonised standard is legally required for all toys placed on the market of the European Union.
The harmonised standards are produced by the European Standardization Organizations CEN and CENELEC. Their use is on voluntary base but designing and manufacturing machinery to them is the way of demonstrating compliance with the essential health and safety requirements of the Machinery Directive.