Element Materials Technology helps companies achieve compliance with the Machinery Safety Directive. 

Element is the ideal partner to help machinery device manufacturers, importers and distributors prove compliance through safety testing with the Machinery Safety Directive. Machinery products also require assessment to the Low Voltage Directive which is an additional requirement when considering the full compliance. 

What do we test? 

A machine is defined as an assembly that is fitted with a drive system, consisting of linked parts/components that are joined together for a specific application. 

  • The following are also included under the MSD:
  • Interchangeable equipment
  • Safety components
  • Lifting accessories
  • Chains, ropes and webbing
  • Removable mechanical transmission devices
  • Partly completed machinery

We work with manufacturers, importers, distributors and authorized representatives of machinery device products from the early design stage by offering our Early Stage Qualification (ESQ®) service which considers the complex nature of gaining CE Marking and ascertaining correct risk assessments. Element helps companies design products that take into account the many different safety requirements. Our ESQ expertise from testing thousands of different products every year, and our industry leading certification and approvals experience, provides manufacturers with the ability to remove both cost and risk out of the design process. 

Element is UKAS accredited to BS EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005, a Notified Body for the Low voltage Directive as well as the Machinery, EMC, R&TTE and ATEX Directives. We are also a National Certification Body (NCB) and Certification Body Test Laboratory (CBTL) under the IECEE CB Scheme. We are able to offer a huge range of testing and certification services that help our clients gain easy access to international markets. 

This makes Element a great choice of Safety Testing partner for companies with electrical products wishing to gain access to markets in Europe and around the globe.