CE Certificate , the European Union and Turkey developed in the framework of technical harmonization and compliance is an indication that the product produced has the basic minimum safety levels. This mark is not related to quality assurance such as ISO 9001 and so on. The CE Certificate is a sign indicating that the product meets the minimum safety requirements in terms of human health, life and property safety, animal, plant life and environment as well as the protection of the consumer.

For many products, CE Mark / Mark is a brand that can be printed with the company seeing itself as sufficient. Nevertheless, it is a great risk that all people do not carry out the product tests, prepare the technical files, do CE marking without taking the opinion of an expert.

As a result, because of the problems that may occur in their products, companies may have to face the penalties they cannot afford.

Information such as the basic conditions that the machinery must meet and the minimum safety conditions that the machine must have are specified in the directive 2006/42 / AT published by the EU Council. In addition, the machines are also covered by the Electromagnetic Compatibility Regulation and the Low Voltage Directive.

All machines must comply with the rules specified in these Regulations. In order to shed light on how the basic conditions and safety conditions stated in the regulations are provided, the documents issued by the Council of the EU shall be issued by the organizations. These documents are called “Standard Bu. Design and production in accordance with the standards shall ensure that the produced machine complies with the requirements of the Regulation. 
EN Standards are prepared by European Standard Organizations such as CEN, CENELEC, EIC and ETSI. 
These standards are converted into the National Standard by the member countries. In short, they become Harmonized Standard.

For example; 
IEC 60204-1, ISO 12100: 2010

EN 60204-1, EN ISO 12100: 2010

TS EN 60204-1, TS EN ISO 12100: 2010


The EN Standards for Safety are evaluated in three groups as A, B, C Type Standards;

  • A-General Safety Standards
  • B-Risk Groups Standards
  • Standards for C-Products


Type A Standards determine the basic design principles and basic rules that apply to all machines. While implementing these standards only provides a basic framework for the correct implementation of the Machinery Safety Regulation, the application of this by itself is not sufficient for the relevant basic health and safety rules.

For example:

  • TS EN ISO 12100: 2010 Safety in machines – General principles for design – Risk assessment and risk reduction

The provisions of this standard apply to all machines.


B-type standards are machine safety standards used in a wide range of machine categories. Type B Standards are sufficient to meet the essential requirements of the Machinery Safety Regulation for most machinery and product groups.

Type B Standards Standards that provide the way security is provided. Applies only to machines with associated risk.

For example:

  • Safety in machinery – Safety-related parts of control systems – Part 1: General principles for design


Type C Stnadders are special products applied for products. C type Standards may refer to standards type A and type B. Detailed safety standards for a specific machine or machine group.

For example:

TS EN ISO 11111-2 Textile machinery – Safety rules – Part 2: Spinning and spinning machines