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General Introduction on Directives
The Council of the European Union has issued a series of Directives intended to ensure the harmonization of requirements for the health and safety of individuals working with machinery. They cover all aspects of safety, including provisions covering how machinery should be designed and constructed, installed and maintained. They set out a common framework, for Member States to implement at national level, of laws, regulations and administrative procedures necessary to comply with the requirements of the Directives.